Agriculture at El Centro

​​​​​​​Study a variety of topics in our interdisciplinary program focused on sustainability. Courses in urban agriculture and renewable resources will prepare you for green careers in a variety of sectors, including food production, environmental services, agricultural business, natural resources, community development,​ and plant and animal sciences.​​

Urban agriculture is the practice of producing food within a city. New technology allows producers to make efficient and creative use of space to produce food, conserve natural resources and strengthen local food systems. Renewable resources like solar and wind energy reduce our dependence on less sustainable energy resources.

Average Annual Income of Professionals in Agriculture Fields

Average Annual Income of Professionals in Agriculture Fields
 
Agricultural FieldAvg. Annual Salary
Horticulture$45,000
Aquaculture$46,250
Natural Resources$51,000
Environmental Services$64,789
Plant Science$76,858

Source: agcareers.com/infographics/

A Pathway to a B.A.A.S. Degree at UNT Dallas

As a student in the Urban Agriculture and Renewable Resources pathway, you'll complete the Core Curriculum and elective agriculture courses at El Centro toward an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. 

As you near completion of your associate degree, you'll have the opportunity to transfer to UNT-Dallas for the completion of a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (B.A.A.S.) degree in urban agriculture.

Other Pathways to Bachelor's Degrees

As a student in the Urban Agriculture and Renewable Resources pathway, you'll complete the Core Curriculum and elective agriculture courses at Dallas College toward an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree.

As you near completion of your associate degree, you'll have the opportunity to transfer to a university for the completion of an advanced degree.

University of North Texas-Dallas

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (B.A.A.S.) degree in urban agriculture

Texas A&M University-Commerce

  • Associate of Science to Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in sustainable ag and food systems
  • Associate of Science to Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in agribusiness
  • Associate of Science to Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in agricultural sciences broadfield

Additional bachelor's degree transfer programs are available, so please contact the Agriculture program​ to learn more.