Natural Sciences Division
The A.S. in Agricultural Science and Technology is designed to enable students to prepare for a career in this essential and diverse profession. It is also ideal for those who desire a career in agricultural education. The curriculum is flexible in nature to allow for previous experience and specialization in a given area of agriculture. The program is unique in that most courses provide hands-on experiences designed to give the students a combination of practical skills and technical knowledge.
This program is intended to prepare students for employment following graduation or to transfer to a university. Students desiring a bachelor's degree should consult with the department chairperson, counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses.
Upon completion of the A.S. in Agricultural Science and Technology degree students will understand the foundations of agriculture, animal production practices, plant production practices, soil science, crop nutrition, crop pest and disease control, and the operation of agricultural equipment. Students will be prepared for careers within a wide variety of specializations in the field of agriculture. This degree also prepares students with the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue baccalaureate degrees in Agriculture, Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences, Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Plant Science, Agriculture Education, Agriculture Studies or related majors.
AA-T/AS-T degrees are designed to facilitate transfer to four-year institutions. Mt. San Antonio College ranks in the Top 10 in transferring students to UC, CSU, and private universities. Please visit Counseling Services for information on how to transfer, workshops, activities, events, and advising.