Agribusiness and Hospitality Microcredential (Value Added Food Processing)
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Agribusiness and Hospitality Microcredential (Value Added Food Processing)

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Designed to be meaningful, high-quality education programs to verify, validate and attest to specific skill sets and competencies of an individual, microcredential programs differ from degree and certificate programs in that they are generally offered in shorter or more flexible time spans with a narrow focus.

The Agribusiness and Hospitality  (Value Added Food Processing) Micro-Credential will provide producer training on entrepreneurship, marketing, sanitation and safety and food and beverage management.  The goal of the microcredential is to increase producers knowledge and product availability to the local community.

Students who complete the Agribusiness and Hospitality (Value Added Food Processing) microcredential earn ten college credit hours that may later be transferred to one of Jefferson's certificate or degree programs. Agri-Business and Hospitality course requirements are a perfect fit for JCC's Hospitality & Tourism AAS or Applied Business Studies AOS degree programs.

When you complete the Agribusiness and Hospitality microcredential, you will be able to: 

  • Develop knowledge of entrepreneurship touching on the importance of developing a business plan, moving from an idea to an entrepreneurial venture, and managing and growing an entrepreneurial firm.
  • Examine and analyze necessary food cost control, purchasing, payroll and basic payroll.
  • Comprehend the necessary sanitation and safety guidelines necessary to pass the ServSafe exam
  • Analyze your current business venture and learn ways to market. Students will learn the principles and functions designed to satisfy an organization’s target markets by offering an appropriate marketing mix consisting of product, price, place, and promotion.

**Eligible for Part-Time Tuition Assistance for Non-Degree Programs. Eligibility rules apply. Students must complete a FAFSA. Learn more.

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Microcredential Requirements              
Microcredential Requirements (10 Credit Hours): Credit Hours
BUS 232, Marketing 3
CUL 130, Sanitation & Safety 1
BUS 240, Food & Beverage Management 3
BUS 150, Intro to Entrepreneurship 3