Associate of Science in Plant Science (AS)
This degree prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Plant Science through the study of soils, irrigation, weed control, plant diseases and pests, fertilizers, and cultivation of crops. Students will acquire skills in crop production to maximize yields as well as profits.
- Develop an understanding for current crop production methods and implement those methods in the field.
- Identify common problems in crop production and provide recommendations to improve quality and yields.
- Explain the relationships between plant, soil, and water, and their impact on crop production and the environment.
Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: irrigation technician, crop production, equipment sales, farm manager assistant, pesticide and fertilizer sales.
This degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.
|GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS||25|
College of the Sequoias Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
|REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES||21|
|AG 003||Economic Entomology *||3|
|AG 004||Soil Science *||3|
|AGMT 001||Agriculture Economics *||3|
|PLSI 001||Intro to Plant Science||3|
|PLSI 106||Fertilizers and Soil Amendments||3|
|PLSI 108||Ag Water Management||3|
|WEXP 193F||Agriculture Work Experience – First Semester||3|
Select a minimum of twelve units from the following courses:
|AG 002||Environmental Conservation||3|
|AG 125||Principles of Pesticide Use||3|
|AGMT 102||Ag Sales and Marketing||3|
|AGMT 104||Agriculture Accounting||3|
|PLSI 012||Fruit and Nut Production||3|
|PLSI 105||Weeds and Poisonous Plants||3|
|PLSI 110||Integrated Pest Management||3|
|PLSI 111||Citrus Production||3|
|PLSI 113||Grape Production||3|
|PLSI 118||Advanced Irrigation||3|
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units.
Courses meet General Education requirements and 6 units may double count above in 1 (COS-GE).
The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:
- Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair),
- General Education Requirements,
- Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions,
- A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).