The Agriculture Science program offers an Associate in Science degree for students interested in a more general course of study. Students with a background in production agriculture, 4-H or FFA will find success in this program as they pursue a career with an emphasis in agriculture sciences, agriculture education, and agribusiness occupations.
This option allows flexibility in class selection, career direction and opportunities. California ranks first in the nation in annual gross agricultural returns. The livestock industry and over 250 speciality crops provide a variety of career choices. Trained personnel are employed on ranches and farms, as well as the vast agriculture service industry. Career opportunities also exist with governmental agencies. Every year there are several openings in Agriculture Education in California as well as other states.
Bruce Hicks, Ag Department Chair
Department Office: AHPS 251
Department Phone: 530-895-2551
Department Fax: 530-895-2443
For more information on recommended sequence of study and required courses for the major, view the Butte College Catalog.