Agriculture Banner Tyler Tucker, 2014 SSCC Agriculture Graduate

Agriculture is part of everything we do. It is one of the most important majors you could choose because it addresses a basic human need – FOOD! A degree in Agriculture can teach you the essentials of planting, cultivation, fertilization, harvesting, processing, and fruit and vegetable distribution as well as the most effective ways to raise, breed, and market livestock. As a graduate of the program, you could enter a variety of careers in business, government, or a nonprofit sector like working for yourself. Ready to get started on your agriculture pathway?

Program categories in this pathway:

AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION - 441

Associate of Applied Science Degree

HORTICULTURE - 441A

Certificate Program

Potential Career Opportunities:

  • Field Research TechAgriculture Productoin (441)
  • Feed/Seed SalespersonAgriculture Productoin (441)
  • GardenerHorticulture (441A)
  • Greenhouse TechAgriculture Productoin (441) or Horticulture (441A)
  • LandscaperHorticulture (441A)
  • Technical Assistance PositionsAgriculture Productoin (441)

Employment OUTLOOK:

At SSCC, we tailor our degrees and certificates to reflect growing trends in employment opportunities. Research ohiomeansjobs.com to learn about current projections in the Agriculture field.

STUDENT RESOURCES

ADMISSION

At Southern State, YOU are more than just a number or face in the crowd. We care about your success and want you to reach your full potential. Achieving your goals is our #1 priority. Ready to get started?

Apply - Our FREE admission application can be accessed online at www.sscc.edu/admissions/apply.shtml

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Call us today at 800.628.7722 x2607

FINANCIAL AID

The staff of the Office of Financial Aid is happy to answer any questions you may have. We are all about helping you afford college as well as connecting you to the resources you need to do so!

Paying for college - Applying for financial aid has never been easier. Visit www.sscc.edu/financialaid and follow the necessary steps to see how much aid you are qualified to receive.

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Call us today at 800.628.7722 x2610

FACULTY and STAFF CONTACTS

Want to learn more about these programs?

Agriculture Faculty
  • Thomas Smith, Associate Professor, Agriculture
  • 800.628.7722 x2693
  • tsmith@sscc.edu
SSCC Agriculture Students

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

SSCC Graduate Tyler Tucker

"One of the reasons I decided to enroll at Southern State was the location. It was hard for me to find a college that was close enough to my home where I could commute. I wanted to major in agriculture, so it was the perfect fit. The agriculture program at Southern State is really great. There is a greenhouse on campus which provides a lot of hands-on experience. Tom Smith is a great instructor, always willing to help in any way he can. A variety of classes are offered related to agriculture, anything from Animal Science, Crop Science, Soils, Beef Cattle Management, to Greenhouse Management. If you are interested in agriculture, Southern State has a class for you. If you are not interested in getting a two-year degree, the college also offers a one-year certificate in Horticulture. The greenhouse provides a perfect learning environment for that."

"My time spent at Southern State has been very beneficial and I have learned a lot that will help me in my future career. I am proud to say that I am a Southern State graduate. I made a lot of friends and memories during my time here and I would encourage anyone interested in making agriculture a career, to check out Southern State’s Agriculture program. They have a lot to offer!"

Tyler Tucker | 2014 Southern State Graduate

SSCC Student Joshua W.

"Southern State has provided me with an affordable option to get my college education. The agriculture program has allowed me to gain hands-on experience in the field that I plan to go into. Pursuing my agriculture production degree at Southern State has been one of the best decisions Iíve ever made."

Joshua W. | Southern State Student

SSCC Student Morgan S.

"Attending classes at Southern State Community College has given me a good foundation toward obtaining a teaching degree in agriculture. Southern State has allowed me to make the transition from high school to college easy and very beneficial. I love it here!"

Kristen S. | Southern State Student