Career Pathways offer new ways to achieve your education goals. Instead of studying just one program, the Career Pathways model links related academic programs in a sequence. Each program offers direct job preparation AND a path to the next higher academic program.

Farm Operations & Management–Crops

The Farm Operations & Management – Crops curriculum prepares you for a successful return to the farm focused on using plants for food, fuel, and fiber. Agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology and soil science.


A diploma is a set of course taken from an already approved degree that provides you with a set of specific skills to prepare you for a job in demand by local employers. All credits earned in the diploma can be applied to the degree.

Investment = Education

Crop Operation 36 Credits

How fast can I complete this 1-year technical diploma?

  • 6 semesters = 6 credits/semester
  • 3 semesters = 12 credits/semester
  • 2 semesters = 18 credits/semester

Return = Job

Job Title Example Median Salary*
Agronomy Technician $40,800

*Source: EMSI based on annual salary as of April 1, 2016.