Agriculture & Natural Resources

This pathway is for students who wish to learn about improving the quality and safety of food, cultivating and preserving our natural resources, and caring for animals.

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Agriculture

Tractor

Skills and competencies for students who seek entry-level employment in agriculture with flexibility for a student to design his/her own specialty. Upon completion of this certificate, students will have skills in basic agriculture computer applications, agriculture sales methods and techniques, accounting in agriculture, basic plant science operations and methods, machinery or mechanical skills, and agriculture career awareness

Agriculture

Agriculture Business

Businessman looking at chart

The Associate in Science in Agriculture Business for Transfer Degree prepares students for transfer into a California State University baccalau­reate degree program similar to the agriculture business area of emphasis. The degree provides students with a foundation of knowledge in agribusiness theories and principles through transfer preparatory courses in agriculture economics, computer applications, sales, communications, and accounting

Agriculture Business

Agriculture Education

Agriculture Farm

The agricultural education program is designed to equip students for careers as agricultural communication specialists or secondary agriculture teachers.

Agriculture Education

Agriculture and Technology

Drone flying over crops

Completion of the Associate in Science Degree in Agriculture & Technology provides introduction to fundamental practices and principles in Ani­mal Science, Agricultural Business and Plant and Soil Science. Entry level employment in production agriculture and transfer to general agriculture programs are intended outcomes of this program.

Agriculture and Technology

Agriculture Mechanics

Agriculture Mechanics

Program provides practical hands-on instruction in the areas of basic agricultural mechanics, welding/fabrication, small engine repair and maintenance, and electrical and hydraulics. This degree will benefit students who want to become agricultural mechanics instructors, further their knowledge by transferring to a four-year college or university, or who want to work in the agricultural mechanics field.

Agriculture Mechanics

Animal Science

Agriculture Mechanics

Students completing this program will have the basic animal husbandry skills required for entry-level employment in the livestock industry in areas such as livestock herdsman, animal trainer, livestock fitter, brand inspector, or in occupations within the food animal industry.

Animal Science

Enology

Agriculture Mechanics

Program is designed to prepare students for upper division course work and transfer, leading to a baccalaureate degree in enology at a CSU or UC institution. The curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in the wine industry including wine production, quality assurance and control, vineyard management and grape production.

Enology

Environmental Horticulture

Greenhouse full of plants

Upon completion of the Environmental Horticulture Associate in Science Degree, students will have developed skills and competencies in land­scape design and maintenance, plant propagation and production, floral design, pest management, irrigation installation, and water management. The skills and knowledge developed by students through this course of study will successfully prepare them to assume responsibility for leader­ship and management positions in horticultural business organizations and/or governmental agencies.

Environmental Horticulture

Food Safety

grapes being processed

This program will result in the development of the basic skills and competencies required for students seeking entry-level employment in the food animal industry. Upon completion of this program of study, students will achieve certification in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and be able to perform food industry audits.

Food Safety

Forestry

chainsaw cutting log

Forestry offers students a unique opportunity to become a qualified Forestry Technician. This is the only California, 2-year college with a Forestry and Natural Resources Program leading to an Associate of Science in Forestry degree provisionally accredited by the Society of American Foresters. Graduates are typically recruited as utility foresters and timber management technicians for federal, state and private natural resources companies and agencies.

Classes include academic and extensive hands-on training within a 700-acre RC forest and a 1.5-mile riparian zone on campus along the Kings River.

Forestry

Natural Resources

Forest

This Reedley College Natural Resources Degree offers students an opportunity to become a technician in a wide variety of outdoor jobs related to wildlife, recreation, and environmental services.

Classes include academic and extensive hands-on training within a 700-acre RC forest and a 1.5-mile riparian zone on campus along the Kings River.

Natural Resources

Medium Heavy Truck Repair

Semi-Trucks

Students successfully completing the outlined course of study will be prepared to enter the workforce as an entry-level technician specializing in the service and repair of diesel engines, heavy-duty brake systems, as well as suspension and steering for On-Highway Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks.

Medium Heavy Truck Repair

Plant and Soil Sciences

Sprout coming out of soil

Students completing this program will be well-informed of physical, chemical, and biological principles and processes of plants and soils. Mastering these principles allow the selection of effective programs of plant development, irrigation, fertility, pest management, and soil management. Completion of the program prepares students for careers in management of tree, vine, vegetable, and field crops.

Plant and Soil Sciences