Numerous entrepreneurial opportunities thus exist in the agriculture sector for graduates from the programme. There are several government support projects for such industries that could be accessed. The programme also exposes students to operations management, which makes it possible for them to pursue careers in industries beyond the agricultural sector. Opportunities include the following:
Business start-up in agro-processing
Employment with food processing companies such as Nestle, Unilever, Blue Skies etc
Food and nutrition experts at hospitals
Employment by NGOs engaged in food processing interventions
University Lecturers and Researchers in postharvest technologies
Exporter of processed foods Food Biotechnology
Principles of food processing engineering
Food and nutrition
Principles of food processing, preservation and storage
Agricultural produce processing
Food packaging technology
Entrepreneurship and business development
Post-Senior Secondary School CandidatesHolders of Senior High Certificate must have the minimum aggregate of 20. Candidates must have passes in core English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
In addition to the above, they must have passes not lower than ‘D7’ (C) in elective subjects under option 1 or 2 or 3 below: • Option 1: General Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics/Elective Mathematics. • Option 2: Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Elective Mathematics. • Option 2: UCC Remedial Agriculture, Remedial Science Programme, Biology/Horticulture/Agro-forestry
Post-Diploma CandidatesCandidates must possess a Diploma in Agriculture (at least a Second Class Lower Division), from a recognised institution together with five (5) credit passes at GCE ‘O’ Level in English Language and Mathematics and in at least three (3) other science subjects or six (6) passes (3 core and 3 elective subjects in SSSCE or WASSCE) with at least two in science subjects. All Post-Diploma candidates must pass a selection interview.