Klamath Community College gives ag students a head start

of Klamath Community College Klamath Community College Agriculture Science and Business students receive hands-on knowledge of wheel line irrigation.

Klamath Community College’s Department of Agriculture Science and Business provides students access to training in agricultural business and economics, crop science, and animal science leading to workforce and transfer success.

The Department works closely with 4-year partner institutions to improve access to advanced degrees. Further, the Agricultural Sciences Department works closely with high schools to facilitate student transition from secondary to higher education and the workforce by career planning, program planning, and dual credit.

Program studies prepare students for career opportunities as Agriculture Loan Officer, Agriculture Teacher, Farm and Ranch Manager, Forest Management Specialist, Geologist, and Water Resource Manager.

By collaborating with the local community, state and national agricultural organizations to involve students in activities and industries, the Department promotes success for students pursuing careers in Agriculture.

KCC offers students an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Agriculture Science. This degree is closely aligned with both the Oregon and national standard for agriculture and natural resources and is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful as an entrepreneur, employee, or as a student at a four-year institution. A variety of resources are utilized by students including on-campus labs, the Learning Resource Center and off-campus work experience.

Graduates can also earn a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University in Agriculture Science, receiving on-the-ground mentoring and support during their studies — without leaving Klamath Falls.

For more information, contact Keith Duren, Program Lead, telephone 541-880-2254 or email duren@klamathcc.edu. Klamath Community College is located at 7390 S. Sixth St., Klamath Falls, OR 97603.

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