Crop Science

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The Future of Farming

TVCC's Crop Science classes get you into the field - literally. Students learn techniques to improve production, planting, harvesting and sustainable farming techniques. Our classes are designed to provide the necessary skills to manage a profitable, environmentally-sound farm, ranch or agricultural business. Students learn the fundamentals of sustainable agriculture, focusing on crop production with a farm business. To make sure you get real-world skills, emphasis is placed on entrepreneurial and practical field applications. 

Graduates are qualified for employment in a variety of positions associated with sustainable agriculture, including horticultural and livestock operations, wholesale and retail management, nursery operations and environmental and agricultural education.

 

Degrees and Certificates

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Ag Business Technician-Crop Science
1YR - Certificate (One Year)

The one-year Agriculture Business Technician Certificate prepares students to enter or advance in the agricultural field as a customer service/sales representative, field technician, or field scout with a focus on the crop and seed industry. This certificate is designed for students wishing to directly enter the workforce. It is not designed to transfer to a four year institution, although some courses are transferable. Students who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to work closely with their TVCC advisor to develop a transfer plan and to identify and contact an advisor at their chosen transfer institution. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required to obtain the certificate.

Agriculture, Business
AS - Associate of Science

This is an Associate of Science degree designed to transfer on to a 4-year College or University. TVCC has worked closely with Oregon State University, Eastern Oregon University and University of Idaho. Please contact the 4-year College or University and ensure that you have an advisor at both TVCC and your future school. If you plan on attending any 4-year school, after TVCC, please make sure you contact that school as early as possible while attending TVCC.

Agriculture, General
AS - Associate of Science

This is an Associate of Science degree designed to transfer on to a 4-year College or University. This degree has been specifically addressed with the University of Idaho, and Oregon State University. Please contact the 4-year College or University and ensure that you have an advisor at both TVCC and your future school.

Conservation Technician
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

This Career Pathway Certificate of Completion prepares students for entry and seasonal level employment with public and private agencies in the area of conservation for both plant and wildlife.

Crop Science
AS - Associate of Science

This is an Associate of Science degree designed to transfer on to a 4-year College or University. TVCC has worked closely with Oregon State University and University of Idaho. Please contact the 4-year College or University and ensure that you have an advisor at both TVCC and your future school. If you plan on attending any 4-year school, after TVCC, please make sure you contact that school as early as possible while attending TVCC.

Crop Science Technician
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

The Crop Science Technician CPCC provides applied skills in the areas of fertilizer management, pesticide application, and an understanding of plant physiology and pathology. All courses for the Crop Science Technician are required for the Agriculture Business AAS which prepares students for a wide variety of careers in Agriculture Business Management, including managing a farm or ranch, employment in the retail food production, producing fertilizer, or farm equipment sales. The program combines theory with the practical skills required for daily agriculture management operations and other agriculture related supply and service businesses.

Ranch Management
AAS - Associate of Applied Science

This program prepares students for a wide variety of careers in Ranch Management, including manager of a small ranch, ranch hand, feedlot operator, brand inspector, and artificial inseminator. The program combines theory with practical skills needed for daily cattle operations. Students will learn the foundations of farm business and animal science as well as have hands-on experience working with ranch animals. This degree is designed for students wishing to directly enter the workforce. It is not designed for transfer to a four-year institution, although some coursework may be transferable. Students who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to work closely with their TVCC advisor to develop a transfer plan and to identify and contact an advisor at their chosen transfer institution. A minimum of 90 credits and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 are needed to graduate with a degree.

Soil Science
AS - Associate of Science

This is an Associate of Science degree designed to transfer on to a 4-year College or University. TVCC has worked closely with the University of Idaho and Oregon State University to align to these University requirements. Please work with TVCC advisors and transfer university advisors to select elective courses that best fit your transfer institution. If you plan to transfer to another College or University, please make immediate contact with an advisor at that College or University.