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Plant and Soil Science (AS)

Reedley College
Program overview
4 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Program description

Plant and Soil Science (AS)

Students completing this program will be well-informed of physical, chemical, and biological principles and processes of plants and soils. Mastering these principles allow the selection of effective programs of plant development, irrigation, fertility, pest management, and soil management. Completion of the program prepares students for careers in management of tree, vine, vegetable, and field crops; for transfer into California State University and University of California institutions; and entry-level technical positions in the production agriculture industry. Purpose: To provide practical knowledge and specific skills in plant and soil sciences as required in vineyard, orchard, vegetable, and field crop management systems.

Admission requirements

International Students

  1. File a completed application with the Admissions Office.
  2. Submit one transcript in English translation of all work completed in high school and college along with the results of any general matriculation or school leaving examinations.
  3. Submit an affidavit of financial support.
  4. Submit evidence of a negative tuberculin skin test taken in the U.S. not more than six months prior to entering college.
  5. Show proof of medical insurance or purchase insurance offered through the college.
  6. Submit a total score of 500 or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please write to the following address to make arrangements to take the test: Test of English as a Foreign Language Educational Testing Service Princeton, NJ, USA 08540

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Plant Science and Lab
  • Reading and Composition
  • Humanities
  • Physical Education

Semester 2

  • Biometrics or Elementary Statistics
  • Soils and Lab
  • Physical and Mental Wellness
  • Physical Education

Semester 3

  • Oral Communication
  • Computer Applications in Agriculture
  • Agriculture Accounting

Semester 4

  • Machinery Technology
  • American Government
  • Introduction to Animal Science

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for out-of-state & international students: $3,480.00 per semester


Degrees/certificates: Associate of Science Degree in Plant and Soil Science (AS)

Career opportunities

Those degree can find employment as: Ag Commissioner, Production Ag Manager, Production Ag Technician

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About this institute

Reedley College

Reedley College offers an AS degree or Certificates with an opportunity to transfer to 4 year Universities. Our most notable degrees are: Business Administration, Dental Assisting, Certified Nursing Assistant, Forestry & Wildfire Resources, Mechanized Agriculture, Aviation Maintenance, Animal Science, Mechanized...

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Contact info

Reedley College

995 N. Reed Ave
93654 Reedley California
United States of America

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