Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is offering two new programs this fall: Sustainable Agriculture Resources and Process Technology.
Through Sustainable Ag Resources, a student can become a conservationist or agricultural scientist. He or she will learn how to enhance the quality of the environment and its natural resources, make efficient use of non-renewable resources and help sustain the future of agriculture. Students will work in both indoor and outdoor labs.
The college will offer a two-year associate in applied science degree with specialization in soil science or plant/crop science or an associate in science degree with a Sustainable Agriculture Resources emphasis.
Process Technology involves every aspect of chemical processing: extracting and refining resources such as oil and natural gas, refining chemicals and carefully monitoring the process that makes it happen.

With the development of renewable energy production in Kansas, many industry opportunities are available for southwest Kansas. Nationally, few other colleges offer programs that meet the criteria for training in ethanol, biodiesel, food processing, or related industries.
Graduates who successfully complete the program can work anywhere that requires a chemical treatment or process, such as energy processing and power generation, food and beverage processing, waste- or water-treatment plants or pharmaceutical manufacturing.
For information about these programs, go online to or call 620-417-1100.