Agribusiness Science and Technology Career Pathway

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With Lakeshore's Credit for Prior Learning opportunities you can save time and money toward your degree by earning credit for your prior learning experiences. Whether you've taken dual-credit courses in high school, at another college, or have on-the-job experience that's relevant to your Lakeshore program, you may be eligible for college credit. Learn more about Lakeshore's Credit for Prior Learning.

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Agribusiness Livestock - Basic Certificate

Median Income:  $28.042.00

Learn more about this 12-credit Certificate

Agribusiness Crops and Soils – Basic Certificate

Median Income:  $27,333.00

Learn more about this 12-credit Certificate

Agribusiness Financial - Basic Certificate

Median Income:  $38,906.00

Learn more about this 12-credit Certificate

Only 18 more credits

Agriculture Technician Technical Diploma

Median Income:  $42,994.00

Agricultural Technicians

Work with agricultural scientists in plant, fiber, and animal research, or assist with animal breeding and nutrition. Set up or maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from crops or animals. Prepare specimens or record data to assist scientists in biology or related life science experiments. Conduct tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or insects.

Food Science Technician

Work with food scientists or technologists to perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products. Includes technicians who assist in research and development of production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and use of foods.

Animal Breeders

Select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree. 

First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural, forestry, aquacultural, and related workers. 

Learn more about this 30-credit Technical Diploma

Only 30 more credits

Agribusiness Science & Technology Associate Degree

Median Income:  $46,567.00

Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Buy products and services for organizations.

Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, and financial and marketing activities. 

Learn more about this 60-credit Associate Degree

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