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Contact: Agricultural SciencesTitle: DepartmentContact: agsci@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Agricultural Science & Technology, AS

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.

Required Courses
 
Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Agricultural Managers

      Agricultural Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-9013.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and 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, and financial and marketing activities.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $60.65

      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
      $34,227.77
      Annual Job Openings
      6,974

      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
    • Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers

      Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers

      SOC Career Code: 25-1041.00

      Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $88.07

      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
      $109,244.10
      Annual Job Openings
      23,134

      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
    • Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers

      Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers

      SOC Career Code: 37-1012.00

      Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities. Work may involve reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and workforce requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $45.39

      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
      $50,385.77
      Annual Job Openings
      2,248

      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
    • Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers

      Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers

      SOC Career Code: 45-1011.00

      Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural, forestry, aquacultural, and related workers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $37.48

      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
      $41,501.73
      Annual Job Openings
      2,194

      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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  • Agricultural Science & Technology, AS

    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.

    Required Courses
     
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AGAG 1Food Production, Land Use, and Politics - A Global Perspective3
    AGOR 1Horticultural Science3
    AGOR 2Plant Propagation/Greenhouse Management3
    AGOR 50Soil Science and Management3
    AGOR 51Tractor and Landscape Equipment Operations3
    ASCI 1Animal Science3
    ASCI 2Animal Nutrition3
    ASCI 2LAnimal Nutrition Laboratory0.5
    Choose three from the following:9
    AGOR 13
    Landscape Design
    AGOR 24
    Integrated Pest Management
    AGOR 32
    Landscaping and Nursery Management
    AGOR 39
    Turf Grass Production and Management
    AGOR 53
    Small Engine Repair I
    AGOR 62
    Irrigation Principles and Design
    AGOR 71
    Construction Fundamentals
    ASCI 14
    Swine Production
    ASCI 16
    Horse Production and Management
    ASCI 17
    Sheep Production
    ASCI 30
    Beef Production
    ASCI 51
    Animal Handling and Restraint
    WELD 40
    Introduction to Welding
    Total Units30.5

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Contact: Agricultural SciencesTitle: DepartmentContact: agsci@mtsac.edu

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