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Agricultural Technology at the Capital Region Career & Technical School

Agricultural Technology

FarmWith career opportunities ranging from agricultural engineer to farmer to botanist, forestry firefighter and park ranger, you could say the newly created agricultural technology program at Capital Region BOCES CTE sows the seeds for a fantastic environmental future.

Located at the Schoharie CTE campus, the program introduces students to the range of agricultural opportunities and the pathways of study they may pursue to achieve those career goals.

Fast Facts: Farmer, rancher, agricultural manager

Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Job Projections: Stagnant
  • Median U.S. Salary: $64,170 per year in 2015
  • Education requirements: Work experience on the farm is most crucial


Fast Facts: Forest and Conservation Workers

Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Job Projections: 4 percent through 2024
  • Median U.S. Salary: $26,190 per year in 2015Farming
  • Education requirements: Most workers get on-the-job training


How Capital Region BOCES CTE can get you there

This program engages students in hands-on laboratories and activities to explore the world of animal agriculture. During the course, students develop a comprehensive producer's management guide for an animal of their choice.

Woven throughout the course are activities to develop and improve employability skills of students through practical applications. Students explore career and post-secondary opportunities in each area of the course. Students participating in the course will experience hands-on activities, projects and problems.

Student activities involve the study of communication, the science of agriculture, plants, animals, natural resources and agricultural mechanics. While surveying the career opportunities available, students learn to solve problems, conduct research, analyze data, work in teams and take responsibility for their work, actions, and learning. For example, students work in groups to determine the efficiency and environmental impacts of fuel sources.

For units of study, click here.


College articulation agreements

  • To be determined






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