Agriculture

AGRICULTURE

Agriculture is one of the largest sectors of Indiana's economy, with a $20 billion annual impact. From farmers to researchers to technicians and sale people, agriculture spans many and varied fields. And, as agriculture becomes more productive and high-tech, the need for trained college graduates in these careers is increasing.

Agriculture at Ivy Tech is new, dynamic and exciting. We are constantly updating our curriculum and course offerings to meet the rapidly changing needs of agriculture employers. The Ivy Tech agriculture program has instructors that are experts in their fields with the educational backgrounds and real world experience to prepare their students for success. Whether you complete the Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree, you'll have the tools you need to get ahead in the field of Agriculture.

Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Agriculture from Ivy Tech will give you the classroom and hands-on experience you'll need to enter all of the major branches of agriculture: crops, livestock and ag-business. In addition, you'll be able to choose courses in many specialty areas such as horticulture and precision technologies that tailor your degree to your area of interest.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep courses

Associate of Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

An Associate of Science (AS) degree in Agriculture prepares you to transfer to Purdue to continue your education in one of 33 majors. Either degree option leads to a career in a diverse industry that will always be with us: feeding the world and leading the way with new innovative technologies.

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Transfer Options

To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the Transfer Office at your local Ivy Tech campus. You are also encouraged to contact the university in which you plan to transfer.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep courses

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

The Agriculture program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Columbus
  • Contact:

  • Martha Hyer
    School of Technology Coordinator
    mhyer@ivytech.edu
    812-374-5351
  • Matthew John
  • Program Chair
  • (812) 374-5190
  • Columbus Region Concentrations
  • • Crop Management
  • • Livestock Management
  • Regional Degree Offerings:
  • Associate of Science (AS) Degree - For transfer to Purdue University
  • Associate of Science (AS) Degree - For transfer to IUPUC
  • » Program Summary(pdf)
East Central (Marion)
Contact

Claire Berger
Program Chair
1-800-554-1159 ext. 3414

Agriculture Statewide Electives

Agriculture Fact Sheet

Kokomo (Kokomo)
Contact
Jennifer Vandeburg, program chair
800-459-0561, ext. 703
Lafayette  (Lafayette)
  • Contact:
  • Andrea Schwartz
  • Interim Program Chair
  • (765) 269-5467
  • Lafayette Region Concentrations
  • • Agriculture Business Management
  • • Agriculture Equipment Management
  • • Crop Management
  • • Livestock Management

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Northeast (Fort Wayne)
Contact:
Kelli Kreider
kkreider5@ivytech.edu
260-482-9171, ext. 4520

Richmond (Richmond)
  • Contact:
  • Thomas J. Tully
  • Agriculture Program Chair
  • Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
    2357 Chester Boulevard
  • Richmond, IN 47374-1298
    Phone: 765-966-2656, ext. 4103  Toll free: 800-659-4562, ext. 4103
    Fax: 765-962-8741
    Email: ttully4@ivytech.edu
    www.ivytech.edu/richmond
Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)
Agriculture Program - Wabash Valley

  • Ceres Solutions
  • Advanced Ag Solutions
  • Bennett's Greenhouse

  • Custom Applicator
  • Grain or Meat Inspector
  • Seed Sales Representative
  • Grid Sampling Technician
  • Flock Supervisor
  • Grain Elevator Technician
  • Research Technician
  • Seed Field Supervisor
  • Equipment Setup Technician
  • Farm Manager
  • Crop Scout
  • Herdsman
  • Biofuels Technician
  • Greenhouse Grower
  • Swine Production Manager
  • Crop Insurance Adjustor
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Aquaculture Technician
  • Dairy Ai Technician
  • Precision Ag Technician
  • Seed Production Manager
  • Agricultural Retail Sales