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Contact: Agricultural SciencesTitle: DepartmentContact: agsci@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Integrated Pest Management, AS

Natural Sciences Division
Degree S0311

The Integrated Pest Management Program is part of the Agricultural Science Program and prepares students to design and implement comprehensive integrated pest management programs for private or public entities. It qualifies students to take the Pest Control Advisor (PCA) exam administered by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Pest Control Advisers provide written recommendations for the application of pesticides. Students learn how to design, install, and manage irrigation systems, set up and implement fertilizer and pest management programs, and properly identify and maintain trees, shrubs, and turf grasses. Students also learn personal management and budgeting skills. Most courses in the program provide hands-on experiences designed to give students a combination of practical skills and technical knowledge. Students who intend to transfer should meet with a counselor to review lower-division requirements of the college or university they plan to attend.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

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      SOC Career Code: 11-9013.01

      Plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate activities of workers engaged in propagating, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, mushrooms, and other plants.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $77.27

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $64,434.42
      Annual Job Openings
      5,900

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      Farm and Ranch Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-9013.02

      Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, or supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, financial, or marketing activities.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $77.27

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $64,434.42
      Annual Job Openings
      5,900

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      SOC Career Code: 11-9013.03

      Direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in fish hatchery production for corporations, cooperatives, or other owners.

      Typical Hourly Salary
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      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $64,434.42
      Annual Job Openings
      5,900

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
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      Median Salary Earnings
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      Annual Job Openings
      28,068

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      SOC Career Code: 37-3012.00

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      Typical Hourly Salary
      $48.31

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $42,765.35
      Annual Job Openings
      460

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      SOC Career Code: 45-1011.05

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      $38.08

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      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $43,307.10
      Annual Job Openings
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      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      SOC Career Code: 45-1011.06

      Directly supervise and coordinate activities of aquacultural workers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $38.08

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $43,307.10
      Annual Job Openings
      2,427

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
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      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $43,307.10
      Annual Job Openings
      2,427

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Integrated Pest Management, AS

    Natural Sciences Division
    Degree S0311

    The Integrated Pest Management Program is part of the Agricultural Science Program and prepares students to design and implement comprehensive integrated pest management programs for private or public entities. It qualifies students to take the Pest Control Advisor (PCA) exam administered by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Pest Control Advisers provide written recommendations for the application of pesticides. Students learn how to design, install, and manage irrigation systems, set up and implement fertilizer and pest management programs, and properly identify and maintain trees, shrubs, and turf grasses. Students also learn personal management and budgeting skills. Most courses in the program provide hands-on experiences designed to give students a combination of practical skills and technical knowledge. Students who intend to transfer should meet with a counselor to review lower-division requirements of the college or university they plan to attend.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AGOR 1Horticultural Science3
    AGOR 24Integrated Pest Management3
    AGOR 29Ornamental Plants - Herbaceous3
    AGOR 30Ornamental Plants - Trees and Woody Shrubs3
    AGOR 39Turf Grass Production and Management3
    AGOR 50Soil Science and Management3
    AGOR 62Irrigation Principles and Design3
    AGOR 63Irrigation Systems Management3
    AGOR 91Work Experience in Horticulture3
    Choose at least six units from the following:6
    BIOL 1
    General Biology
    BIOL 2
    Plant and Animal Biology
    BIOL 3
    Ecology and Field Biology
    BIOL 4
    Biology for Majors
    or BIOL 4H
    Biology for Majors - Honors
    BIOL 8
    Cell and Molecular Biology
    BIOL 20
    Marine Biology
    BIOL 21
    Marine Biology Laboratory
    BIOL 34
    Fundamentals of Genetics
    BTNY 3
    Plant Structures, Functions, and Diversity
    CHEM 10
    Chemistry for Allied Health Majors
    CHEM 20
    Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
    CHEM 40
    Introduction to General Chemistry
    CHEM 50
    General Chemistry I
    or CHEM 50H
    General Chemistry I - Honors
    CHEM 51
    General Chemistry II
    CHEM 80
    Organic Chemistry I
    CHEM 81
    Organic Chemistry II
    Choose nine units from the following:9
    AGOR 2
    Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Management
    AGOR 15
    Interior Landscaping
    AGOR 32
    Landscaping and Nursery Management
    AGOR 35
    Ornamental Plants for Southwest Climates
    AGOR 40
    Sports Turf Management
    AGOR 75
    Urban Arboriculture
    Total Units42

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