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Top Associate Degrees in Agricultural Science

Typically a two-year course of study, most associate degrees are earned at technical and community colleges and vocational schools, and are also offered at some universities. While requiring less coursework than a bachelor's degree, they provide a more advanced education than a high school diploma.

What is an associate degree in agricultural science? Focusing on the practice of agriculture in the contexts of both biology and social sciences, agricultural science covers everything from traditional subsistence farming to production ecology to the principles of engineering and economics that modern agricultural businesses function upon. A course of study can include education in horticulture, biological engineering, food and nutrition, forest and wildlife management, and soil and crop science.

Earning an associate degree in agricultural science gives you a solid foundation in agricultural business practices, expanding your career options in a host of industries. It can also be the first step to obtaining a more advanced degree in the field.

Many institutes of learning worldwide offer associate degrees in agricultural science, with the cost of the coursework varying depending on the location and specific education offered. Research the programs available to you to find the most financially viable option.

Those who have earned this degree can find employment in a variety of businesses. Farmers who harvest food and specialty crops along with livestock management and breeding often have agricultural science degrees. Nursery and greenhouse manager positions may require education in horticulture and related topics, while agricultural supervisors who are in charge of overseeing crop workers also benefit from the procedures and principles covered in an associate degree program.

Depending on your situation, either a full-time or part-time course of study may be more appropriate. Online courses can also be an effective route to obtaining an associate degree in agricultural science. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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International Business College Mitrovica (IBCM)

The IBCM Environmental and Agricultural Management (EAM) program provides students with an interdisciplinary experience in the management of critical environmental issues ... [+]

Academy Professional (AP) degree in Environmental and Agricultural Management

The IBCM Environmental and Agricultural Management (EAM) program provides students with an interdisciplinary experience in the management of critical environmental issues such as agricultural production, biodiversity, natural resources and renewable energy. As an EAM student, you will gain real-world insights into modern environmental and agro-business practices and trends, providing you with the skills you need for a successful career. International and accredited degrees The program is taught in English and is based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The courses are internationally recognized and transferable. IBCM offers two qualifications: Bachelor degree: 3.5 years (equivalent to 210 ECTS) Academy Professional (AP) degree: 2 years (equivalent to 120 ECTS). All IBCM students receive a double degree. This means that you will get a diploma from IBCM and a diploma from our partner institution, Lillebaelt Academy for Professional Higher Education in Denmark. Graduates from the IBCM EAM program can also gain an additional degree accredited by our partner the Union Nikola Tesla University in Belgrade, with the official title of “Analyst for Environmental Protection.” By writing four additional exams, students can receive a Union diploma in the Protection of Environment and Ecology (worth 180 ECTS). Real work experience You will complete two three-month, full-time internships during your fourth and seventh semester of study, ensuring that you have the real-world skills to succeed in your career. Rich and varied study program The EAM department offers a holistic and multi-disciplinary course, covering management as... [-]

Kosovo Mitrovica
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HIWASSEE COLLEGE

The Forestry Technology program is for students wishing to enter directly into the workforce upon receipt of the A.A.S. degree. The program is designed to help students a ... [+]

We are excited you are thinking about becoming part of the Hiwassee community! We are here to help you with anything and everything you need. We would love to answer any questions you may have about the College from academics to affordability and beyond.

Our campus has grown from a mere seven acres to a larger campus, comprised of eighteen buildings situated on 400 acres.

FORESTRY TECHNOLOGY (A.A.S.)

The Forestry Technology program is for students wishing to enter directly into the workforce upon receipt of the A.A.S. degree. The program is designed to help students acquire technical knowledge, understanding, and abilities in the principles and practices involved in the production and utilization of forests and the conservation of water resources. Graduates should be qualified to enter into positions as forest technicians with state and federal forestry agencies and private forest industries.... [-]

USA Madisonville
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
North Central Missouri College

The AAS in Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the areas of agribusiness or the management of agricul ... [+]

The AAS in Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the areas of agribusiness or the management of agricultural and natural resources. The program focuses on the general planning, economics and use of facilities, natural resources, equipment, labor and capital to produce plant and animal products. Classroom, laboratory, leadership and internship experiences are included in the program.

Opportunities After NCMC

- Agribusiness. Agronomy Sales, Feed Mills-Sales/Management, Swine Management, Grain. Elevator Management. - Ag Mechanics. Equipment Repairmen/Mechanics, Process Control Technician, Inventory. Controller, Machinery Computer Diagnostics. - Horticulture. Greenhouse Production, Own Business (Install, Turf Mgt., Arborist), Sales & Retail For Landscapers, Consultant. - Natural Resources. Soil Technician, Water Quality Technician, Wildlife Animal Caretaker, Fish Hatchery Worker. - Ag Science- Crop Production, Livestock Production, Crop Scout, Livestock Procurement, Operational Management, Research Technicians, Swine Farrowing Manager... [-]

USA Trenton
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4 years
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West Hills College - Coalinga

The Precision Agriculture program prepares students to work with global positioning satellite (GPS) systems, geographic information system (GIS) software, automatic tract ... [+]

The Precision Agriculture program prepares students to work with global positioning satellite (GPS) systems, geographic information system (GIS) software, automatic tractor guidance systems, variable rate chemical input applicators, surveying equipment, and related computer software. Students will learn through hands-on, real-world applications. Completing the certificate qualifies the student to enter the professional job market in the public sector as well as the agriculture industry. Units for the Precision Agriculture Certificate apply to the Associates Science Degree in Agriculture.

Agriculture Science and Technology AS Degree

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USA Coalinga
January 2020
Full-time
Campus
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

Graduates of the Agricultural Technology Business Option program qualify for a variety of rewarding positions. Areas of employment encompass agricultural sales, marketing ... [+]

Overview

Graduates of the Agricultural Technology Business Option program qualify for a variety of rewarding positions. Areas of employment encompass agricultural sales, marketing, mid-management at dealerships or distributorships, research, or other agricultural positions. Job opportunities include operational or mid-management positions at agricultural suppliers of feed, seed, fertilizer, chemicals, grain, equipment, and other products and services. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to communicate with other people, demonstrate a general knowledge of crop and livestock production, understand the problems of agriculture, be aware of the new developments in farming, and develop skills in marketing, management, and financing in agri-business.... [-]

USA Robinson Olney Mount Carmel Fairfield  + 1 More
September 2019
4 semesters
Campus
North Iowa Area Community College

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and c ... [+]

Hundreds of North Iowa Area Community College graduates transfer to four-year colleges and universities every year. Whether you want to become a teacher, lawyer, engineer, physician, artist or (you name it!), we can get you started. And if you’re unsure about a major, NIACC is a great place to get your feet wet.

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school.

Forestry

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester

ENG-105 Composition I ^ 3 s.h. CHM-151 College Chemistry 4 s.h. MAT-121 College Algebra * 4 s.h. SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3 s.h. Total 15 s.h. ... [-]
USA Mason City
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Gateway Technical College

Do you prefer to work outdoors? Don’t like being confined to an office? If so, Gateway’s Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Technician Degree program is the one for you. Almost ... [+]

Do you prefer to work outdoors? Don’t like being confined to an office?

If so, Gateway’s Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Technician Degree program is the one for you. Almost all the work is conducted outside, working with a variety of tools and machinery. And, if you choose to climb trees, you can have your very own natural “office” with a view every day.

Gateway’s Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Technician associate degree provides the hands-on skills and natural resource education for graduates to enter this exciting career field of arborists, urban foresters and related occupations. It offers family-sustaining wages and year-round work with private, corporate or government landowners.... [-]

USA Kenosha
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Southwestern Oregon Community College

The Associate of Science degree, with an emphasis in Forestry, provides students with an introduction to the technical and scientific knowledge related to the field of fo ... [+]

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE FORESTRY EMPHASIS

The Associate of Science degree, with an emphasis in Forestry, provides students with an introduction to the technical and scientific knowledge related to the field of forestry and forest management. This set of classes satisfies the requirements for an Associate of Science degree and also meets the lower division requirements at Oregon State University (OSU) for a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry. There is a signed articulation agreement with the Forestry Department at Oregon State University that allows students that complete this AS degree and two additional courses to enter OSU as a junior in the Forestry program. Beyond the AS degree requirements, students will need to take the Forest Biology course (FOR 240) from OSU which can be done online. In addition, students will need to take a Physics course which is not calculus based. Currently, SWOCC does not offer that course. The forestry field is projected to have many career opportunities coming up in the next decade as many forestry and natural resources professionals retire in the next few years. If you enjoy working outdoors and want to have a career that focuses on managing our valuable forest lands to conserve and protect resources as well as produce valuable products for society, this is an excellent time to consider this degree. ... [-]

USA Coos Bay
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Seward County Community College

Agriculture encompasses more than what happens in the field. At SCCC, students are able to prepare themselves for success in today’s diverse agriculture-related wor ... [+]

Agriculture encompasses more than what happens in the field. At SCCC, students can prepare themselves for success in today’s diverse agriculture-related workforce with studies in animal science, agronomy, agri-business and specialty crops. SCCC stresses the importance of acquiring the technical, business and communication skills required that contribute to student success through up-to-date courses, hands-on experience and participation in clubs and organizations available on campus.

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USA Liberal
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus