The Agricultural Program at Weatherford College provides an affordable option to students that wish to obtain their core curriculum and introductory Agricultural courses prior to transferring to a major university. Students can save money and gain experience while earning transfer credit towards their Associate's Degree in preparation for completing one of the many options for Bachelor's Degrees at the Agricultural Colleges at the various universities across the United States. Small class size, welcoming faculty and student activities enhance your learning experience while studying Agriculture at Weatherford College.
Agriculture is a diverse field and the demand for qualified graduates throughout the industry are at an all time high. Once you complete your Associate of Arts at Weatherford College, you can focus on the following career paths as you attend the university of your choice.
Retail and Wholesale Sales, Banking, Insurance Agencies, Commodity Brokers, Consultants, Farm and Ranch Real Estate, Agricultural Law
Nutritionist, Reproduction Specialists, Retail Sales, Farm and Ranch Management, Service Industries, Research
Agricultural Services and Development
Agricultural Science Teacher, Industry Representatives, Agricultural Marketing, Communications Specialist, USDA and TDA Agents and Representatives
Florist, Greenhouse and Nursery Management, Landscape Architect, Landscape Maintenance, Turfgrass Specialist, Golf Course Management, Parks Management, Green Industry Representative, Research, Plant Breeder, Plant Pathologist
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Game Warden, Wildlife Biologist, Parks and Recreation, Wildlife Manager, Ranch Manager, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Research
Preparation for acceptance into an AVMA approved Veterinary College, Pharmaceutical Sales, Research
We expect that in the United States between 2020 and 2025, employment opportunities will remain strong for new college graduates with interest and expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and the environment. An average of approximately 59,400 openings annually reflects a slight (2.6%) improvement in open positions over the past five years. We project the major employment areas for new college graduates will be in Management and Business (approx. 24,700 positions) and in Science and Engineering (approx. 18,400 positions), making up 42% and 31%, respectively, of anticipated openings.
The projections for demand of college graduates reported in this report are primarily based the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Projections of available college graduates are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education.
Students are encouraged to participate in the Weatherford College Ag Club/ Collegiate FFA which will compete in the Texas Junior College Agricultural Association Convention each Spring and the Texas Collegiate FFA Convention each July where we are the only 2-Year program in Texas with a current active membership. In 2021 Weatherford College won the Outstanding Chapter and Sweepstakes award at the TJCAA Convention and we have had past championships in Public Relations, Job Interview and Quiz Bowl at the Collegiate FFA Convention.
Students with personal horses are encouraged to participate on our Ranch Horse Team. Established in 2020/2021, the Ranch Horse Team competes at various events throughout Texas that are hosted by the Stock Horse Association of Texas.
- Equine Production and Management Certificate
- Veterinary Technology A.A.S.
This program is specifically designed to prepare students to transfer the maximum number of hours to the universities within Texas that offer Agricultural Degrees. We work closely with faculty and advisors from the following universities:
- Angelo Christian University
- Angelo State University
- Prairie View A&M University
- Sam Houston State University
- Stephen F. Austin University
- Sul Ross State University
- Tarleton State University
- Texas A&M University
- Texas A&M University Commerce
- Texas A&M University Kingsville
- Texas State University
- Texas Tech University
- West Texas A&M University
There are several scholarships designated for Agricultural Students each year. Students are encouraged to complete the Weatherford College Foundation Scholarship Application in order to qualify.
- Vance Christie
- Melinda Mayes
- Dr. Ronnie Collins
Department Chair - Agriculture, Business and Communication