Agriculture Degree at Palo Alto College (PAC)

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Agriculture Degree

The agriculture program at Palo Alto College prepares students to enter the farming, ranching, and agricultural business by combining research and hand-on training. Utilizing a combination of tools and knowledge, the program is designed to enhance and sustain human life by cultivating animals, plants, and other forms of food for basic consumption or for the creation of biofuels and drugs. Program courses include: basic animal care and husbandry, soil science and conservation, and plant care and cultivation. Get more details below including other Texas colleges that offer agriculture degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Agriculture Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. PAC offers an associate's degree program in agriculture.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male0
Female4

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian1
Hispanic1
White2

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Agriculture program at PAC, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Animal Scientists

Description

Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, animal scientists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 12.8% from 2010 to 2020

Food Scientists and Technologists

Description

Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, food scientists and technologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.0% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
    • Average Hourly Rate: $33.33
    • Average Annual Salary: $69,330

Soil and Plant Scientists

Description

Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, soil and plant scientists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 12.1% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
    • Average Hourly Rate: $30.66
    • Average Annual Salary: $63,780

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Agriculture Programs in Texas

Agriculture programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Agriculture (B)

Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Kingsville, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 37 students completed this program

Programs

  • Agriculture (B,M)

Central Texas College

Killeen, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Agriculture (A)

Blinn College

Brenham, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 37 students completed this program

Programs

  • Agriculture (A)

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 47 students completed this program

Programs

  • Agriculture (B)

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Agriculture (B)

McLennan Community College

Waco, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Agriculture (A)

Angelo State University

San Angelo, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Agriculture (B)

Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Agriculture (B,M)

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 36 students completed this program

Programs

  • Agriculture (B,M)

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