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… Read more

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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Wallace State Community College
Hanceville, USA

Wallace State's Agricultural Production and Sustainable Agriculture programs are designed to prepare students for various jobs in local agriculture, business, and industry. St ... +

Wallace State's Agricultural Production and Sustainable Agriculture programs are designed to prepare students for various jobs in local agriculture, business, and industry. Students may find jobs in areas such as landscaping, forestry, aquaculture operations, conservation, and farming. Other potential opportunities include managing or owning a farm, greenhouse or nursery. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Gateway Technical College
Kenosha, USA

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 ... +

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. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Cao đẳng Parkland
Champaign, USA

Baccalaureate degree programs in agriculture may include various specialties, such as agricultural economics, agribusiness, agricultural sciences (animal science, crop or plan ... +

Baccalaureate degree programs in agriculture may include various specialties, such as agricultural economics, agribusiness, agricultural sciences (animal science, crop or plant science, soil science, and horticulture), agricultural mechanics, and agriculture education. To transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in agriculture as a junior, students need to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City, USA

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 c ... +

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. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Southwestern Michigan College
Dowagiac, USA +1 More

The SMC curriculum, paired with courses within a particular Michigan State University Certificate Program, prepares students for entry-level employment in agricultural operati ... +

The SMC curriculum, paired with courses within a particular Michigan State University Certificate Program, prepares students for entry-level employment in agricultural operations. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
Part-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
International Business College Mitrovica (IBCM)
Mitrovica, Kosovo

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

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. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Seward County Community College
Liberal, USA

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 workforc ... +

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 workforce with studies in animal science, agronomy, agri-business and specialty crops. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Coos Bay, USA

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 forestr ... +

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. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Hawaii Community College
Hilo, USA

This program prepares students for employment in government service, agribusiness, horticulture, livestock, flowers and foliage, landscape, macadamia nuts, papaya, and coffee ... +

This program prepares students for employment in government service, agribusiness, horticulture, livestock, flowers and foliage, landscape, macadamia nuts, papaya, and coffee industries. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
HIWASSEE COLLEGE
Madisonville, USA

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 acquir ... +

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. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
Robinson, USA +3 More

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

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. -
Associate Degree
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, USA

The curriculum in the Oceanography Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an associate degree. While a baccalaureate o ... +

The curriculum in the Oceanography Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors such as marine biology, environmental science or geological sciences, the Associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
English
Campus
 
North Central Missouri College
Trenton, USA

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 ... +

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 -
Associate Degree
Full-time
4 years
Campus
 
Community Colleges of Spokane
Spokane, USA

Whether you want to work on a family farm, for an agriculture supply company, or for a local, state, or federal agency, this program can prepare you for a range of career oppo ... +

Whether you want to work on a family farm, for an agriculture supply company, or for a local, state, or federal agency, this program can prepare you for a range of career opportunities in the broad field of agriculture. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Cao đẳng Parkland
Champaign, USA

Do you love technology, solving science problems, and working outside? Parkland's precision agriculture program results in diverse career opportunities for graduates. Employme ... +

Do you love technology, solving science problems, and working outside? Parkland's precision agriculture program results in diverse career opportunities for graduates. Employment opportunities are abundant in roles such as precision agriculture technicians, research scientist, crop specialists, etc., who work with soil testing companies, crop consulting firms, and fertilizer and chemical companies. Working in agriculture doesn't always mean farming. Farmers need help making important decisions about what crops to plant, what and how much chemicals to use, and how to improve yield. Precision ag graduates earn a two-year associate in applied science degree that allows them to go right to work helping to feed America! -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus