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.
University transfer opportunities
17-acre student farm
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.
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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: $
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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: $
# people are employed as Soil and Plant Scientists. This number is expected to # over the next four years.
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.
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