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$40,000

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Agricultural Technicians

Set up or maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from crops or animals. Prepare specimens or record data to assist scientists in biology or related life science experiments.
Agribusiness: Enology/Viticulture
AA Degree
Agribusiness: Viticulture
Certificate of Achievement
Agribusiness: Viticulture
AS Degree
Agricultural And Industrial Technology: Industrial Technician
Certificate of Achievement
Agricultural Science
AS Degree

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.
Agribusiness: Enology/Viticulture
AA Degree
Agribusiness: Viticulture
Certificate of Achievement
Agribusiness: Viticulture
AS Degree
Agricultural And Industrial Technology: Industrial Technician
Certificate of Achievement
Agricultural Science
AS Degree

First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of agricultural crop or horticultural workers.
Ag Pest Management
Certificate of Achievement
Agribusiness: Enology/Viticulture
AA Degree
Agribusiness: Viticulture
Certificate of Achievement
Agribusiness: Viticulture
AS Degree
Agricultural And Industrial Technology: Industrial Technician
Certificate of Achievement

First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities. Work may involve reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and workforce requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.
Ag Pest Management
Certificate of Achievement
Agricultural And Industrial Technology: Industrial Technician
Certificate of Achievement
Agricultural Chemicals
Certificate of Achievement
Agricultural Science
AS Degree
Agricultural Science
Certificate of Achievement

Floral Designers

Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.
Agriculture: Horticulture
AS Degree
Commercial Floristry Technician
Certificate of Achievement
Environmental Horticulture
Certificate of Achievement
Environmental Horticulture
AS Degree
Environmental Horticulture
AA Degree

Foresters

Manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules.
Agriculture - Forest Science And Technology
AS Degree
Agriculture - Natural Resources
Certificate of Achievement
Agriculture - Natural Resources
AS Degree
Arboriculture
Certificate of Achievement
Arboriculture
AS Degree

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units.
Agricultural And Industrial Technology: Industrial Technician
Certificate of Achievement
Agricultural Science
AS Degree
Agricultural Science
Certificate of Achievement
Agriculture
AS Degree
Agriculture
Certificate of Achievement

Nursery Workers

Work in nursery facilities or at customer location planting, cultivating, harvesting, and transplanting trees, shrubs, or plants.
Agricultural And Industrial Technology: Industrial Technician
Certificate of Achievement
Agricultural Science
AS Degree
Agricultural Science
Certificate of Achievement
Agriculture
AS Degree
Agriculture
Certificate of Achievement

Nursery and Greenhouse Managers

Plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate activities of workers engaged in propagating, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, mushrooms, and other plants.
Agricultural And Industrial Technology: Industrial Technician
Certificate of Achievement
Agricultural Business
AS-T Degree
Agricultural Business
Certificate of Achievement
Agricultural Business Management
Certificate of Achievement
Agricultural Science
AS Degree

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation

Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops. Usually requires specific training and State or Federal certification.
Ag Pest Management
Certificate of Achievement
Agricultural And Industrial Technology: Industrial Technician
Certificate of Achievement
Agricultural Chemicals
Certificate of Achievement
Agricultural Science
AS Degree
Agricultural Science
Certificate of Achievement
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