Agricultural Science

Nature of Work

Regardless of the size of the organization, all agriculturalists need to have a good comprehension of life sciences so they can understand how to grow crops and implement appropriate business practices so they will have a financially sound business. This diversified nature of the industry requires agriculturalists to have a grasp of many subjects: biology, mechanics, electricity, computers, finance, leadership, and problem solving.

Career Outlook

Agricultural and food science technicians held about 25,900 jobs in 2012. The industries that employed the most agricultural and feed science technicians in 2012 were as follows:

Employment of agricultural and food technicians is projected to grow 3 percent from 2012 through 2022.

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Credentials You Can Earn

Associate of Applied Science
Agricultural Science


Certificate
Agricultural Systems and Mechanics


Certificate
Precision Agriculture



Program Expenses

The Higher Education Act requires all colleges and universities to notify students and prospective students of all program costs for which they will be responsible. Students will be responsible for the following expenses:

  • Admissions Fees
    • Nonrefundable application fee ($25)
  • Semester Fees
    • Tuition ($89 per credit hour)
    • Accident Insurance Fee ($4 per term)
    • Instruction Fee ($50 per term)
    • Malpractice Insurance Fee ($11 per year)
    • Parking Fee ($20 per term)
    • Public Safety Fee ($25)
    • Registration Fee ($40 per term)
    • Student Activity Fee ($30 per term)
    • Technology Fee ($105 per term)
  • Throughout the Program
    • Textbooks (Approximately $1,800 for the associate degree program)
    • Supply Fees (Varies — See course descriptions for exact amounts)
These expenses are based on costs in effect at the time this catalog was published. Prices are subject to change.

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Faculty

Chris Morgan, Ph.D., Program Chair
Dr. Chris Morgan is the Program Chair for Agricultural Science. He earned his Bachelor of Horticulture and Master of Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University and his Doctorate in Agricultural Education from the University of Florida. He is a recognized Teacher Fellow by the North American College Teachers of Agriculture and has served in leadership positions in SAAS and NACTA. His research interests are curriculum development, curriculum evaluation, and the impact of teaching methods on students, and has been published in the Journal of Agricultural Education, NACTA Journal, Journal of Applied Communications, and Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. .
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Phone: 706-227-5367
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