Career Pathways

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–Farm Ag Maintenance

The Farm Ag Maintenance program provides you with the educational background and training for entry into a production agriculture career focused on farm equipment maintenance. You will also be exposed to a variety of farm business management principles and practices as you embark on a career pathway in production agriculture

1 YEAR TECHNICAL DIPLOMA

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

Farm Ag Maintenance 37 Credits

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

  • 6 semesters = 7 credits/semester
  • 3 semesters = 13 credits/semester
  • 2 semesters = 19 credits/semester

Return = Job

Job Title Example Median Salary*
Farm Equipment Mechanic $23,644

2 YEAR TECHNICAL DIPLOMA

A two-year, post-high school program with specific course requirements.

Investment = Education

Farm Operations & Management – Ag Mechanics 65 Credits

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

  • 6 semesters = 5 credits/semester
  • 3 semesters = 10 credits/semester
  • 2 semesters = 14 credits/semester

Return = Job

Job Title Example Median Salary*
Agriculture Equipment Operator $25,031

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