Plant Science

The above video will captivate you if interested in a career in Plant Science! MJC has Beckwith Instructional Farm Laboratory and a plethora of other MJC opportunities.

Over these pages you can learn what careers are available, which courses to take to launch you on your way to them, which clubs and scholarships are available to help you along the way, and what events are happening over the year to get involved. If your have more questions, check Mr. Morales' web site, or contact him via the below options.

Faculty Advisors:

Mike Morales
(209) 575-6209
moralesmi@mjc.edu
http://moralesmi.faculty.mjc.edu/  

Fall Field Day 
Cotton Judging Highlights:

Fall 2018 Winning Team:

HANFORD HIGH SCHOOL

Fall 2017 Winning Team:

ATWATER HIGH SCHOOL
Cotton Judging High Team 2017

Fall 2015 Winning Team:
HANFORD HIGH SCHOOL
MJC Cotton Judging 2015


Fall 2014 Winning Team:
ATWATER HIGH SCHOOL
2014 High Team

Degrees in Plant Science

Crop Science - Associate Science Degree

The student acquires skills in production of the common row and field crops grown in the Central Valley. Specific skills are emphasized in seedbed preparation, planting, fertilizing, weed control, pest management, harvesting, and marketing. Training leads to farming as well as employment in allied businesses such as fertilizer or agricultural chemical companies, seed companies, processing companies, and other related industries. Contact the division office in the Agriculture Building for advising assistance.

Fruit Science - Associate Science Degree

The student will develop skills and knowledge in managing a horticultural fruit production operation. Training in this course includes practical horticultural skills such as propagation, pruning, thinning, planting, and management skills, such as supervision of labor, selecting insurance, credit, orchard planning, spray programs, and calendar of operation. The program also prepares students for transfer to a four-year college. Contact the division office in the Agriculture Building for advising assistance.

Soil Science - Associate Science Degree

In this program the student will develop skills and knowledge for entry level employment in fields of soil and water management. These fields may include conservation, analysis, survey and farm management, as well as related fields such as range management, hydrology, irrigation, drainage, fertilization, and rural and urban planning. This program will also prepare the student for transfer to a university. Contact the division office in the Agriculture Building for advising assistance.