For the past two years, the College of Agriculture and the Department of Agricultural Education at Utah State University have conducted a pilot concurrent enrollment program in Utah high schools. The major objectives of the study were to:
1) improve the image of agriculture at the high school level;
2) improve the quality of agricultural instruction in high school agriculture programs; and
3) recruit "science type" students into the high school agriculture program and eventually to the College of Agriculture at Utah State University.
To date, 348 high school students have completed one of three 100- level college courses, have been in contact with a College of Agriculture professor, and have received a university transcript posting the credit received from the concurrent enrollment program.
Utah High Schools, enrollment, recruiting