Agri-Business Science

Associate of Applied Science

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Financial Aid Eligible

Agriculture is changing and it’s changing fast. Farmers today have to compete in a global economy and keep pace with some of the most sophisticated technology available. For the person with an interest in crop and livestock production, as well as a talent for the technical side of the business, this field needs you!

Through the Agri-Business and Science Technology program, you’ll develop valuable skills to help farmers and farm managers increase profitability and efficiency or help you in the management of your own farm operation. Feed and fertilizer plants, grain elevator merchants, and farm supply businesses are all looking for people with knowledge of agribusiness. Opportunities also exist in the areas of conservation, consulting, and farm management. This degree program includes an internship in agribusiness.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Agri-Business Science

This program will cost about $9,700* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Agri-Business Science 2015-2016 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding7
Employed in Related Occupation7
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education0
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week51
Median Hourly Wage$13.50
Hourly Wage Range$12.00 - $69.23
Median Annual Salary$40,950.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Farmhand; Jersey Land Dairy, Elroy, WI
  • Farmhand; Schomberg Rolling Acres, West Salem, WI
  • Forestry Labor; City of La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
  • Owner; Von Ruden Family Farm, Westby, WI
  • Production Documents Coordinator; Accelerated Genetics, Westby, WI

Career Opportunities

Agriculture Technician
Agronomy Technician
Feed Mill Technician
Dairy Production Technician
Agronomy Sales Specialist
Crop Scout

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Create a Crop Management Plan
  • Develop an Agribusiness management plan
  • Apply economic and marketing strategies to Agribusiness Industry
  • Apply relevant technologies
  • Create a livestock management plan
  • Investigate opportunities in Agribusiness
  • Interact as a professional in Agribusiness

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Transfer Agreements

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

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