Certificates and Majors

Majors

Agriculture Animal Science (AS-T)

The Associate in Science for Transfer in Agriculture Animal Science will provide current and relevant knowledge, skills and abilities through education and hands-on training in Agricultural Science, Animal Science and Agriculture Studies. The main objective of this major is to prepare students for career opportunities in these disciplines.

Learn more about the Agriculture Animal Science (AS-T) requirements and Animal Science program.

Agriculture Business (AS-T)

The Associate in Science for Transfer in Agriculture Business will provide current and relevant knowledge, skills and abilities through education and hands-on training in Agriculture Business, Agriculture Studies, AgriBusiness, Ag Business and Food Industry Management. The main objective of this program is to prepare students for transfer and career opportunities in these areas.

Learn more about the Agriculture Business (AS-T) requirements.

Agriculture Plant Science (AS-T)

The Associate in Science for Transfer in Agriculture Plant Science will provide current and relevant knowledge, skills and abilities through education and hands-on training in Agricultural Science, Animal Science and Agriculture Studies. The main objective of this major is to prepare students for career opportunities in these disciplines.

Learn more about the Agriculture Plant Science (AS-T) requirements.

Animal Science (AS)

Animal Science is the study of animals that provide food, fiber, & companionship for mankind. Technological advances in the animal sciences have contributed to a safe, healthy, abundant, & inexpensive food supply. Income from animal agriculture contributes to more than 50 percent of the economic returns of American agriculture to the U.S. economy and accordingly, career opportunities abound for those trained in animal science.

Learn more about the Animal Science (AS) requirements and Animal Science program.

Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Construction and Maintenance (AS)

The Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Construction and Maintenance major deals with all aspects of plant use in the landscape. People working in the landscape field derive job satisfaction from enhancing the function and beauty of the environment while being physically active outdoors or helping support that activity in allied sales and service occupations.

Learn more about the Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Construction and Maintenance (AS) requirements and Environmental Horticulture program.

Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Design (AS)

The Environmental Horticulture: Garden Design major prepares students for occupations within the landscape industry that require garden design skills. The program emphasizes hands-on learning, and most courses incorporate lab activities that apply knowledge and skills in realistic settings.

Learn more about the Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Design (AS) requirements and Environmental Horticulture program.

Environmental Horticulture: Nursery Management (AS)

The Environmental Horticulture: Nursery Management major prepares students to advance to management positions in nurseries that propagate, grow and market plants for use in the home, business or the landscape.

Learn more about the Environmental Horticulture: Nursery Management (AS) requirements and Environmental Horticulture program.

Equine Science (AS)

Students who have studied at Santa Rosa Junior College with a major in Equine Science are more than qualified for a wide variety of these diverse careers in the equine industry. Many Equine Science graduates aim for a future in horse farm management at breeding facilities, lesson barns, and race and show training stables.

Learn more about the Equine Science (AS) requirements.

Floral Design (AA)

The Floral Design major prepares students for work in the floral design industry. Flower care and handling, basic design, use of seasonal, dry, silk, or exotic plant materials, floral decoration, and special occasion arrangement are some of the skills and topics covered in the program.

Learn more about the Floral Design (AA) requirements and Floral Design program.

Natural Resources (AS)

The Natural Resources major is a transfer-oriented program. Students conduct introductory coursework in Forestry, Watershed Management and Parks and Recreation that prepares them to successfully complete a Bachelor’s degree in these or related fields at 4-year college or university.

Learn more about the Natural Resources (AS) requirements and Natural Resources program.

Sustainable Agriculture (AS)

The Sustainable Agriculture major is designed to train farmers and gardeners in the techniques of sustainable food production. It provides a foundation in plant and soil science, integrated pest management, and ecological agriculture, and emphasizes the "how to" aspects of organic gardening and farming, including tillage, compost production, and crop planning and production.

Learn more about the Sustainable Agriculture (AS) requirements and Sustainable Agriculture program.

Viticulture (AS)

The Viticulture major focuses on the growing of grapes for winemaking, including seasonal practices in the vineyard and vineyard management. The program also includes enology and winery operations components.

Learn more about the Viticulture (AS) requirements and Viticulture program.

Wine Studies: Enology (AS)

The Wine Studies major, with three areas of emphasis (Wine Hospitality and Direct Marketing, Wine Marketing, and Enology) is designed to prepare students for a variety of positions in the wine industry.

Learn more about the Wine Studies: Enology (AS) requirements and Wine Studies program.

Wine Studies: Wine Marketing (AS)

The Wine Studies: Wine Marketing major prepares students with skills such as basic knowledge of retail wine sales, construction a wine marketing plan, applying management and business and wine marketing, describing wine distribution methods and wine markets, and calculating pricing in markets.

Learn more about the Wine Studies: Wine Marketing (AS) requirements and Wine Studies program.

Wine Studies: Wine Hospitality and Direct Marketing (AS)

The Wine Studies: Wine Hospitality and Direct Marketing major prepares students with skills such as serving wine according to professional standards, planning and effectively publicizing wine industry events, selling wine direct to consumers, and effectively using social media.

Learn more about the Wine Studies: Wine Hospitality and Direct Marketing (AS) requirements and Wine Studies program.

Certificates

Animal Science: Livestock and Equine Management Certificate

This is a Certificate of Achievement. Animal Science is the study of animals that provide food, fiber, & companionship for mankind. Technological advances in the animal sciences have contributed to a safe, healthy, abundant, & inexpensive food supply.

Learn more about the Animal Science: Livestock and Equine Management Certificate requirements and Animal Science program.

Brewing

The Brewing Certificate of Achievement teaches the science of craft brewing. Students will learn about the brewing process, discover the impact of different ingredients through the creation of pilot scale beers, work with commercial brewery equipment to create many different styles of beer. This certificate is appropriate for those wanting to hone their home brewing skills or start a new career in the craft brewing business.

Learn more about the Brewing requirements and Brewing program.

Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Construction and Maintenance Certificate

The Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Construction and Maintenance Certificate of Achievement program deals with all aspects of plant use and site enhancements in the landscape.

Learn more about the Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Construction and Maintenance Certificate requirements and Environmental Horticulture program.

Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Design Certificate

The Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Design Certificate of Achievement program prepares students for occupations within the landscape industry that require garden design skills. The certificate program emphasizes hands-on learning, and most courses incorporate lab activities that apply knowledge and skills in realistic settings.

Learn more about the Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Design Certificate requirements and Environmental Horticulture program.

Environmental Horticulture: Nursery Management Certificate

The Environmental Horticulture: Nursery Management Certificate of Achievement program prepares students to advance to management positions in nurseries that propagate, grow and market plants for use in the home, business or the landscape.

Learn more about the Environmental Horticulture: Nursery Management Certificate requirements and Environmental Horticulture program.

Environmental Horticulture: Nursery Management Certificate

The Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Design Certificate of Achievement program prepares students for occupations within the landscape industry that require garden design skills. The certificate program emphasizes hands-on learning, and most courses incorporate lab activities that apply knowledge and skills in realistic settings.

Learn more about the Environmental Horticulture: Nursery Management Certificate requirements and Environmental Horticulture program.

Floral Design Certificate

The Floral Design Certificate of Achievement prepares students for work in the floral design industry. Flower care and handling, basic design, use of seasonal, dry, silk, or exotic plant materials, floral decoration, and special occasion arrangement are some of the skills and topics covered in the program.

Learn more about the Floral Design Certificate requirements and Floral Design program.

Natural Resources Certificate

The Natural Resources Certificate of Achievement is designed for individuals who wish to acquire specific skills and knowledge necessary for successful job performance for the natural resources technician.

Learn more about the Natural Resources Certificate requirements and Natural Resources program.

Pest Control Adviser Certificate

The Pest Control Adviser (PCA) Certificate of Achievement prepares students to be licensed professional production consultants who serve California agriculture, natural resource and horticulture producers.

Learn more about the Pest Control Adviser Certificate requirements.

Sustainable Agriculture Certificate

The Sustainable Agriculture Certificate of Achievement program is designed to train farmers and gardeners in the techniques of sustainable food production. It provides a foundation in plant and soil science, integrated pest management, and ecological agriculture, and emphasizes the "how-to" aspects of organic gardening and farming, including tillage, compost production, and crop planning and production.

Learn more about the Sustainable Agriculture Certificate requirements and Sustainable Agriculture program.

Veterinary Technician Certificate

The Santa Rosa Junior College Veterinary Technician Certificate of Achievement program is designed to prepare students for Veterinary Technician careers with veterinarians and other professionals in the animal health care services.

Learn more about the Veterinary Technician Certificate requirements and Veterinary Technician program.

Viticulture Certificate

The Viticulture Certificate of Achievement program provides training for employment as vineyard managers in North Coast wine grape production.

Learn more about the Viticulture Certificate requirements and Viticulture program.

Wine Studies: Enology Certificate

The Wine Studies: Enology Certificate of Achievement emphasis, the study of winemaking, offers students an intense, hands-on, experience in fall and spring winery operations and essential introduction to chemistry, organic chemistry, and wine lab analysis.

Learn more about the Wine Studies: Enology Certificate requirements and Wine Studies program.

Wine Studies: Wine Marketing Certificate

The Wine Studies: Wine Marketing Certificate of Achievement prepares students with skills such as constructing a wine marketing plan, applying management and business principles to wine marketing, describing wine distribution methods and wine markets, calculating prices in markets, and basic knowledge of retail wine sales.

Learn more about the Wine Studies: Wine Marketing Certificate requirements and Wine Studies program.

Wine Studies: Wine Hospitality and Direct Marketing Certificate

The Wine Studies: Wine Hospitality and Direct Marketing Certificate of Achievement prepares students with skills such as serving wine according to professional standards, planning and effectively publicizing wine industry events, selling wine direct to consumers, and effectively using social media.

Learn more about the Wine Studies: Wine Hospitality and Direct Marketing Certificate requirements and Wine Studies program.