Hinds Adds Three New Agriculture Programs

Posted by Jamie Nash on Mon, Aug, 24, 2015 @ 15:08:00 PM

In Career Tech

Hinds Community College offers over 70 Career and Technical Programs for those seeking high-wage, high-skill and high-demand jobs.  From Court Reporting to Graphic Design to Electronics Technology, there is a program for everyone! Career Tech Programs at Hinds are an affordable option if you're considering a career change or just want to gain additional skills that will give you a competitive advantage in the workplace. 

Career Tech program options continue to grow as Hinds Community College adds three new program options under the  Agriculture Food and Natural Resources curriculum for the Fall 2015 semester.  The three program options are: 

  • Precision Agriculture Technology
  • Animal Science Technology (Poultry Option) 
  • Animal Science Technology (Beef Option)
2015-08-24_145827_00001Precision Agriculture Technology:  Recent developments in un-manned aircraft, entomology, plant pathology, and weed science in conjunction with advanced technologies such as remote sensing, global positioning, geographic information systems, and variable rate technology are dynamically influencing agricultural productivity. In addition, the implementation of these technologies can greatly improve environmental quality by reducing the volume of agricultural chemicals applied. The emergence of these technologies has increased the demand for technically trained workers.

 

2015-08-24_145846_00001Animal Science Technology – Poultry Option:  The Animal Science Technology Poultry Option is designed to provide students with skills in the following areas: poultry management, agribusiness management, basic maintenance technology, and human relations. Specific jobs may include: farm managers, agribusiness managers, agriculture supply representatives, equipment sales, poultry sales, chemical sales, research assistants, soil conservation technicians, food processing supervisors and other entry level management positions.

 

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Animal Science Technology – Beef Option:  The Animal Science Technology Beef Production Option allows students to pursue a variety of agriculture careers. Through this program, students will aquire skills and expereince in: livestock management, agribusiness management, basic maintenance technology, and human relations. Specific jobs may include: farm and ranch managers, agribusiness managers, agriculture supply representatives, equipment sales, livestock sales, chemical sales, research assistants, soil conservation.

Danny Barrett's new release 'HindsCC Agriculture Department adds three classes for Fall 2015'  quoted Dr. Chad Stocks:

“These new Agriculture programs take a unique approach to instruction by using industry driven curriculums that included industry partners at the table leading their development,” said Dr. Chad Stocks, VP of Workforce Development and Coordination of Career/Technical Education. “The classes are hands-on, with field trips to local farms and related agriculture businesses.” Stocks also said that Mississippi-based egg producer Cal-Maine, the nation’s largest producer and marketer of shell eggs, helped form the curriculum and is offering paid internships to students who complete the program. 

 

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