Bakersfield College

Plant Science

Plant Science Certificate of Achievement

Gainful Employment Information

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. Career opportunities in crop science include farm labor foreman, irrigation manager, seed lab technician, research technician, soils lab and pest control technician.

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Plant Science Certificate of Achievement.

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 24 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

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.

Total Units: 24


Required Courses

Course Number Course Title 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 B2 Forage Crops 3.0
NRES B1 Range Management 3.0
CRPS B4 Vegetable Production 3.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.

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