ACC’s Agricultural Sciences program was honored to partner with the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in furthering agricultural education in the Central Texas area through an award from their HSI Education Grants Program. The Purpose of the ACC “Opportunities in Agriculture” program was to develop an Associate of Science (AS) degree program in Agriculture and an Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in Sustainable Agriculture to increase access to Agricultural Sciences careers for underrepresented students in Central Texas. The OiA program had three goals:

      1. Agricultural Degree Program Development,
      2. Agricultural Science Workforce Promotion, and
      3. Student Recruitment and Support.

Our two degree programs received final accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in Fall 2019, and we are currently offering a wide variety of classes to develop both the management and practical skills of our students.