Technical Diploma│Shared with Lakeshore Technical College│Eligible for Financial Aid
Experience a top-notch agriculture education by learning the fundamentals of the farming industry through the one-year Agriculture Technician program at Moraine Park.
Whether you have always had an interest in agriculture or want to gain employment in an ever-changing industry, Moraine Park’s Agriculture Technician program prepares students for a variety of agribusiness career pathways. This one-year program covers a wide-range of topics through agriculture classes taught by some of the most experienced professionals in the industry.
This diploma covers the first year of coursework within the Agribusiness Science and Technology Associate degree. This means that Agriculture Technician graduates can build on their education and earn an associate degree with one more year of college.
The Agriculture Technician program is offered at both the Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) and Moraine Park campus via in-person classes at LTC and live interactive television classes at MPTC. General studies classes and labs can be taken at Moraine Park. For more information, please see Lakeshore Technical College’s Agriculture Technician program page.
What You’ll Learn
Students enrolled in the Agriculture Technician program will learn the basics of industry-specific financial operations, goal-setting and human relations through hands-on agriculture classes. Taught by instructors with years of agriculture industry experience, classes will also educate students on crops, soil management and livestock fundamentals.
- Apply relevant technologies.
- Investigate opportunities in agribusiness.
- Interact as a professional in agribusiness.
Potential careers include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Agriculture Technician
- Supervisor of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers
- Animal Breeder
- Supervisor of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers
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.
Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for enrollment fee information.
Cost of Attendance
Cost of attendance (sometimes referred to as the “sticker price”) is the maximum amount of money it costs to attend college for one year and is used to determine your financial aid offering.
While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.
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.