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Weatherford College offers two agriculture programs: an Associate of Arts two-year transfer degree, and a one-year certificate of completion in Equine Production and Management.

The Department of Agriculture is designed to provide as many transfer hours as possible to our students that wish to obtain a bachelor degree in the diverse offerings by universities in Texas and across the nation. Our flexible degree plan will allow students to obtain an Associate of Arts degree with the basic courses required at the university of their choice while gaining introductory credits in a variety of Agricultural courses. Students who choose this degree pathway can expect to find jobs including but not limited to; Veterinarians, Agricultural Science Teachers, Cooperative Extension Agents, Horticulturalist, Agronomist, Wildlife Scientist, Food Scientist, Animal Scientist, Agricultural Engineering and Mechanics, Biotechnology and Biological Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Marketing and Communications.

Because of the diverse nature of Agriculture, students are encouraged to seek guidance from the Agricultural faculty to form a degree plan. However, the following provides a pathway outlining the Agricultural Plan of Study at Weatherford College.

The Equine Production and Management Certificate is a program that is designed to allow students to gain entry into the dynamic horse industry that is a mainstay in Parker and surrounding counties. Students completing the certificate will gain knowledge in basic equine science, careers, book and record keeping, behavior and training and evaluation. Students are required to complete an internship to strengthen their workforce skills and practice skills learned in the classroom. The one year program positions students for entry level positons in retail, training, breeding, boarding and other equine related careers as well as serving as a foundation for students that wish to pursue higher degrees.

Vance S. Christie, Department Chair
Agriculture, Business & Communication