Career And College Prep

Agricultural, Food & Natural Resources

Grow Your Career Options

Agriculture and food science have moved a long way from the old family farm. From vertical hydroponics to urban agriculture, you’d be surprised at the diverse opportunities available in these industries. Discover your options today!

Food Science, Dietetics & Nutrition—This pathway focuses on developing essential food safety practices needed to select, receive, store, prepare, and serve food, as well as the skills required to choose food that meets the nutritional needs of individuals and families.

Some of the jobs include:

  • Agricultural and food scientist
  • Agricultural and food science technician
  • Dietitian and nutritionist

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

Agriculture students working

**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • ACT National Career Readiness Certificate
  • CTE Skill Certifications:
    • Food and Nutrition 1
    • Food and Nutrition 2