Agriculture Technician

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Program Number: 31-006-2
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Shared with Lakeshore Technical College*
This program is eligible for financial aid

Experience a top-notch agriculture education by learning the fundamentals of the farming industry through this one-year Agriculture Technician program.

About the Program

Whether you have always had an interest in agriculture or want to gain employment in an ever-changing industry, Lakeshore's Agriculture Technician program prepares students for a variety of agribusiness career pathways. This one-year program covers a wide range of topics through agriculture classes taught by some of the most experienced professionals in the industry.

This diploma covers the first year of coursework within the Agribusiness Science and Technology associate degree. This means that Agriculture Technician graduates can build on their education and earn an associate degree with one more year of college.

The Agriculture Technician program is offered at both the Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) and Moraine Park campus via in-person classes at LTC and live interactive television classes at MPTC. *General studies classes and labs can be taken at Moraine Park. For more information, please see Lakeshore Technical College's Agriculture Technician program page.

What You'll Learn

Students enrolled in the Agriculture Technician program will learn the basics of industry-specific financial operations, goal-setting and human relations through hands-on agriculture classes. Taught by instructors with years of agriculture industry experience, classes will also educate students on crops, soil management and livestock fundamentals.

Transfer Opportunities

Your academic journey can continue at a four-year college or university. Earn your associate degree at Moraine Park and then apply those credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Starting at MPTC makes completing a bachelor’s degree affordableaccessible and convenient. You can go anywhere as MPTC has transfer agreements with colleges and universities both in Wisconsin and throughout the country.

Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.

Admission Process

The admission process for a shared program should be completed at Lakeshore Technical College.

Approximate Costs



  • $149.50 per credit (resident)
  • $224.25 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

  • $188.90 per credit (resident)
  • $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Student Fees

  • $5.00 minimum per course Material Fee
  • $13.45 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
  • $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee

Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.


Financial Aid Process

The financial aid process for a shared program should be completed at Lakeshore Technical College.

Course Requirements

For course requirements, please see Lakeshore Technical College's Agriculture Technician program page.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply relevant technologies.
  • Investigate opportunities in agribusiness.
  • Interact as a professional in agribusiness.


Earn a technical diploma and associate degree along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.

Career Opportunities 

  • Agriculture Technician
  • Supervisor of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers
  • Animal Breeder
  • Supervisor of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers