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Agriculture / Aquaculture

As one of the region’s leading industries, agriculture offers unmatched, rewarding and challenging career opportunities. Agricultural managers plan, direct and coordinate the operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts or other agricultural establishments. They supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting and financial and marketing activities.

Once You Complete the Program

Graduates often seek mid-management employment in the aquaculture or environmental horticulture industry, or complete the A.A. Degree in Agriculture (Food & Resource) Economics before transferring to a university. Transfer agreements with the University of Florida College of Agriculture Extension, located in Fort Pierce, enable IRSC students to remain on the Treasure Coast.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Agriculture/Aquaculture

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Associate in Arts 

Complete your first two years of college at IRSC, and you’re guaranteed the right to transfer as a junior to a Bachelor’s Degree program at a Florida public university—or continue in a Bachelor’s Degree program at IRSC.

Associate in Science

Gain management and technical skills in many high-demand career fields, with the option to continue toward a related Bachelor’s Degree at IRSC.

Technical (College Credit) Certificates

Earn valuable Technical (College Credit) Certificates at the same time you’re completing an A.S. Degree—get double the value and additional credentials by completing these blocks of courses.

Career Coach Employment Outlook

Wage and employment data for the example careers that follow is provided by Career Coach (powered by EMSI). EMSI uses data, reports and forecasts that are generated using government data sources and proprietary analytical processes.Educational requirements vary by career.
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