"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.
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|
|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
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Agriculture - Agricultural Technology Track
- AAS in Agriculture - Sustainable Agriculture Track
- Agriculture Technology Certificate
- Sustainable Agriculture Certificate
- Agriculture Education Certificate
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.
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.