Cuesta College currently offers courses in Agriculture Business, Mechanics, and Plant Science. Agriculture majors are designed for students wishing to explore this diverse industry.
The AS-T in Agriculture Business is designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in Agricultural Business or related major at a CSU campus. Agricultural Business graduates at the bachelor’s level are qualified for employment in a variety of jobs, in areas such as marketing of crops and related agricultural production equipment, banking and production loans, food processing, international marketing and agricultural policy.
The AS-T in Agriculture Plant Science is designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in Plant Science, Horticulture or related major at a CSU campus. A bachelor’s degree in Plant Science prepares students for a career as a plant scientist, agriculture teacher, biotechnologist, agronomist or crop scientist, turf manager, farm manager, weed scientist, entomologist, nursery and garden specialist, researcher, or landscape manager. Agriculture Mechanics courses provide students with skills and knowledge to enter the mechanized agriculture field. A general agricultural background provides students with entry level employment opportunities and skills along with the ability to transfer to a college or university and continue their studies in a wide variety of agricultural fields.