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The Agribusiness/Science Technology program acquaints students with customer service and advice; knowledge related to new products, methods, research, services, and regulations; and finance management.
This program prepares students for positions in industries that serve the agricultural community and presents an excellent opportunity for persons who enjoy agriculture and its related industries. After completion of this program of study, students have the option to go right into the industry or to transfer to a four- year college or university through established articulation agreements.
Graduates obtain positions in a wide variety of specialty areas, and there is a vast amount of potential for those who have mid-management or upper-management career aspirations. The demand in this field is expected to remain high for several years in such jobs as:
- Sales Representative: Solicits and communicates with potential customers and follows up to assure customer satisfaction.
- Service Representative: Samples and analyzes soils and feeds and recommends corrective measures.
- Manager Trainee: Works in areas of sales, promotion,
personnel, and administration.
- Crop Specialist: Works with farmers in evaluating crops, recommending alternative practices and chemicals.
Is This Occupation for You?
Students entering the Agribusiness/Science Technology program should:
- Have good oral and written communication skills.
- Enjoy working with people.
- Be willing to try new and innovative ideas.
- Have a good understanding of agriculture
- Enjoy science and mathematics.
Helpful Academic Background
- High school agriculture
- Math courses.
At the completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Appreciate the diversity of agricultural industry career options.
- Identify trends in agribusiness sectors.
- Apply technology innovations to career choice.
- Interact effectively with customers of an agribusiness on a technical level.
- Locate and use appropriate resources in solving problems.
- Exhibit ability to produce agronomic crops in a profitable manner.
- Exhibit ability to produce livestock products in a profitable manner
- Apply economic and marketing functions to the agribusiness industry.
- Apply computer technology
- utilize effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills.
- Apply human relations principles in professional and personal situations.
- Associate degree - requiring a minimum of two years to complete.
- Day classes.
- High school articulation courses accepted.
- Financial aid available.
- Classes start in August and January.
Program Admission Requirements
- Complete required assessment testing.
- Complete the application form.
- Interview with counselor.
- Pay a $30 nonrefundable application fee.
- Submit high school and any post-secondary transcripts.
- Students may re-apply to be admitted to a program for which they initially do not meet the Student Academic Achievement Plan (SAAP) criteria after they follow the additional courses and alternate program sequence prescibed for them.
Technical Skill Attainment
This TSA (Technical Skill Attainment) scoring guide will be used to document your attainment of technical program outcomes for the Agribusiness/Science Technology Degree. To meet the requirements on the scoring guide, you will be asked to draw upon the skills and concepts that have been developed throughout the program and are necessary for successful employment in your field. Results will be used to inspire continual improvement of teaching and learning in Wisconsin Technical College System. In addition, this assessment will provide feedback to you about your performance.
Please contact Student Services at 800.362.3322, Ext. 2354, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for current fee information.
A Program Fee list is provided (please note the costs are approximate and based on the current academic year).
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