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 (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male2
Female2

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
White3
Unknown1

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
      • Total Employment: 40
      • Average Hourly Rate: $17.55
      • Average Annual Salary: $36,500

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

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

19 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Agriculture (B)
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Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Kingsville, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

53 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Agriculture (B,M)
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Central Texas College

Killeen, TX
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Agriculture (A)
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Blinn College

Brenham, TX
Type: Community College

24 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Agriculture (A)
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Texas A&M University

College Station, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

37 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Agriculture (B)
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Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

18 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Agriculture (B)
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McLennan Community College

Waco, TX
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Agriculture (A)
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Angelo State University

San Angelo, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Agriculture (B)
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Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

20 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Agriculture (B,M)
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Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

43 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Agriculture (B,M)