Agricultural Sciences

Help create a more sustainable future by learning ecological farming practices at Austin Community College. ACC’s Agricultural Sciences Program covers everything from soil science to effective marketing. Our 17-acre student farm provides excellent hands-on learning opportunities, whether you pursue a career certificate, associate degree, or university transfer credits.

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Scholarships available

University transfer opportunities

17-acre student farm

Career & Salary Information

According to a 2017 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas has the second highest number of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers in the nation. This translates to career opportunities like the ones listed below. 

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • 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:

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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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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Science

Agriculture Science

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Sustainable Agriculture