Associate of Applied Science│Shared with Lakeshore Technical College│Eligible for Financial Aid
Experience on-the-job training to prepare for employment in the agriculture industry through Moraine Park’s two-year Agribusiness Science and Technology program.
Whether you’re getting ready to take over your family’s farm, want to work at a seed supplier or are looking to work in the agriculture industry, a degree in agribusiness science and technology can open doors to a world of opportunities.
The Agribusiness Science and Technology associate degree is a shared program with Lakeshore Technical College (LTC). That means students get the convenience of taking classes at either campus. General studies classes and labs can be taken at Moraine Park, as well as via live interactive television. For more information, please see Lakeshore Technical College’s Agribusiness Science and Technology program page.
What You’ll Learn
Through hands-on learning and on-the-job experience using agricultural technology, students will gain skills in animal science and nutrition, integrated pest management, soil science, crop production and precision agriculture. With farming courses taught by industry professionals, students will be able to successfully develop their agribusiness skills and enhance their success through sales, marketing and business management.
- Develop an agri-business management plan.
- Apply economic and marketing strategies to agribusiness industry.
- Apply relevant technologies.
- Create a crop management plan.
- Create a livestock management plan.
- Investigate opportunities in agribusiness.
- Interact as a professional in agribusiness.
Potential careers include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Agricultural Inspector
- Agricultural Equipment Operator
- Nursery and Greenhouse Manager
- Agricultural Products Grader
- Supervisor of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers
- Supervisor of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers
Earn the Agriculture Technician Technical Diploma along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.
- $143.45 per credit (resident)
- $215.18 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.
Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 6-8 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.