Applied Agriculture


Hand watering small plants and seedsProgram Overview

This program emphasizes technical knowledge and skills related to crop production and livestock operations. Coursework provides learning related to agricultural machinery use and operation, facility and equipment maintenance, regulations governing agriculture, plant science, and animal science. 
  • Demonstrate recognition of agricultural facility operation and compliance. 
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to safely operate agricultural machinery. 
  • Demonstrate awareness of broader (current and future) issues facing the agriculture industry. 
  • Demonstrate proficient and safe operation of agricultural equipment.
  • Obtain industry credentials recognized by the local workforce. 


To earn a diploma in applied agriculture technology, students must complete nine (9) credits of general education requirements and 25 credits of required applied agriculture courses, 16 of which can be earned by completing the requirements for he applied agriculture basic certification. 


WNCC offers two certificate programs in applied agriculture – a basic program and one focusing on welding. The credits earned for the basic applied agriculture certificate fulfill 16 credits of the requirements for a diploma in applied agriculture. 

Degrees & Certificates

Applied Agriculture Certificate

Applied Agriculture Diploma

Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2015, the median pay for Farmers, Ranchers, and other Agricultural Managers was $64,170 per year. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Gainful Employment (GE) Program Disclosures

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 require institutions to report certain information to students who enroll in Title IV-eligible education programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE programs. For more GE information regarding this program, follow the link below.

View the Gainful Employment Program Disclosure by visiting Applied Agriculture Technology Certficate.

Gainful Employment Acknowledgement