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Agriculture-Crop and Soil Science, Mechanization

The agriculture degree will prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution and ultimately earn a bachelor's degree in agriculture. The study of crops and soils provides opportunities for careers in crop production, crop protection, crop agribusiness management and merchandising, soil conservation, ecology and management.

The study of agricultural mechanization provides career opportunities involving the application, service, management and marketing of agricultural engineering technologies.

Completing the following courses will permit students to begin college at one Illinois school and later transfer to another. Remember to consult with your academic advisor early and often!

Note: All agriculture majors need to be computer literate. You must be able to negotiate an operating system such as OS/2, DOS, or Windows; access the Internet; and use word processing, database and spreadsheet software.

Effective Fall of 2016, the associate in science (A.S.) degree is designed to complete the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a bachelor of science degree in STEM related majors. As a result, A.S. degree does not include the entire General Education Core Curriculum.  Therefore, students will need to complete MORE general education courses after transfer by completing the GECC curriculum while enrolled at the participating Illinois transfer institution OR fulfilling the general education requirements of their selected non-participating transfer institution.

Work and Employment
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 48,000 agricultural-related jobs are available each year in agriculture and more than 300 agricultural careers are available globally.

Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution's catalog and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program.

Agriculture - Crop and Soil Science, Mechanization - IAI Recommended Baccalaureate Curriculum

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2021-22 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required minimum number 64 credit hours.

Tuition $8,896.00 $23,040.00 $25,728.00
Fees $1,024.00 $1,024.00 $1,024.00
Course Fees * $578.00 * $578.00 * $578.00
Total Tuition and Fees $10,498.00 $24,642.00 $27,330.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.