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Agricultural Science Education
Our Associate of Science degree in Agricultural Science Education prepares you for a variety of careers and further education. This program is uniquely designed to provide students a solid foundation in general agriculture, and it provides a clear path for students interested in pursuing a career teaching in the agriculture field. Field and lab research, livestock and rangeland management, and food production are all key parts of agriculture science careers. Our program will give you a wide number of courses that allow you to learn about disciplines in agriculture business, horticulture, animal science, rangeland management, and related skills like agriculture computers and communication skills. Education in this field of study will teach you about producing food and fiber, managing natural resources, and researching new and innovative ways to work with agricultural lands. The majority of our students continue on to four-year colleges and universities. We work closely with these schools to make the transfer process as seamless as possible. Graduates in the Ag Sciences are highly sought after by both the private and public sectors. The NWCCD Agriculture Science program is offered at both Gillette College and Sheridan College.
Agriculture scientists conduct research, study agriculture systems, manage natural resources, and educate others about the agriculture industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics predicts more than 3,500 new jobs will be added to the Agriculture and Food Science field from 2012-2022, an increase of 9%. There are also many Jobs in the agriculture education sector.
With the world population continuing to grow, trained Agriculture Scientists are in demand to design, research, and implement sustainable food production strategies, as well as be an agriculture educator. NWCCD graduates are working across the nation in all agriculture fields, leading the way to a healthy, sustainable future. A degree from NWCCD will prepare you to join an Agriculture Science-related field like:
From producing food to managing natural resources and livestock, NWCCD students learn the fundamentals of Agriculture Science.
Our NWCCD Associate of Science Degree in Agriculture Science feature courses that are diverse in content. As a student, you will be able to tailor your course of study to your interested with a variety of program areas, including Animal Science, Biology, Chemistry, Horticulture, and Rangeland Management. The Agriculture Science program is designed to prepare you to further your education to a four-year degree and pursue career opportunities in the agriculture field.
Our students learn in state-of-the-art facilities and take advantage of opportunities to compete in the Wyoming Society for Range Management’s annual Rangeland Cup. Our students have also competed on the national level, excelling at the Society for Range Management conference, and at the National Post-secondary Agriculture Student Organization conference, traveling to California, Florida, Minnesota and more.
NWCCD Agriculture Science students tailor their course of study to match their own interests and goals.
At NWCCD, we have a rich tradition in Agriculture. NWCCD began as an Agriculture-focused community college in the late 1940s. Today, more than half a century later, our commitment to Agriculture education is as strong as ever. We value Agriculture education here at NWCCD and invest in our programs to help prepare you to succeed in today’s economy.
Our Agriculture faculty are enthusiastic, well-liked and approachable. They will make sure you learn the foundational skills to pursue higher education or find a job following graduation. NWCCD’s strong relationships with local and national industries in rangeland management, wildlife management and agriculture present students unique opportunities to expand their college experiences.
Learn more about the new Mars Agricultural Center at Sheridan College.