Bakersfield College


Agriculture - Plant Science - Crops Emphasis Associate of Science Degree

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.
  • master skills needed for baccalaureate level education or obtain a certificate.

Career Opportunities:

Farm management, agricultural pest control, Ag chemical sales and application, agricultural laboratory technician, irrigation equipment supply and sales, and agricultural research technician.

To Achieve the Associate of Science Degree

Upon completion of graduation requirements and the required degree courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Agriculture - Plant Science - Crops Emphasis Associate of Science Degree.

Total Units: 27

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
AGBS B2 Agricultural Economics 3.0
SOIL B1 Introduction to Soil Science 3.0
AGRI B1 Agriculture, Environment and Society 3.0
CRPS B5 Plant Science 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
CRPS B4 Vegetable Production 3.0