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Central Community College of Nebraska    
  Jan 22, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog

Agricultural Sciences

Program Description

The Agricultural Sciences program provides students the fundamental knowledge needed to pursue successful careers in the agri-business, landscape design and construction, and the precision agriculture sectors. Agricultural Science students take a wide variety of courses and are given the opportunity to interact with professionals in the field.  The student is given support to reach their highest potential as they prepare for a challenging career in a dynamic and growing industry.

This program of study allows the student to develop knowledge and skills to evaluate and apply agricultural principles, methods and techniques in a global agricultural environment.

Student Learning Outcomes

Agricultural Sciences graduates are prepared to:

  • Analyze, evaluate, and safely apply principles, methods, and techniques in an agricultural environment.
  • Locate, create, analyze, interpret, manage, and use data related to agricultural applications.
  • Summarize how agricultural sciences relates to the global economy.

Career Opportunities

Professional careers could include sales, service, technical positions in agronomy, livestock production, precision agriculture, landscape design and construction or other agricultural areas. Students may select programs of study which lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree, a one year diploma, or a certificate in a specific area.

Agricultural Sciences and its supporting businesses employ about 25 percent of the labor force in the United States. Central Community College (CCC) recognizes the importance of the Agricultural Sciences program of study to our local, state, national and global economics.

Typical Program of Study

To assist students in determining the sequence of courses they might take to complete their educational goal, the proposed program of study is provided. A student's final program of study will be influenced by factors such as placement test scores, prior college experiences, course availability, transfer requirements, program admission requirements, and special areas of interest. A student intending to major in this program must consult with his/her advisor prior to any academic planning and registering.

The Agricultural Sciences program offers a wide range of education opportunities in the agri-business, landscape design and construction, and the precision agriculture sectors including AAS degrees, diplomas, and certificates to allow student to reach their career goals.


Associate of Applied Science