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Agriculture Technology

Grow your knowledge by studying agriculture. You’ll explore sustainable and organic methods, plant science, field management, equipment maintenance and animal care.

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What is Agriculture?

For decades, agriculture has been associated with production of essential food crops. At present, agriculture above and beyond farming includes forestry, dairy, fruit cultivation, poultry, bee keeping, mushroom, arbitrary, small animal care, hemp production, etc. Today, processing, marketing and distribution of crops and livestock products, education and so many more are all acknowledged as part of current agriculture.

About the Program

Henderson Community College's Agriculture program not only gives you the personal attention you want, but it also works with current and breaking agricultural technology to take your education to the next level. The Agriculture program prepares students for occupations in a wide variety of jobs in agriculture (both production and value-added) with a range of skills and knowledge. The curriculum addresses concepts in theory, skills, and techniques that are required by the agriculture industry.  It will use hands-on strategies, which require an integrated practicum across a variety of settings.

What are my career choices?

Graduates will seek job opportunities in the agriculture industry on commercial farms and businesses related to the agriculture industry, return to their current agriculture occupation, or further their education at a four-year university.

Tracks offered by HCC:

  • Agriculture Business: available online! (ranked #3 in the nation for Best Online Associate in Ag Business by Academic Influence).
  • Sustainable Agriculture: available online!
  • Agronomy: available online!
  • Agriculture Education: available online!
  • Horticulture: available online!

*does not include <100 level credit hour courses

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Academic Plans

Application for Certificate, Diploma, or Degree (.doc)

Two-Year Schedule




Degree options

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Agriculture
  • Agricultural Business Track
  • Sustainable Agriculture Track
  • Agronomy Track
  • Agricultural Education Track
  • Horticulture

Diploma options

  • Agriculture Business
  • Agriculture Education
  • Agronomy
  • Horticulture
  • Sustainable Agriculture

Certificate options

  • Agriculture Business
  • Agriculture Education
  • Agronomy
  • Horticulture
  • Sustainable Agriculture

Transfer available to:

2017 Land Lab Study

Farm Related Organizations:

Henderson Community College offers a local collegiate chapter of the Kentucky Young Farmer Association. Contact Laura Winstead for more information.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Dr. Laura Winstead


Program Coordinator