Agriculture Technology

Grow your knowledge by studying agriculture. You’ll explore sustainable and organic methods, plant science, field management, equipment maintenance and animal care.

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"If You Ate Today, Thank A Farmer."

Kentucky is home to 76,500 farms across 13 million acres of land. The Agriculture Degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level career opportunities in the field of agriculture technology and agricultural-related services. The degree is designed for students who seek entry-level jobs as well as for currently employed individuals wishing to broaden their skills for career enhancement.

average base pay<div class="tooltip">&#9432; <span class="tooltiptext">Based on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky</span></div> $28,973
low: $17k med: $29k high: $48k

What are my career choices?

Graduates will seek job opportunities on commercial farms and businesses related to the agriculture industry. Positions are largely in commercial farming, family farming, farm supply, implement companies, landscaping and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Agricultural Career Median Annual Salary
Based on research conducted by KCEWS in 2016 for the state of Kentucky
General Agricultural Studies $28,973
Sustainable Agriculture $28,973
Agricultural Technology $28,973
Agricultural Technology- Agricultural Technology Track $28,973
Agricultural Technology- Sustainable Agriculture Track $28,973

What classes do I have to take?

You will take a core of agriculture courses, technical electives related to agricultural technology and general education courses.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?  (pending SACSCOC approval)

Degrees and Transfers 

Diploma Options

Certificate Options

To see a complete course listing for each credential use the KCTCS Course Catalog.

Where do I start?

Apply for admission to ECTC to receive information from the Admissions Office about submitting your placement test scores (ACT or COMPASS exams) and to schedule a meeting with an advisor to register for your classes.


Additional Information

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

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.


Program Contact

Mike Hazzard
Program Coordinator