Black River Technical College is excited to offer an Associate of Science in Agriculture beginning the Fall 2016 semester.
The 2-year associate degree is designed to equip students with broad knowledge of the increasingly important area of agriculture and emphasizes the application of business and scientific principles to the problems and issues of agriculture related to animal, plant, soils and agribusiness.
The 2-year degree will prepare students for employment or the degree will transfer to a 4-year institution.
Arkansas State University – Jonesboro and Black River Technical College have an articulation which will allow students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture with an emphasis in Agriculture Business to transfer seamlessly. Students who earn the Associate of Science in Agriculture at BRTC will be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with emphasis in Agricultural Business at ASU as a junior if all admission requirements are met.
Courses may apply to other 4-year degrees as well.
Graduates of the program will find employment in many sectors of agriculture:
- agricultural finance,
- federal and local government,
- local co-ops,
- local businesses,
- farm consulting,
- chemical sales, and
- local farming operations.
Students enrolled in the Associate of Science in Agriculture are eligible to apply for Federal Pell grants.
Black River Technical College offers many public and private scholarships. The financial aid website provides a complete list of local and area scholarships.
Other scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in agriculture programs are offered through associations and companies.
Internship opportunities may exist for interested students who are enrolled in the agriculture program at Black River Technical College. Some possible internships may be provided by
- Financial Institutions,
- Landscaping Businesses,
- Poultry Industry, and
- Farm Implement Companies.
Information about internships will be made available through the Agriculture department Advisor.
For more information about the Associate of Science in Agriculture contact Dr. Roger Johnson. (870) 248-4111 firstname.lastname@example.org