Agri-Business Science Technology | Western Technical College

Agri-Business Science Technology

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Associate of Applied Science

Program Number: 

100062

Credits: 

62.00
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 Technology

This program will cost about $9,800* 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 Technology 2017-2018 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates11
Graduates Responding9
Employed in Related Occupation6
Employed in Non-related Occupations1
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education1
Not in Labor Market1

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Responding15
Average Hours Per Week3050
Median Hourly Wage$10.00$14.00
Hourly Wage Range$10.00 - $10.00$13.25 - $15.50
Median Annual Salary$38,997

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Applicator; Allied Cooperative, Galesville, WI
  • Agronomy Specialist; MDS Dairy, Cashton, WI
  • Custom Applicator; Premier Coop, Westby, WI
  • Lab Technician; Dairyland Laboratories, Arcadia, WI
  • Farm Hand; Windmill Farms
  • Farm Hand; Coolie Crest, Cashton, Wisconsin
  • Owner/Operator Custom Combining; Reiken Farms and Harvesting, Hazel Green, WI
  • Wet Chemistry Technician; Dairyland Laboratories, St. Cloud, MN

Career Opportunities

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

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Interact as a professional in Agribusiness
  • Investigate opportunities in Agribusiness
  • Apply relevant technologies
  • Apply economic and marketing strategies to Agribusiness Industry
  • Develop an Agribusiness Management plan
  • Create a Crop Management Plan
  • Create a Livestock Management plan

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$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 reading, sentence skills, 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 waivers 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

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Agri-Business Science Technology

Career Pathways

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