General Agriculture

  • Credits: 16
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

Program Overview

Agriculture plays a critical role in the economy and functionality of our world. For decades, agriculture has been associated with just farming. Farming is very crucial however, agriculture is a broadened field that contains 8 career pathways that are all a part of our Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources industries. A career in the agriculture industry requires knowledge in many facets of agricultural systems these include: agribusiness, animal, biotechnology environmental, power, structural and technical, plant, natural resources and food products & processing.


According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Farmer and Rancher in the state of Minnesota is $35.43 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately -5.8%, a shrinking career.

Program Course Listings

View semester course schedule order by campus: Thief River Falls


Course # Course Name Credit(s)
AGRG 1100 Intro to Agriculture 3
AGRG 1105 Agribusiness & Records 3
AGRG 1110 Intro to Animal Science 4
PAET 1100 Intro Precision Ag 3
  G4: Math/Logical Elective ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3


For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
G4: Math/Logical Reasoning Electives
MATH 1102 Contemporary Math 3
MATH 1110 College Algebra 3