May 08, 2021
The Sustainable Agriculture certificate provides students who have limited knowledge about the agricultural industry with an introduction to the industry and the concepts of sustainability in agriculture. Upon completion, the successful candidate will be able to utilize general knowledge and information about their selected emphasis to explore the impact of traditional agricultural production and incorporate current trends as a model for the future.
For more information about the Agribusiness-Sustainable Agriculture certificate, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/ag.
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Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$143.00 per credit
The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.
|Educational Seminars, Field Trips
Approximate total for the program: $3,615*
*Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.
What Kind of Work Will You Do?
• Transfer knowledge of products and their uses to customers.
• Advise crop producers on the special problems they have and the most economical ways of solving them.
• Perform calculations for cost estimates, tests and formulas.
• Operate and maintain a variety of equipment.
• Perform “housekeeping” chores to keep the work environment neat and orderly.
• Attend conferences and meetings and read various trade publications to keep current on the developments in the indust
What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?
• Operate agricultural equipment.
• Exhibit good attitude toward the job.
• Work well with customers and other employees.
• Manage, lead and train others.
• Follow verbal and written directions.
• Plan and organize well.
• Use math in figuring enterprise budgets, nutrition formulations and marketing activities.
• Understand technical information about the industry and communicate to others.
• Perform a variety of physically demanding activities such as heavy lifting (50 pounds or more).
What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?
• The industry is so broad that students will have the opportunity to participate in the area of most interest.
• The primary purpose of this certificate is for preparation to work in the agronomic industry.
• You will often have a lot of responsibility and work with little supervision.
• The work can be dirty, unpleasant at times and sometimes dangerous.
• The field changes rapidly and the job you will have 10 years from now may not exist today.
• You work long hours when necessary including nights, weekends and holidays.
• Average starting salary for those not directly involved in their own entrepreneurial enterprise is approximately $25,000.
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