Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies
New-School Innovation Meets Old-School Elbow Grease.
Modern agriculture and ag-related sciences touch almost every aspect of our lives. This is especially true in California, where agriculture generated nearly $46 billion dollars in annual sales from 2016-17, making California 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!
- Water Treatment Operator: $64,812 – $77,064
- Landscape Manager: $33,641 – $40,728
- Environmental Engineering Technician: $42,827 – $49,927
- Animal Care Supervisor: $39,359 – $56,704
I wanted a job that there was always going to be a need for. We have to have water for everything.
Agriculture, Water, & Environmental Technology Facts
Flowers are Orange County’s number one cash crop, accounting for 48% of total crop exports.
Demand for soil and plant scientists is expected to grow 35% by 2022, almost 5 times the national average for all jobs.
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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