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.
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.
Associate degree - requiring a minimum of two years to complete.
High school articulation courses accepted.
Financial aid available.
Classes start in August and January.
Program Admission Requirements
Complete application and pay $30 non-refundable application fee. Submit transcripts (high school or GED/HSED and college). Complete placement testing or submit ACT scores. Meet with advisor. Pay $50 enrollment deposit. Set up MySWTC Account, register for classes, and attend orientation. Helpful Academic Background
High school agriculture
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At the completion of this program, students are expected to 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.
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.