Agriculture Technician

Your Ag Future Awaits

Successful individuals employed in agriculture occupations need a basic understanding of industry specific financial operations, goal-setting, human relations, crops, soil management, as well as livestock fundamentals.

This diploma is embedded within the Agribusiness Science & Technology Associate degree. This means that Agriculture Technician graduates have the opportunity to also complete their associate degree with one more year of college.

Since Lakeshore Technical College shares this program with Moraine Park Technical College students, classes are scheduled efficiently and to reduce student travel using the iFlex instructional mode (see description).  The schedule has a mix of in-person class days and online instruction.    

Career Area
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Technical Diploma
Program Number
  • Technical Diploma
  • 2 Terms 
  • 30 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible

Career Outlook

Agriculture Technician

Median Income: $45,864.00*


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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.


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.


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.


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



*Lightcast/EMSI data is a hybrid dataset derived from official government sources such as the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary data is from Lakeshore District, unless noted otherwise (i.e. Wind programs use State of WI.)


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.

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Designed to fit your life schedule, iFlex allows you to take courses through a blend of online and face-to-face, flexing between the two, or totally online. Students will have identical learning components (assessments and lecture materials) whether sitting in the classroom, attending synchronously through videoconferencing, or learning online.

This iFlex program is scheduled efficiently and reduces student travel to campus, with a mix of in-person class days and online instruction. Weekly in-person classes include group collaboration, projects, and on-site labs. Weekly online lectures and assignments are delivered prior to the face-to-face class.

Distant students may participate in the weekly face-to-face classes synchronously using videoconferencing software; a minimum of 5 Mb as well as audio and visual computer capabilities are required.

This program is available 100% online within the iFlex instructional mode.

Faculty Bios

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Megan Kulow

I have a passion for all things agriculture. Being an educator is a privilege. I am excited students choose our Ag programs so we can set them up for success! Lakeshore is surrounded by a large supportive community of farmers eager to have students tour their farms and get hands-on experience.

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