The Mechanized Agriculture program offers students an option to earn either a one-year Certificate of Achievement or an Associate in Sciences Degree. An exciting, hands-on approach introduces students to a wide range of mechanical skills dealing with the operation, maintenance and repair of small to midsize gasoline, diesel and electrically-operated equipment. Problem solving, emphasizing safe and cooperative work habits, is encouraged. Success in this program will be enhanced by high school work in shop and basic skills classes.
Wherever power equipment is operated, maintained, or repaired, there exists a need for well-trained employees. Production agriculture and its equipment suppliers, the rental industry, landscape businesses, recreation and construction industries are just a few of the employment possibilities. Upon completion of the Associate in Sciences Degree, students may transfer to one of the California state universities which offer a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanized Agriculture.
Bruce Enyeart, Advisor
Department Office: AHPS 251
Department Phone: 530-895-2551
Department Fax: 530-895-2443
For more information on recommended sequence of study and required courses for the major, view the Butte College Catalog.