Agriculture at ICC

At ICC, your study of agriculture starts in the classroom, but it extends far beyond… to soils and agronomy labs, research trials in campus fields, or a class visit to innovative farms, or leading agri-businesses. You’ll learn theory and formulas, but you’ll also gain hands-on, real-world experiences. Our graduates are able to enter the four-year university of their choice and they find jobs.

Illinois Central College, the Smart ChoiceAgriculture is a huge part of the world around us. If you are thinking about a career in agriculture, there are a whole host of opportunities available to you. A report released by the Department of Agriculture and Purdue University in May 2015 estimates that nearly 60,000 jobs in the agriculture, food, renewable resources, and environment fields become available every year, yet only 35,000 graduates with agriculture-related degrees are available to fill them. At Illinois Central College we love agriculture and we our committed to equipping the next generation of agriculturalists with the tools needed to succeed. So if you love agriculture too and are looking for a career in high demand register today!

Employment Opportunities for College Graduates in Food, Agriculture, Renewable Natural Resources, and the Environment United States, 2015-2020

Farm Plotsat Illinois Central College

Get up close with agriculture when your classroom is taken to the field, where you’ll learn first hand about all aspects of crop science, soils, cover crops, water quality, and more – for the benefit of student and the good of our environment.

Real World Experienceat Illinois Central College

Internships provide you an opportunity to apply what you’re learning in the class- room in the real-world. This experience gives you a good feel for the career you’re pursuing as well as a leg-up on the other job candidates when you enter the workforce.

State-of-the-Art Technologyat Illinois Central College

You’ll see first hand the major role technology plays in agriculture from the latest software to GPS technology, including drones and precision agriculture.

Campus Residencesat Illinois Central College

Campus Housing offers apartment-style living on the ICC East Peoria Campus. Live near your classes, and take advantage of the collegiate atmosphere – club house, sport court, and more. Apartments are furnished and include cable, basic phone, electricity, high-speed Internet, and membership to the CougarPlex Fitness Center located on campus.

Activitiesat Illinois Central College

As an ICC ag student, you’ll have plenty of chances to become more involved on campus whether you join the nationally award-winning livestock judging team or participate in contests and leadership development through the Postsecondary Ag Student organization.You’ll also have the chance to join a host of other campus groups and organizations including the ICC Agri-Business Club.

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