Agricultural Education at Plant City
The agricultural education program at the Plant City campus is housed on the Hillsborough Community College campus, but administered through UF/IFAS’s Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. Courses are delivered to students at Plant City through both on-campus and distance formats. The program is customized to address the needs of time- and/or place-bound students in the mid-state area, accommodates students who want a small college atmosphere, and offers the advantages of attending a large institution.
Students at the Plant City campus complete a similar program of study as those enrolled at the Gainesville campus. Agricultural education courses offered at the Plant City campus include the following:
- 3200: Techniques in Teaching Agriculture
- 3323: History and Development of Ag Education
- 4202: Curriculum and Assessment in Ag Education
- 4224: Special Methods of Teaching Agriculture
- 4504: Program Planning in Ag Education
- 4942: Internship in Teaching Agriculture
Students have opportunities to participate in organizations such as the Agricultural and Life Sciences College Council, Alpha Tau Alpha, and the Plant City Collegiate FFA Chapter.
For several consecutive years 100% of Agricultural Education specialization graduates have been employed as teachers and in the private agricultural sector. Because of their preparation in educational strategies, planning, and communication, Agricultural Education program graduates are in high demand. If you are interested in working with young people in agriculture, this is the specialization for you!
For more information, visit the Plant City campus Web site