Total Units Required: 46-48
All courses taken to fulfill program course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as credit/no credit grading only.
An overall grade point average of 2.5 is required for the entire program.
Course Requirements for the Certificate
The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.
This certificate fulfills the eligibility requirements for taking the State of California Pest Control Advisor (PCA) exam.
|CHEM 107||General Chemistry for Applied Sciences||4|
|or CHEM 111||General Chemistry I|
|Physical and Biological Sciences|
|AGRI 331||Agricultural Ecology||3|
|PSSC 101||Introduction to Plant Science||3|
|PSSC 250||Introduction to Soil Science||3|
|Factors Affecting Crop Health|
|Select three-four of the following:||12-14|
|Introduction to Weed Science|
|Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition|
|Pest Management Systems and Methods|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Plant Protection Materials, Methods, and Regulations|
|Soil Quality and Health|
|Principles of Integrated Pest Management|
|Select 12 units from the following:||12|
|Directed Work in Field and Row Crops|
|Directed Work in Vegetable Crops|
|Rangeland Resources and Management|
|Production of Annual Crops|
|Fruit and Nut Production|