Online Agribusiness Degrees | Casper College, Wyoming

Online Agribusiness Degrees

Young man standing in front of farm equipment

The future of agriculture depends on smart business leaders.

We recognize that it is just as important to produce alert and well-informed citizens as it is to train competent farmers and ranchers.

Features and benefits of an online degree at CC

Excellent and friendly faculty that focus on your individual education and success.

  • You will be assigned an academic advisor, who also teaches your core classes. You and your advisor will discuss your goals, background, and current schedule (i.e. work, family) and develop a degree plan centered around you.

Receive the same high-quality education as you would on-campus.

  • Almost every class offered online is also taught on-campus in Casper and by the same instructors, who are only a phone call or an email away.

Award-winning faculty:

  • Todd Jones, Wyoming Distance Educator of the Year
  • Jason Johnson, Phi Theta Kappa Learning Coach of the Year
  • Dr. Jeremy Burkett, Rosenthal Outstanding Educator of the Year and three-time Phi Theta Kappa Learning Coach of the Year

Opportunities after graduation from Casper College:

  • Casper College classes have a high transferability rate that will allow you to continue your education at one of many four-year institutions across the country. For example:
    • Casper College has a partnership with ​Colorado State University. After completing your associate degree, you can earn an online bachelor's degree in agri-business from CSU.
    • If you are transferring to the University of Wyoming, you can expect to graduate in no more than two years with a bachelor's degree in agricultural business.​​
  • The agri-business program is one of the most popular ag programs at Casper College; we have a high rate of graduates who find employment after graduation.

Which associate degree is right for you? A.S. or A.A.S.?

Casper College offers two different online degree paths for agri-business. Regardless of the path you choose, you will also study topics such as economics (as it relates to agriculture), proper record keeping, accounting, management, agricultural marketing, animal science, and soil science.

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is for students who plan to transfer to a four-year school to continue their studies toward a bachelor's degree in agribusiness. This path provides more general education classes besides the required agricultural classes.

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is for students who do not plan to transfer to a four-year school. With this degree, you will not take as many general education courses, but rather you will focus on practical and agricultural courses to help you succeed in your career.

What classes will you take?

A.S. degree

A.A.S. degree

* Please note that some, but not all, approved electives may not be available online. Availability may change semester to semester. To see which electives are available online, consult with your advisor or review the class schedule.

About the online learning environment

Casper College uses a learning management system, called Moodle4Me, for all its online courses. Course syllabus, calendar of activities, resources, assignments and quizzes, discussions, and grades can be accessed through Moodle. Learn more about getting started online.

The layout of each class will vary, depending on the instructor. Some may follow a "work at your own pace" method, while others assign work with with weekly due dates. Regardless, the online general agriculture program will follow Casper College's academic year schedule, with classes held during the fall and spring semesters, and an optional summer semester.

FAQs

How many classes will I take each semester?

The amount of classes that you take each semester is your choice.

To be a full-time student, you need to be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours (approximately four classes) each semester, but we suggest you take 15 to 17 credits each semester if you wish to graduate in two years, or four semesters.

Many online students have careers, families, and lives elsewhere. Some students may only take two or three classes each semester, while others may take four or five. If this is the case for you, we work to understand your needs and your time, and develop a custom degree path that is right for you.

Do I need books?

That depends on the class; some will require a book, but some will not.

What do I need in terms of computers, software, etc.?

You will need access to a computer and a good Internet connection.

Steps to starting an online degree program at CC

  1. Apply for admission as a first-time or transfer student (same process for on-campus and online students).
  2. Apply for financial aid, including grants, loans and scholarships.
  3. Make an appointment with an advisor and register for classes. A phone call advising appointment is what most online students do. Meeting your advisor in-person at Casper College is also an option if you live nearby and it works for your schedule.
  4. Go through the online orientation module (15-30 minutes).
  5. Begin classes!

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View the main agri-business program page.

Learn more about getting started online.

Contact

Want to learn more about this program? Feel free to contact:
Academic Assistant, Science
Office: PS 132
307-268-2517
Dean, School of Science
Office: PS 132A
307-268-2593

Faculty

Jeremy Burkett

Jason Johnson

Heath Hornecker is a 1997 Casper College graduate, and was part of the National Championship Judging Team. He then received a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech and and master's degree from the University of Wyoming. He taught high school Ag for four years before joining Casper College in 2004. Heath enjoys fishing, hunting, and chasing after his wonderful kids.

Todd Jones, a long­time instructor at Casper College, is a Montana native who takes a deep, personal interest in the success of his students. Todd has started and runs several successful Wyoming small businesses. He finds pleasure in working on his small irrigated farm, raising good, riding mules, and guiding hunters in the fall. Todd instructs many of our online agri­-business courses as well. Todd received his bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University and was awarded his master's degree in agricultural economics from New Mexico State University.

Tyler Reagan joined the Casper College Agriculture Department in 2016. He is originally from South Texas where he grew up on a cattle operation. He earned a bachelor's degree in agribusiness from Texas A&M-Kingsville and then a master's degree in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University in College Station. Tyler now teaches agricultural classes at Casper College, including agricultural economics and agricultural technology classes. He enjoys hunting, shooting, and helping out others when he can, especially those in the agricultural sector.

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