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Agricultural Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

Learn the ins and outs of agricultural operations in one of Michigan's premiere agricultural certificate programs. We've teamed up with Michigan State University's Institute of Agricultural Technology to give you a top-notch education. With this joint program, you won't skip a beat between Delta and MSU.

Apply for dual enrollment at both Delta College and Michigan State University, while working toward an associate's degree, 21 credits of Delta College coursework will count toward the completion of your MSU certificate. The remaining number of credits for the certificate will be completed through MSU courses delivered locally at Delta College. With Delta's state-of-the-art technology and amazing instructors and MSU's education and agricultural history, you can't go wrong. Get started today. 

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in agriculture? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Drive and control farm equipment to till soil and plant, cultivate and harvest crops. Perform tasks, such as crop baling or hay bucking and operate stationary equipment to perform post-harvest tasks, such as husking, shelling, threshing and ginning.

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Purchase farm products either for further processing or resale. This includes tree farm contractors, grain brokers and market operators, grain buyers and tobacco buyers.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural problems concerned with power and machinery, electrification, structures, soil and water conservation and the processing of agricultural products.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Directly supervise and coordinate activities of agricultural crop or horticultural workers.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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About Delta's Program

The Agricultural Technology program provides practical training for rewarding careers in production agriculture. Students will take courses related to plant and soil sciences, precision agriculture, pest management, plant disease, farm management and more. they will also gain professional experience through a required internship.

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Why you should choose Delta

Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers, so you can take classes even closer to home.  

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Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis, but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

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Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

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Transfer opportunities

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice!

The Agricultural Technology program provides practical training for rewarding careers in production agriculture. Students will take courses related to plant and soil sciences, precision agriculture, pest management, plant disease, farm management and more. You'll gain professional experience through a required internship.

For more information, visit Michigan State University's Institute of Agricultural Technology

Michigan
With the Michigan Transfer Agreement, 30 credits are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Michigan.
One in eight
1 in 8 people in our community, ages 17-70, have taken a class at Delta.

Reanna Hecht

“It’s a real blessing to be able to live at home, take care of my animals and get my roots in a program that will transition to MSU.”

Reanna Hecht
Agricultural Technology student
Transferring to Michigan State University