Life in the Great Outdoors
Henry Spaeth Agriculture Center

The Agriculture programs at NCTC grant students opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to enter today's agricultural industry and an ideal foundation for transferring to a four-year institution.

All our degree programs teach innovation, globalization, critical thinking, diversity, leadership, and problem solving through hands-on experiences at our on-site facilities.

Within the department are four disciplines students may choose.

Agriculture Students

Agriculture For Transferring Students

The Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree with a major emphasis in Agriculture prepares students for transferring to four-year universities in pursuit of their bachelor's degrees.

Katlyn & Kodi, Equine students, with a saddled horse

Equine Science

The Equine Science program's goal is to ensures students a well-rounded, quality education that offers both instruction and hand-on experiences that mirror real-world requirements in order to prepare graduates to be assets in the Equine Industry.

Farm & Ranch Management students by a green tractor

Farm & Ranch Management

This program is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in the farming and ranching industry. The curriculum focuses on practical and educational experiences in animal science, beef cattle production, pasture management, livestock business, animal nutrition, and computer applications specific to agriculture.

Horticulture student working in the gardens at Gainesville's Agriculture Center


Our Horticulture program provides a broad, technical education in the field, emphasizing practical knowledge that prepares students to work in multiple facets of the industry, including landscaping, sustainability, floristry, horticulture crop production, and greenhouse management.