San diego & Imperial counties

Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies

Improve the wellness of the world by learning to nurture the health of plants, animals and the environment. This sector of study offers dozens of programs including sustainable farming practices, veterinary services, forestry conservation and keeping water safe for drinking. Because of agriculture’s importance in California, the industry employs more people than all other occupations combined.

Career paths & salary info (Median yearly salary)

  • Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $27,830
  • Agricultural Equipment Operators $31,970
  • First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $59,913
  • First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers $39,727
  • Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers $40,804

Programs & Schools

Cuyamaca College

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  • Business Office Technology
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Assistant
  • Business Information Worker
  • Account Clerk
  • Front Office Receptionist
  • Office Assistant Level 1
  • Office Assistant Level 2
  • Office Professional
  • Office Software Specialst 1
  • Office Software Specialist 2
  • Environ Health & Safety Manage
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Technician
  • OSHA Management
  • OSH Technician
  • Management
  • Golf Course & Sports Turf Man
  • Irrigation Technology
  • Landscape Technology
  • Nursery Technology
  • Sustainable Urban Landscapes
  • Viticulture Tech Apprentice
  • Basic Ornament Horticulture
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Grossmont College

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  • Business Administration *ADT cert
  • Business Office Technology
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Assistant
  • Business Information Worker
  • Account Clerk
  • Front Office Receptionist
  • Office Assistant, Level 1
  • Office Assistant Level 2
  • Office Professional
  • Office Software Specialist, Lev 1
  • Office Software Specialist, Lev 2
  • Virtual Office Assistant
  • Management
  • Marketing
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Imperial Valley College

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  • Business Management
  • Plant Science
  • Water treatment systems technology
  • Wastewater treatment specialization
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MiraCosta College

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  • Irrigation Technology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Nursery/Horticulture Crop Production
  • Pest Control Advisor
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Sustainable Landscape and Turf Management
  • Viticulture and Enology
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Palomar College

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  • Water Technology Education
  • Wastewater Technology Education
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San Diego City College

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  • Sustainable Urban Agriculture
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San Diego Miramar College

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  • Advanced Emissions Specialist
  • Sustainability
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Southwestern College

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  • Environmental Management
  • Floral Design Emphasis
  • Golf and Sports Turf Management
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Occupations
  • Nursery Occupations: Floral Design Emphasis
  • Nursery Occupations: Retail Nursery/Plant Production
  • Retail Nursery and Plant Production
  • Sustainable Energy Studies
  • Sustainable Landscape Practices
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