Agreement Paves Way for Ag Careers
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UW-RF) are pleased to announce a Two-Plus-Two Articulation Agreement that will benefit students interested in careers in agricultural engineering technology.
The program will allow students who complete the prescribed curriculum at FVTC to earn an associate degree and transfer into the Agricultural Engineering Technology (AET) program at UW-RF as a junior, on track to complete a baccalaureate degree in two years. The project was funded in part by a United States Department of Agriculture Secondary and Two-Year Postsecondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grant.
The job outlook in the agriculture industry continues to present promising opportunities. Starting salaries for recent graduates from UW-RF’s AET program have been as high as $55,000 a year. Students who complete FVTC’s Agriculture Power Equipment program will gain acceptance into UW-RF’s AET program, while saving on tuition and staying close to home during their first two years of study. Agri-Business/Science Technology students at FVTC can also transfer some credits toward this same baccalaureate degree.
For more information on the articulation agreement, call (920) 735-5673.
Dean Gallenberg, dean of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and Dr. Susan May, president of Fox Valley Technical College, at the recent signing agreement ceremony at FVTC's Agriculture Center in Appleton.