Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies
Join the Green Revolution.
Modern agriculture and environmental science careers affect the most important aspects of our lives. We only have one planet, and now is the time to protect and repair it. Through new-school innovation, Orange County Community Colleges are creating the leaders of environmentally responsible agriculture, water and design revolution. Green jobs are a huge industry in California and a proven pathway to income grow and career opportunity. In California, agriculture alone generated nearly $50 billion dollars in 2019, making our state the largest producer of cash crops in the country. A degree or certificate from your local community college can catapult you into your new career.
Careers in Agriculture, Water, & Environmental Technologies
Agriculture, water, and environmental technologies sector grads are doing amazing things in these high-demand fields and more!
Agriculture, Water & Environmental Services | Wholesale Trade | Agriculture Support & Production
Get the critical knowledge and tools to succeed in an Agriculture, water, and environmental technologies career.
Interpersonal | Leadership Work Ethic | Ability to Learn New Things | Critical Thinking | Communication | Problem Solving | Scientific Understanding | Technical | Mechanical | Environmental Awareness
Earning Potential for Careers in Agriculture, Water, & Environmental Technologies
Your career education in agriculture, water, and environmental technologies opens doors to bigger opportunities, higher salaries, and more!
- Agricultural and Food Science Technicians: $35,634-$58,023
- Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians: $51,852-$80,376
- Forest and Conservation Technicians: $33,370-$57,671
- First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers: $38,631-$73,729
- Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation: $37,829-$67,424
- Veterinary Technologists and Technicians: $42,870-$63,226
- Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators: $59,198-$90,791
I wanted a job that there was always going to be a need for. We have to have water for everything.
Agriculture, Water, & Environmental Tech Facts
California accounts for 40 percent of all organic production in the U.S. In 2019, sales of organic products in California totaled more than $10.4 billion.
Agriculture generated nearly $50 billion dollars in 2019, making California the largest producer of cash crops in the country.
90% of agriculture-related Career Education graduates in Orange County and Los Angeles reported finding a job within six months of completing their certifications or degrees.
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