Agricultural Sciences

Get back to nature by pursuing a career in agriculture. ACC Elgin’s Sustainable Student Farm spans 17 acres and features vegetable gardens, sheep, a fruit orchard, and more. Whether you pursue a career certificate, associate degree, or transfer credits, you’ll gain the hands-on experience you need to excel in Central Texas’ thriving agricultural industry.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Agricultural Technicians

    Set up or maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from crops or animals. Prepare specimens or record data to assist scientists in biology or related life science experiments.


    Hourly Wage: $


    Currently Employed:



    Projections:

    # people are employed as Agricultural Technicians. This number is expected to # over the next four years.


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  • Soil and Plant Scientists

    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.


    Hourly Wage: $


    Currently Employed:



    Projections:

    # people are employed as Soil and Plant Scientists. This number is expected to # over the next four years.


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