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Education Guys: Guide to Technical Education

Agriculture Schools

Agriculture education may require you to help in many areas of farming and the industry, including management and professional careers, as well as farming, fishing, and forestry occupations. The degree or certificate that people are required to pursue depends on the type of career that they desire. Management and professional agriculture careers, such as owner-operators of various establishments, managers of farms and ranches, and related occupations usually may require at least a two-year degree or higher to be considered. Agricultural professionals may work with some level of farming and animal care, including planting, harvesting, livestock care and maintenance, and other tasks. The management level professionals may also be responsible for handling the bookkeeping and financial records of the business, including paying bills and taxes. Most careers in this field may require only hands-on job experience, but the upper level positions like management may take some formal education to achieve. Usually, there are business degree programs designed specifically for these professionals. There aren't many benefits in these careers, and professionals are usually responsible for their own insurance and retirement planning needs.

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            • Each year since 2004, The Princeton Review has included California University in its Best in the Northeast listing, recognizing Cal U as one of the best regional universities in the northeastern United States.
            • Ranked #35 in Best Online Graduate Education Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost.
            • Grants students in its Global Online program the same diploma as graduates from Cal U’s traditional degree programs.
            • Has an student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1.
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            • A private, Christian, liberal arts university founded in 1905 and open to students of any faith.
            • Has an average class size of 20 students.
            • 97% of students receive financial aid, with the average freshman receiving $10,000.
            • Offers over 25 undergraduate degree programs.
            • Has approximately 5,000 students; 60% female and 40% male.
            • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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            • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
            • Offers programs in psychology/social work, business management, medical billing, criminal justice, and more.
            • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
            • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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            • Ranked among top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Ranked 37th among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
            • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
            • Has a student-faculty ratio of 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
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