This program will prepare students to transfer to a university program of agriculture education/extension. In order to achieve an Associate of Science in Agriculture Education, students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet program requirements. Upon transfer, graduates will select a more specific program of study for a bachelor’s degree which will prepare them for teaching at the secondary level or working in the extension service. Agriculture education majors are also sought after by many industry organizations because of the breadth of the training. Currently there is a national shortage of agriculture education teachers. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program may need to have additional hours beyond the program requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog.
Total General Education Requirements: 26-28 Credits
Core and Elective courses taken as part of completion of a degree program may also be used to meet General Education requirements where applicable. Please note that use of these courses to meet General Education requirements may reduce the number of hours required to complete a degree, however that number cannot be reduced below the institutional minimum of 60 credits.