Agriculture

Which pathway is offered?

  • Technical Systems—This pathway prepares students to apply knowledge of engineering, hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics, power, structures, and controls to design agricultural structures, machinery, and equipment and develop ways to conserve soil and water and improve the processing of agricultural products.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • Agriculture Teachers
  • Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
  • Geologists
  • Loggers
  • Natural Sciences Managers (requires post-secondary education)
  • Soil Specialists
  • Solid Waste Managers
  • Toxicologist
  • Water Quality Manager

What is the salary outlook?*

Salaries vary depending on the job, experience, and location but approximate sample salaries include:

  • Environmental Science and Protection Technicians—$45,490/year
  • Forest and Conservation Workers—$27,650/year
  • Natural Sciences Managers—$118,970/year

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 13, 2018. Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Natural Resources Systems

Many Microsoft® Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who attend Destinations for at least two years will have enough exposure to career readiness education courses to be best prepared for certification testing.