The Agriculture program offers an Associate of Science degree and a Certificate of Achievement in Agriculture Business, Agriculture Production, Small Farm Operation and Management, Sustainable Crop Management or Food Safety. Courses in these areas provide students with skills valuable to business in the Central Coast's produce industry or with one of the many companies providing support services and products. Many of the courses are fully transferable to the California State University system. Internships and work experience are an important part of the program, providing students with experience and networking opportunities in the local produce industry. 


Upon successful completion of any of the emphases within the Agriculture program, a student should be able to:

  • demonstrate problem-solving techniques and critical thinking skills while engaged in job situations.
  • prepare and deliver business documents and use math skills in appropriate form, and language essential for career success in an agriculture business setting.
  • demonstrate professional and personal development of work habits and safety practices. 


Agriculture Business Overview
Agricultural Business - Associate of Science for Transfer 
Agricultural Business - Certificate of Achievement 

Who To Contact

  • Dr. Steven Triano
    Agricultural Business Technology Faculty
    Phone: 831-755-6961
    Building: Hartnell College Alisal Campus 
    Office: AC-C101
    1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905
  • Dr. Emily Rustad
    Agriculture Business Technology Faculty
    Phone: 831-755-6850
    Building: Hartnell College Alisal Campus
    Office: AC-A104
    1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905
  • Celia Anderson
    Career Technical Education & Workforce Development
    Phone: 831-755-6798
    Building: Hartnell College Alisal Campus
    Office: AC-C207
    1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905
  • Julio Martinez 
    Science Laboratory Technician
    Phone:  831-759-6099
    Building:  Hartnell College Alisal Campus
    Office:  AC-C204
     1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 9390