Agriculture Program Description


A.S. General Agriculture

Certificates of Proficiency

General Agriculture
Plant-Based Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture

Program Description

Agriculture is a vital component of our local, state, and national economies and offers many exciting employment opportunities. In addition to the production of a wide range of valuable agricultural commodities, the Sacramento region is home to numerous multi-national agricultural corporations and statewide governmental agencies. It is also a center for international agricultural trade and commerce.

As a General Agriculture major, you will:

  • Study a general agriculture curriculum representing all of the departments of the Cosumnes River College agriculture program including: agriculture business, horticulture, welding, veterinary technology and plant science.
  • Develop your leadership and communication skills.
  • Identify the agricultural career you are most interested in and build a course of study to better qualify you for a profession.

Career Opportunities

  • Management
  • Supervision
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Government
  • Marketing
  • Distribution
  • International Trade
  • Park Maintenance
  • Landscape Design, Teaching
  • Communication
  • Trucking & Automotives
  • Contracting & Maintenance
  • Fertilizer & Insecticide Application
  • Research
  • Retail/Wholesale
  • Estimator
  • Consultant
  • Government Agency employee
  • Welding Technician
  • Inspection
  • Welding Engineering
  • Sculpting
  • Home/Handicraft & Hobby
  • Construction
  • Sales and Service Nursery Management and Operations

Some positions, however, require a four-year degree for which CRC's program is a good base for transfer.


  • As the only community college agriculture program in Sacramento county, the CRC General Agriculture program provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who wish to pursue a career in agriculture, receive a General Agriculture Associate of Science degree, or transfer to CSU or UC.
  • The faculty in this program work closely with the five California agricultural degree offering universities to provide a quality transfer program for students interested in agriculture business, management and economics.
  • The Sacramento region is fortunate to have some of the best high school agriculture programs in California. The faculty in the CRC Ag program work closely with these feeder schools to articulate coursework and facilitate the successful transition of agriculture students from high school to the university.
  • Internships in agriculture are available for students interested in work experience opportunities.

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the bachelor’s degree.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see