About the Program

BRTC’s agriculture program provides students with educational experience in practical, theoretical, and technical applications of agriculture and promotes environmental, economic, and social sustainability. Courses include lecture and lab components, providing students with hands-on applications of classroom skills and knowledge. An education in agriculture prepares students with a general knowledge of potential food sources, life cycles and care of various animals, and technology in the field.

Potential Jobs

Graduates of the program will find employment in many sectors of agriculture:

  • agricultural finance,
  • federal and local government,
  • local co-ops,
  • local businesses,
  • landscaping,
  • farm consulting,
  • chemical sales, and
  • local farming operations.


Internship opportunities may exist for interested students who are enrolled in the agriculture program at Black River Technical College. Some possible internships may be provided by the following:

  • Farmers,
  • Financial Institutions,
  • Landscaping Businesses,
  • Poultry Industry, and
  • Farm Implement Companies.

Information about internships will be made available through the agriculture instructor.

Transfer to 4-Year College

Arkansas State University-Jonesboro (ASUJ) and Black River Technical College have an articulation, which will allow students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business, Animal Science, Plant and Soil Science, and Agricultural Studies to transfer seamlessly. These degrees include a wide variety of emphasis areas. Students who earn the Associate of Science in Agriculture at BRTC will be admitted in the appropriate Agriculture Program at ASU-J as a junior if all admission requirements are met. Courses may apply to other 4-year degrees as well.

Degree Plans

The Technical Certificate in Precision Agriculture will enable students to become precision agriculture technicians and immediately enter the job market. They will learn technical/practical aspects of agriculture in fields such as welding, hydraulics, and industrial electricity as well as traditional agriculture-related plant science. Finally, students will develop geospatial, drone technology, and other precision skills.

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