Agriculture Pathways

The Foundations for Transfer to University
Hands holding dark rich soil

Agricultural professionals are farmers, engineers, educators, scientists, managers, communicators, market and sales representatives, and diversified production specialists. Each of these careers requires extensive education in mathematics, science, oral and written communication, and leadership skills.

As U.S. agriculture continues its expansion into the global economy it is important to embrace diversification while developing an understanding of other cultures and customs. Approximately 23 million Americans—or 1 out of every 6 workers—are currently employed in agriculture and food systems.

Careers in this industry are important and rewarding because agricultural products are essential to and improve our quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for associate degrees in Agriculture? add

The minimum requirements for each degree must be met and an additional 15 college-level semester hours in Agriculture must be earned at NCTC. Please see the catalog for more information.

Degree Requirements

What can NCTC's Agriculture Department offer? add

We offer the opportunity to learn from knowledgeable instructors, participate in hands-on training, the use of NCTC facilities such as the state-of-the-art greenhouse, and participation in departmental organizations like the Agriculture Club and Horticulture Society of NCTC.

Who do I contact in the Agriculture Department? add

Lisa Bellows, Ph.D.
Science and Agriculture Division Chair
(940) 668-4252