Agriculture is the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of soil for growing crops and raising animals to provide food and other products.
Agriculture is a vital component of our local, state, and national economies and offers exciting employment opportunities. In addition to the production of a wide range of valuable agricultural commodities, the Sacramento region is home to numerous multinational agricultural corporations and statewide governmental agencies. It is also a center for international agricultural trade and commerce.
General agriculture students:
Our animal science program largely focuses on equine science, which is generally the study of horses and their care. A degree in equine science opens students up to a range of careers, including those in the fields of medicine, tourism, and breeding.
Additionally, our animal science courses introduce students to the livestock industry and serve as building blocks for students interested in agriculture business and veterinary technology.
Our Veterinary Technology program provides a rigorous academic curriculum with ample hands-on experience. Students gain a working knowledge of animal behavior, restraint, nutrition, and nursing. Coursework includes the performance of emergency care, anesthesia, dental care, surgical assistance, and laboratory procedures.
Students who complete the program will be prepared for a careers as a Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT). RVTs are trained professionals who work as highly skilled assistants to veterinarians and researchers.