As the world’s largest commercial industry, Agriculture provides more career opportunities than any other industry. Richland offers an Associate of Applied Science in Agribusiness and an Associate of Science in Agriculture.

Career and Technical Education Option

Baccalaureate Transfer Options

  • Associate of Science with concentration in Agriculture
    • Suggested courses for the Agriculture Concentration include AGRIC 106, AGRIC 130, AGRIC 210, and HORT 100.

Guaranteed Transfer Agreement

Richland Community College and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have formed a cooperative relationship through a guaranteed transfer agreement. Any student who has completed the prescribed Guaranteed Transfer Agreement at RCC (with the required 2.50 GPA and foreign language requirement) and submits required application and supporting documentation will automatically be admitted to UIUC at the junior level in the prescribed field of study in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES). For more information, contact Enrollment Services.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign fields of study include:

  • Agriculture
  • Agribusiness
  • Animal Science
  • Communication and Education
  • Crop Science
  • Food Science
  • Forest Science
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development
  • Natural Resource and Environmental Sciences
  • Technical Systems Management

For information about the Associate of Science in Horticulture, please visit the Horticulture program page.

Other Useful Documents

For Further Information

For additional information, contact the Business and Technology Division at Richland Community College, Room C242, or (217) 875-7211, ext. 475.

You may also contact David McLaughlin, Agribusiness and Horticulture Program Director, in the Horticulture Building, (217) 875-7211, ext. 562, or by e-mail, for additional information or for information about possible transfer opportunities.