Agriculture

Agriculture

Learn a variety of fields needed for entry-level jobs in the agriculture industry. Explore hydroponics, agricultural sustainability, current technology, and agricultural business management.

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What is Agriculture?

Students majoring in agriculture receive training in a variety of fields needed for entry-level jobs in the agriculture industry. Courses combine the newest in agriculture theory with important hands-on training. Students will explore hydroponics, agricultural sustainability, current technology, and agricultural business management.

Possible career options include commercial farming, family farming, farm supply, implement companies, landscaping, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Students will also be able to transfer the two-year associate degree to bachelor’s degree programs at many state colleges and universities.

CLASSES STARTING THIS FALL 2019

  • AGR 125 Intro to Fertilizers and Soils 
    • Introduces students to the practical aspects of soils and fertilizers as related to plant growth and production.
  • AGR 140 Issues in Agriculture 
    • Provides students an introduction to agriculture and current issues pertaining to the agriculture industry. 
  • AGR 115 Agriculture Maintenance
    • Provides a study of basic maintenance issues (electrical, plumbing, fencing, building construction and repair, and safety) that arise in farming operations; and the practical troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques.
  • AGR 155 Greenhouse Production
    • Introduces students to the concept of controlled environment growing and plant management. Demonstrates plant production with greenhouse techniques. Discusses identification of diseases, insects, and plant disorders in the greenhouse. Identifies selection of plant and growth medium. Emphasizes plants for agricultural and food production.

Tuition & Fees

MCC has the lowest tuition in the state, offers courses with limited additional fees courses offer limited additional fees, and lots of scholarships for all students!

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements. Please consult MCC s general admission requirements.

Length of Program

Students can complete the associate degree in two years of enrollment. Some certificates can be completed in one or two terms.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements. MCC is an equal educational and employment opportunity institution.

Program Contact

April Duncan
Agriculture
Program Coordinator
270.824.1903
aduncan0164@kctcs.edu