Bakersfield College

Agriculture

Plant Science

Certificate of Achievement

This program provides instruction in the planting, growing, harvesting, and marketing of field, forage, and vegetable crops as well as irrigated and range pasture crops.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate managerial and leadership abilities in plant science classes for employment that will enhance opportunities and success in the plant science industry in the 21st century.
  • master academic proficiency and demonstrate specific skills within plant science disciplines needed for employment within the industry.

Career Opportunities:

Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers, Natural Sciences Managers, Agricultural Technicians, Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation, First-Line Supervisors of Farm Workers, Agricultural Inspectors, Forest and Conservation Workers

Total Units: 24


Required Courses

Course # Name Units
SOIL B1 Introduction to Soil Science 3.0
AGRI B1 Agriculture, Environment and Society 3.0
ORNH B4 Plant Propagation 3.0
CRPS B3 Integrated Pest Management 3.0
CRPS B1 Principles of Crop Production 3.0
CRPS B5 Plant Science 3.0
NRES B1 Range Management 3.0
or
CRPS B2 Forage Crops 3.0
CRPS B4 Vegetable Production 3.0
Kern Community College District