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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.

Term Effective: Fall 1981


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.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Plant Science Certificate program are:

  • Complete 34 units from
    • Plant Science Requirements

Plant Science Requirements - complete 34.00 units
AG 70Introduction to Agriculture Business and Economics3.00
AG 51Introduction to Plant Science3.00
AG 53Soil & Plant Nutrition3.00
AG 52Pest Management3.00
AG 92AFundamentals of Plant Propagation3.00
AG 251Specialty Crop Production3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 9.00 units from the following:
AG 76Computer Applications in Agriculture3.00
AG 75Agriculture Management3.00
AG 74Agricultural Marketing3.00
AG 73Agricultural Records Systems3.00
AG 60Basic Animal Science3.00
AG 61Feeds & Feeding3.00
AG 54Fruit, Vine & Vegetable Production3.00
AG 57AViticulture3.00
AG 57BViticulture3.00
WELD 70ABeginning Welding- Introduction to Basic Fundamentals2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
AG 86Machinery & Equipment Skills2.00

Term Effective: Fall 1981

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.

Term Inactive: Fall 2003

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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