What will I learn?

This program meets the lower division major preparation for a similar major at CSU, Chico.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Identify and describe environmental conditions influencing local crop production. Explain the effects of temperature, water, spacing and fertility on plant growth and production. Evaluate the role of soil fertility in an ecological production system. Describe and analyze the major categories and sources of air and water pollution and explain how these pollutants are hazardous to human health, vegetation and all of life on earth.

Which department am I in?

Agriculture Department

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 60 Units)

Tuition fees
USD $234 per unit (plus enrollment and service fees)
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Agriculture Department

AHPS 251,



95965, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Butte College admits all high school graduates or the equivalent, and any persons 18 years of age or over who are capable of benefiting from the instruction offered. High school non-graduates who are over 18 years of age shall be admitted provisionally. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Internet Based) score of 45; TOEFL (Paper Based) score of 450; IELTS score 5.0; PTE Academic score 39; IEKEN (Japan) Score of 2; GTEC CBT (Japan) score of 900; ELS score of 109; KAPLAN Language Centers Higher Intermediate Level.

For international students

Students must have foreign academic records that are under the age of 18 to verify the completion of secondary-level/high school education. Otherwise, they are not required. Other English Language requirements: TOEFL Paper Based: 450, Computer-based test or 45 on the internet based test or they can demonstrate their proficiency by taking IELTS with a minimum score of 5.0 or ELS with a minimum score of 109.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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