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Agribusiness Management, Associate in Science (A.S.) – Florida Gateway College’s Online Associate of Science in Agribusiness Management Degree will help cultivate your career.

Florida Gateway College’s Associates of Science in Agribusiness Management program prepares individuals to apply the economic and business principles involved in the organization, operation, and management of horticultural and agricultural business.  Subject matter includes finance, law, labor, and marketing, as well as leadership, communication, employability, and human relations skills.  The horticultural and agricultural subject matter includes plant growth, turfgrass, soil science, plant identification, landscape calculations, and integrated pest management.  This program includes all ten horticulture courses, eight business courses, plus one course from each of the following categories:  Math, English, and Humanities.


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Testing Entrance Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate,
  • Submit an application to FGC
  • Take a placement exam as prescribed by State Board of Education Rule (Not required for certificate students).


Classes are delivered online.


  • Tuition: $6,405.84
  • Books: $2,165.50
  • Other: $630




Credit hours



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Careers at a Glance

Starting Salaries

The median salary for Water and Wastewater Treatment Operators is $47,760, and the median salary for Environmental Science and Protection Technicians is $46,540.

Employment Opportunities

The online associate’s in agribusiness management degree program will prepare you for a career in a number of fields including: golf course management, agricultural sales, nursery management, lawn care and maintenance, landscape design and implementation, pest control, commercial gardening, farm management, and many more.

Agribusiness management graduates may work in such positions as:

  • account or sales manager of agricultural products
  • golf course management
  • farm manager
  • residential landscape and irrigation manager
  • nursery manager

Program Details

Admission Requirements
  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Submit application to FGC
  • Take a placement exam as prescribed by State Board of Education Rule (Not required for certificate students).
Program Notes

Experiential learning for industry certifications.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of plant physiology and growth.
  2. Identify and classify plants.
  3. Plan and maintain landscape irrigation systems.
  4. Identify pests and demonstrate solutions to pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment.
  5. Analyze and organize horticulture projects.
  6. Relate the physical and chemical properties of soil and water sources to plant growth, irrigation, and fertilization.
  7. Prepare and administer a business-oriented plan.
  8. Develop leadership skills.
  9. Identify, classify, and demonstrate management activities.
  10. Demonstrate a basic understanding of legal and ethical issues in a business environment.
Who Should Apply?

This is an excellent program for those who already work or aspire to work in any agriculture industry.  These industries include plant and tree nurseries, farming, golf course management, lawn care, and gardening. 

Why an Online Agribusiness Management Degree from Florida Gateway College?

Florida Gateway’s online Associate of Science in Agribusiness Management provides an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates studies in horticultural sciences, such as landscape plants and turf, with all aspects of business management.  You can apply the knowledge from these courses to the problems that are presented to agribusinesses now and in the future.