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Agriculture Food Chain Security

Prepare for an exciting career protecting our nation’s and the world’s food supply. The Agriculture Food Chain Security Program at Dodge City Community College is a two-year broad-based program that includes both Agriculture and Criminal Justice course work. Combine your interest in agriculture with crime prevention to develop skills for protecting our food chain from production at the farm, throughout processing and transportation, to the grocery store, and home with the consumer.

After program completion, students can enter the workforce, or transfer on to a four-year university. If the Agriculture Industry is your interest, earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Ag Food Chain Security and transfer to K-State and earn a Bachelor’s in the program of your choice: Animal Science, Ag Economics, or Food Science; take your pick.

If the Criminal Justice Field is where you want to go, transfer to Washburn University and earn your Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. With our 2+2 programs, you can earn your bachelor’s degree in just four short years. The need for professionals trained in food supply protection is strong in today’s world. Choose to enter any of the following fields: criminal investigation, government service, including USDA, APHIS, FSIS, or AMS, veterinary service, and food/agriculture defense.

Course Requirements

Find your plan of study in the 2019-20 Course Catalog.

Degrees Available

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Certificate

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David McCollum

Professor Animal Science/Ag Business