2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Feb 25, 2024  
2022-2023 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program Pathway

Agriculture Business - Plant Science Certificate of Achievement

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Upon successful completion of the Agriculture Business Plant Science certificate, the student demonstrates the skills, knowledge, and training for employment in the following positions: Crop Inspector; Cultivation Supervisor; Farm Supervisor; Crew Supervisor; Fertilizer and Chemical Applicator; Field Buyer; Field Representative: Field Soil Collector; Fruit Inspector; Nursery Technician; Greenhouse Technician; Produce Inspector; Laboratory Technician; Pest Control Operator; Plant Inspector; Plant Propagator; Quality Control Technician; Seed Technician; Seed and Supply Store Salesperson; Soil Conservation Technician; Soil Fumigator; Surveyor; and Tissue Culture Technician; demonstrates his/her ability to classify and identify plants using a botanical key; the principles of plant inheritance, plant physiology and plant growth; and the techniques for successful plant propagation; practice skills to identify types of pathogens and pests that affect plants; demonstrate local cultural practices including pruning, fertilization, planting, irrigation and harvesting; and understand the principles of plant tissue culture and gene transfer in plant breeding; and prepares the student for a successful transfer to a university for a baccalaureate degree. The certificate program closely follows the design developed by the Central Valley Consortium Agricultural Education Tech Prep.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in basic computer applications, such as word processing, spread sheet, and internet.
  2. Listen actively and communicate clearly and coherently.
  3. Think critically and analytically to accomplish problem solving.
  4. Use technology to learn, live and work.
  5. Demonstrate time management, accountability and dependability skills.

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