Commodity Merchandising E-Degree
About Commodity Merchandising
Do you often wonder where all of that grain in rail cars is going? With an E-Degree in Commodity Merchandising, you’ll know! This option will prepare you to buy and sell commodities in the cash market, coordinate grain transportation, and offer financial advice. You’ll also set prices and purchase commodities for grain elevators on a local level. After completing the coursework, you’ll earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Commodity Merchandising.
Along with big changes in the agricultural industry – including the increasing globalization of the marketplace – there is a large and growing need for savvy commodity merchandisers. As a graduate of this program you can expect outstanding job opportunities and a great income!
Do you have what it takes to be a successful online learner? Find out by taking this brief survey covering topics related to online learning such as study habits, learning preferences, self-directedness, technology skills, and computer equipment capabilities. Upon completion of the survey, you’ll be given feedback regarding how successful you’d be an as online student based on the answers you provided. The survey is strictly a tool for you to use when weighing the pros and cons of online learning. The results are not used in determining your admission into the program, should you choose to apply. Why wait?
How does an E-Degree work?
As a Commodity Merchandising E-Degree student, you’ll take online courses through Lake Area Tech’s eLearning system. Most of your time learning will be done at home, so you’ll only spend limited time on our campus completing projects. But when you do, you’ll be learning in our new Ag Center!
Why an E-Degree?
Lake Area Tech E-Degrees are “hybrid” – an innovative blend of distance and on-campus learning. What’s great about that is you can keep your day job (work, raise kids) and still get a degree. With hybrid education, you get maximum flexibility to study when and where you want, but you’ll still get the chance to work on-campus with Lake Area Tech instructors on selected projects.
How long will it take?
The Commodity Merchandising E-Degree is a 20-month program.