Agricultural Science Education at Sheridan College.

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 with 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. Agricultural Science Education will give you a wide number of courses that allow you to learn about disciplines in agriculture business, horticulture, animal science, and related skills like agriculture computers and communication skills. This field of study will teach you about producing food and fiber, managing natural resources, and researching innovative ways to work with agricultural lands.

The Agriculture Science Education program is designed to prepare you to further your education to a four-year degree and pursue career opportunities in the agriculture field. Graduates in the Ag Sciences are highly sought after by both the private and public sectors.

Our students 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, traveling to California, Florida, Minnesota and more.

Why Sheridan College?

  • Learn in the state-of-the-art, Mars Agricultural Center, and through hands-on field experiences.
  • Tailor your course of study to your interests with a variety of program areas, including Animal Science, Biology, Chemistry, Horticulture, and Rangeland Management.
  • The majority of our students easily transfer on to four-year colleges and universities.
Location

Available at Sheridan College.

World-Class Facilities

Learn in one of the leading agriculture education facilities in the region, the Mars Agricultural Center at Sheridan College.

The Mars Ag Center allows for a better ag learning experience with features such as an animal science lab, a soils and agroecology lab, an herbarium, a teaching greenhouse, a computerized commodities trading floor classroom, and other high-tech classrooms.

Industry Outlook

Agriculture scientists conduct research, study agriculture systems, manage natural resources, and educate others about the agriculture industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts more than 3,100 new jobs will be added to the Agriculture and Food Science field from 2016-2026, an increase of 7%. There are also many jobs in the agriculture education sector.

Faculty and Community

At Sheridan College, we have a rich tradition in Agriculture. Sheridan College began as an Agriculture-focused community college in the late 1940s. We value Agriculture education here at Sheridan College 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.Sheridan College’s strong relationships with local and national industries in rangeland management, wildlife management, and agriculture present students unique opportunities to expand their college experiences.

Careers and Opportunities

A degree in Agriculture Science Education prepares you for an exciting career in business, industry, government, education, or research. This degree can lead you to a career such as:

  • Extension Educator
  • Food Scientist
  • Biological Technician
  • Agriculture Science Technician
  • Farmer / Rancher
  • Landscape Manager
  • Agriculture Instructor
  • Farm Manager