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Agriscience Technician

Agriscience Technician

  • Associate Degree - Two Years
  • Program Code: 10-006-3
  • Eligible for Financial Aid
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  • Livestock or dairy herd manager
  • Crop production specialist
  • Dairy/Livestock nutritionist

If you're interested in a career in agriculture, consider the Agriscience Technician Program. You select the courses you need for the area that appeals to you.

The Agronomy/Conservation Planning emphasis can lead to a variety of careers:

  • Farm supply business agronomy department
  • Custom application of pesticides and fertilizers
  • Mix, load, tender chemical/fertilizer deliveries
  • Develop nutrient, pest management programs
  • Identify pest problems
  • Promote and demonstrate agronomic products
  • Maintain inventory
  • Lab technician
  • Crop scout
  • Certified custom applicator
  • Crop production specialist

The Animal Science emphasis can lead to careers working with animals or assisting livestock owners in maintaining herd health:

  • Livestock or dairy herd manager
  • Livestock management technician
  • Sales/service representative
  • Reproductive management specialist
  • Dairy/Livestock nutritionist

Associate degree program graduates may progress into serving as the manager of a fertilizer/chemical plant or branch location, or district product representatives. This could be the training you need for a rewarding career in the agriculture emphasis of your choice!

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Minimum Program Credits Required - 68
Admissions Requirements

Admission Overview

The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.

Phase One: General Admission

  • If you have an international degree/diploma you must take the TOEFL® exam and receive a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test. If you want to be included in a study group to prepare for the TOEFL exam contact Lynette Neibauer at 715-858-1892 or

Entrance Assessment

ACT scores (copy of score sheet required) or an Associate Degree or higher (transcript required) may be used as a substitution for the Compass test.

COMPASS Reading: 80 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (only used for course placement)
ACT Composite Score: 18 or higher

Admission Process Complete

Once the above items have been completed, you will be considered for enrollment based on current openings in the program.

International Students

See our International Students website for more information.

Estimated Costs

2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 (out-of-state resident)


The figure below is an estimate of what you will pay for books throughout the duration of your program if you purchase your books through the CVTC bookstore. For more details visit


Total Program Cost

The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.