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Contact Information

CTE Dean: Gerlinde Brady
Phone: 831.477.5672
Address: 6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
CTE Coordinator: Leslie De Rose
Phone: 831.479.6560
Address: 6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
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Agriculture & Natural Resources
Career Pathway

The Agriculture and Natural Resources pathways emphasize real-world, occupationally relevant experiences in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Mechanics, Agriscience, Animal Science, Forestry and Natural Resources, Ornamental Horticulture, and Plant and Soil Science. Integral components are classroom and laboratory instruction, supervised agricultural experience projects, and leadership and interpersonal skills development which prepare students for continued training, advanced educational opportunities, or entry into a career.

Departments & Programs

Department Programs Offered  
Horticulture (HORT) Arboriculture Skills
General Horticulture & Crop Production
Landscape Horticulture
Crop Production
Contact Department
Horticulture (HORT) Agricultural Technology Contact Department
Biotechnology (BIO) Biotechnology Certificates Contact Department

Job Market

Typical Position Salary Per Year*
Florist/Floral Designer $35,602
Landscape Design/Architect $63,810
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers $50,905
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $60,838
Agricultural Technician $36,480
Biological Technicians $43,800
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians $51,770
Quality Control Inspectors $37,340

*Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Statistics for Santa Cruz County, 2014 First Quarter Wages.

Occupational & Career Information
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