Agriculture Plant Science

If you're interested in what it takes to successfully grow our food and other plants, the Associate in Science in Agriculture Plant Science for Transfer Degree at West Hills College Coalinga might be the perfect fit for you!

The Agriculture Plant Science program provides you with knowledge of the general principles of agricultural production including soil fertility and irrigation management, tractor operation, pest control and planting, growing, harvesting and marketing of crops.

This program prepares you for entry-level positions and foundational knowledge required for careers as pest control advisors, certified crop advisors, farm managers, irrigation consultants, fertilizer sales, and agricultural research technician.  A baccalaureate degree in Plant Science will prepare students for various careers in viticulture, horticulture and agronomy.

Students enrolled in the West Hills College Coalinga Agriculture Plant Science program will study at the WHCC Farm of the Future, which sits on 213 acres and provides students majoring in agriculture a real world physical lab setting.

Career opportunities in agriculture are plentiful and diverse, requiring the best in future talent.


Program Options

AS-T degrees are designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, while all certificates are non-transferable. Be advised, not all credits may be transferable.

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Careers You Could Have

See just a few of the career options available to West Hills College Coalinga’s Agriculture Plant Science program graduates.
  • Crop Consultant
  • Pest control advisor
  • Agronomist
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Physiologist
  • Plant Genetics
  • Research Scientist
  • Agriculture Retail Sales

Related Programs

  • C
    Agriculture Science Technology
    AS Degree, Certificate, Local Certificate
  • C
    Food Science and Safety
    Industry Certification Prep
  • C
    Integrated Pest Management

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