U.S. Sees Continued Job Growth in Agriculture Industry

Prepare for a career in the evolving agriculture industry! The demands on agricultural production are changing as the U.S. population continues to diversify and as health and nutrition become more important to consumers. There are career opportunities for a range of different positions related to food production.

*From 2016 to 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that over 68,000 jobs will be added to the industry for Farmer, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers. The median wage for these types of jobs was $66,360 per year in 2016.

Over time the farming and agriculture industry has become more expensive and more complex. **Now it is increasingly important for managers to have post-secondary education to better provide them with the skills needed to be successful. Getting specialized training to prepare you for a career in agriculture has never been more important!

Agriculture Programs at ICC

ICC offers a number of different agriculture-related programs to prepare students to succeed in the industry. These different options give students the ability to concentrate on their particular area of interest as well as find a degree or certificate option that fits their needs.

Certificates

Agricultural Business Management — Precision Agriculture
Agricultural Production — Certificate

Associate in Applied Science

Agricultural Business Management
Agricultural Business Management — Agronomy
Agricultural Business Management — Ag Sales and Service
Agricultural Business Management — Animal Sciences

Associate in Arts

Agriculture

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Benefits of ICC

Whether you are enrolling in college classes for the very first time, picking up some coursework to re-tool your skills, filling a gap in your college education, or just wanting to learn something new for the fun of it, ICC can meet your needs.

Quality Education

At ICC, our professors will help prepare you for your next step in the workforce or at a 4-year institution. In fact, our students that transfer often have a higher GPA than native students.

Stackable Careers

We work to create programs that provide the necessary skills to fill in-demand jobs. That way you can start working on a family-sustaining wage sooner. As your career advances, you can build upon your initial certificate or degree with extra courses.

Affordable

We make our tuition as affordable as possible to help make it easier to get your degree or certificate. In fact, annual tuition is about $4,300-$4,400 without financial aid ($143 per semester hour for District 514 Residents).


*https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/farmers-ranchers-and-other-agricultural-managers.htm
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