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Agricultural Education

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Shape the future of agriculture

Think you can’t help to shape the future of farming in a classroom? Think again. Agriculture involves everything from the food we eat to the clothes we wear, and like so many other fields, it’s growing and changing to meet the needs of our modern world. Agriculture educators are an essential part of this evolution, providing hands-on instruction to the next wave of this global industry’s workforce. They also dive into cutting-edge topics like computerized farming equipment, biofuels, and satellite mapping that are designed to improve agricultural processes and more efficiently use natural resources.

If you have an interest in agriculture, but not a desire to own and operate a farm, there is a wealth of other opportunities. Agriculture science teachers and professors, farm business management instructors, and other professionals with this expertise are in high demand.

In an associate program in Agricultural Education, you will study animal and soil sciences, study crop production, and develop basic agricultural mechanical skills. This degree is transferable to universities offering a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education with a Teacher Development Concentration.

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A.S. to B.S. Transfer Agreement

Students who earn an Associate of Science in Agricultural Education at Otero with plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree can transfer seamlessly into the CSU-Fort Collins College of Agricultural Science where a student can earn a bachelor's degree with an additional 60 hours of credit.