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|Plant Science Certificate
|Agriculture & Natural Resources
Total Units: 34
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.
The Plant Science Certificate of Achievement prepares students for occupations related to the production and marketing of fruit, vine, vegetable, and field crops. The program covers the knowledge and skills required for orchard operation, small and medium scale vegetable, herb, and flower farming,as well as entry into associated fields such as pest management and agricultural inspection.
Forty percent of all people gainfully employed in the United States today are engaged in some kind of agricultural work. California alone needs over 8,000 additional trained people each year for employment in agriculture. The training program at SRJC prepares the student for a choice of jobs on the farm as well as off-farm related jobs. Working conditions in agricultural jobs are ideal for those individuals who like to work out-of-doors with living things.
For more information see the Agriculture Department website.
The requirements for the Plant Science Certificate program are:
Complete 34 units from
- Plant Science Requirements
|Plant Science Requirements - complete 34.00 units
|Introduction to Agriculture Business and Economics
|Introduction to Plant Science
|Soil & Plant Nutrition
|Fundamentals of Plant Propagation
|Specialty Crop Production
|Complete any combination totaling at least 9.00 units from the following:
|Computer Applications in Agriculture
|Agricultural Records Systems
|Basic Animal Science
|Feeds & Feeding
|Fruit, Vine & Vegetable Production
|Beginning Welding- Introduction to Basic Fundamentals
|Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
|Machinery & Equipment Skills
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Course Prerequisites and Advisories:
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that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course.
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