Agri-Business Science Technology | Western Technical College

Agri-Business Science Technology

Associate Degree

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Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall, Spring

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 $9,600* 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 2019-2020 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding4
Employed in Related Occupation3
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education1
Not in Labor Market0

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Career Opportunities

Agriculture Technician
Agronomy Technician
Feed Mill Technician
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

$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.

Software and Technology

This program requires specific software and technology to complete classwork. Click here to see the list of items you will need for your courses.

If you do not have access to the items listed for your program, or if the items you have do not meet the requirements, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Internet access is required to access student accounts from off campus. The Learning Commons can provide information on free, off-campus Wi-Fi spots. Contact them at or call 608-785-9198.

For additional specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

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

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