Whether it is hands-on manual labor in the fields, or working as a scientist in a lab or greenhouse, Agriculture offers a huge range of specialties. As the science of raising plant crops and livestock, agriculture teaches the essentials of farming and ranching.

Degrees / Certificates

Map your education by viewing the program map for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.

Agriculture Animal Science (AS-T)

Provides students with the opportunity to meet the requirements for transfer to the CSU system in Animal Science or a similar major.

Agriculture Business (AS-T)

Provides students with the opportunity to meet the requirements for transfer to the CSU system in Agricultural Business.

Agriculture Science, Education, and Management (AS)

Provides training for ranching, farming, agriculture production and related careers in vocational education, sales, services and distribution of agriculture-related products.

Agriculture Sciences (AA)

Provide the lower division major courses to transfer to a university and earn a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Business, and Horticulture.

Agriculture Trades (AS)

Allows students to explore all areas of agriculture, including animal science, agriculture business, horticulture, equine, sustainable agriculture, mechanized agriculture, natural resources, and viticulture.

Agriculture is a vitally important and fulfilling field of work.

Achieve your goals at Shasta College.

Academic Support Team

Our goal here at Shasta College is to connect you with people dedicated to supporting your success every step of the way. Meet those supporting our program below to get your questions answered. 

  • Meet Your Academic Division: Get in touch with the academic division staff who can connect you with the program faculty that teach the courses dedicated to your success
  • Meet Your Academic Counselors: Meet and connect with academic counselors dedicated to creating academic and career plans that support your goals

Career Outlook

What do career options look like with an education in this area? Explore the data below.

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Career Exploration & Resources

Not sure of your career goals? Not a problem! Shasta College is dedicated to not only your academic success but to supporting your career goals. From our dedicated career educational counselors to career exploration tools to internships, we've got you covered through our Shasta College Career Services & Student Employment Center (Career Café). There you can meet with our dedicated career educational counselor and explore options by calling (530) 242-7724. 

The center also offers internships and career opportunities, please contact the Career Café by calling (530) 242-7606.

In addition, the college offers free, online resources to explore your interests and future career goals including: 

  • Career Coach: Take a free assessment to explore your interests, identify majors, and connect to in-demand careers
  • Career Zone: Create a free account here to explore what your interests are, research career possibilities, and develop a budget to make sure your choices can support your plan.

Transferring for Bachelor’s Degree

Ready to transfer for a 4-year university or college or want to stay local? Our Transfer Center and BOLD staff are here to guide you!