Hill College's two-year degree program leading to an Associate of Arts degree in Agriculture is designed to fill the needs of those students pursuing a high agricultural degree at a university or a career on a farm, ranch, or other agriculturally oriented business. Students may decide to concentrate in animal science, agricultural business, or agronomy.
Students will find employment opportunities such as: Farm and Ranch Manager, Food and Fiber Technology, Wholesale and Retail Marketing, Landscaping, Turf Grass Technicians, Pet Care and/or Animal Trainer, Meat Processing, Food Technicians, Commodity Merchants, Forest and/or Range Manager, Parks Service and much more.
In accordance with Texas' 60x30TX strategic plan, Hill College has identified ten Marketable Skills available to students through our various certificate/degree programs. Graduates completing a program with Hill College will be able to identified and communicate program specific marketable skills to area employers as they pursue a career. Students need to be aware of the marketable skills affiliated with their programs (highlighted below). These skills include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas that are valued by employers, and are primary or complementary to a major.
|Communication||the process of transmitting information and ideas from one individual or group to another, verbally or through writing.|
|Critical Thinking||the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.|
|Teamwork||willingness to be a part of a group of persons in a cooperative or coordinated effort in the interests of a common cause.|
|Adaptability||the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions.|
|Work Ethic||a set of values centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.|
|Continued Learning||the ability to continually develop and improve one's skills and knowledge in order to perform effectively.|
|Social Skills||skills used to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups, verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance.|
|Time Management||the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities.|
|Analytical Thinking||the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively through a methodical step-by-step approach that breaks down complex problems into single and manageable components.|
|Cultural Competency||the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.|