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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. Thus, agriculture could be referred to as the production, education, processing, promotion and distribution agricultural products. Agriculture plays a critical role in the entire life of our economy. Agriculture is the backbone of economic system of Kentucky and the United States. In addition to providing food and raw material, agriculture also provides thousands of employment opportunities to very large percentage of population

 Hopkinsville Community College Department of Agriculture will help you identify the best fit for your career in agriculture. There is not a single career in agriculture we cannot start here at HCC. We have hands on classes, convenient class time offerings, a working school farm, internships, current technology and equipment, travel opportunities, an active agriculture club and so many more wonderful learning tools at your disposal. So, whether you are to transfer to a university or go directly into the agriculture working lifestyle, the agriculture department here at HCC will be there every step of the way to ensure your goals and dreams become a reality. And this can all be done in two years or less. HCC is the best place to begin your agriculture life.

The agriculture technology AAS is designed to prepare you for entry into the field of agriculture and related occupations. The curriculum will teach you the most current foundations in theory, principles, and techniques employed by the agricultural industry. This degree not only provides you with a hands on learning classroom but also allows you to earn a certificate in agriculture technology. This degree is transferable and will assist you in a potential career in precision agriculture, agriculture technology, agriculture engineering, farm management and many more.

The general studies in agriculture AAS is designed to prepare you for the transferability to a four-year university. This program fits the needs for future agriculture teachers, agriculture extension employment, agriculture business, agriculture communications, agriculture marketing and many more. This curriculum gives you a broad range of agriculture courses designed to help you identify what a career in agriculture may look like for you.


Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Agriculture Technology


  • Agriculture Technology
  • Agriculture Business
  • Agriculture Education
  • Agronomy


  • Agriculture Technician
  • Agriculture Business
  • Agriculture Education
  • Agronomy



Tentative Plan of Study

All MAPs for the AAS Agriculture Technology include                specialization in one of the 4 below areas.

For definitions of AAS, Diploma, and Certificate.


Employment Opportunities

These programs prepare the student with a range of skill and knowledge useful for jobs in agriculture and related occupations. The agriculture industry provides a variety of employment opportunities, ranging from ones requiring minimal skills to ones requiring complex knowledge and decision-making skills. If you continue in your education and transfer into a bachelor's degree program, you can then work for a number of industries, including insurance, agricultural research, and agricultural supply/repair companies.

Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements. See the general college admissions requirements.

Length of Program

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

Opportunities for More Education

This degree transfers to four-year institutions. Work with your Program Coordinator on courses that transfer best.

Chris Cummins, Program Coordinator
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, AG Technology Building
Phone: (270) 707-3894

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.