The Crop Production curriculum is based on competencies identified and reviewed by industry representatives and agricultural educators. Students study principles of agronomy, crop science, and soil science with an emphasis on sustainable production and ecologically sound management of agricultural resources.
The Crop Production curricula lead to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or a one-year certificate. Most classes in the Crop Production program are offered during the day, and part-time enrollment is common. Full-time students can complete the AAS degree in two years if they meet prerequisite basic skill requirements as determined through the Computerized Placement Test. Many students start in the middle of the academic year.