Is This Program for You?
Students entering the Agribusiness, Science & Technology - Agronomy program should:
- Have a strong attention to detail.
- Enjoy working with people.
- Be willing to try new and innovative ideas.
- Have a good understanding of agriculture.
- Enjoy science and mathematics.
Admission and Program Requirements
- Submit Application and $30 Application Fee
- To make sure your classes are the right fit, we consider any previous college credit you've earned, Compass or ACT scores, high school GPA, or an assessment at your registration session. Submit High School Transcripts, College Transcripts, and Test Scores to: Southwest Tech, Attn: Admissions, 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI 53809
Helpful Academic Background
- High school agriculture
- Math courses
- This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
- Estimated cost for each semester can be found under the Curriculum tab. Please note that costs are approximate and are based on the current academic year.
- Please discuss additional fee questions with the program advisor or instructor.
Students must have eye wear protection (safety glasses with side shields or wrap around safety glasses over prescription glasses) and must meet OSHA Z87.1 or greater while they are conducting operations that are deemed hazardous in nature. These glasses can be purchased at the College Bookstore.
At the completion of this program, students are expected to be able to:
- Appreciate the diversity of agricultural industry career options.
- Identify trends in agribusiness sectors.
- Apply technology innovations to career choice.
- Interact effectively with customers of an agribusiness on a technical level.
- Locate and use appropriate resources in solving problems.
- Exhibit ability to produce agronomic crops in a profitable manner.
- Exhibit ability to produce livestock products in a profitable manner.
- Apply economic and marketing functions to the agribusiness industry.
- Apply computer technology.
- Utilize effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills.
- Apply human relations principles in professional and personal situations.
Graduates obtain positions in a wide variety of specialty areas, and there is a vast amount of potential for those who have mid-management or upper-management career aspirations. The demand in this field is expected to remain high for several years in such jobs as:
- Sales Representative: Solicits and communicates with potential customers and follows up to assure customer satisfaction.
- Service Representative: Samples and analyzes soils and feeds and recommends corrective measures.
- Manager Trainee: Works in areas of sales, promotion, personnel, and administration.
- Crop Specialist: Works with farmers in evaluating crops, recommending alternative practices and chemicals.
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