Associate of Applied Science: Agriculture & Natural Resources

Have you ever thought about a career in agriculture, natural resources, forestry, fish and wildlife, or food science? If you have, the AAS degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources might be the program for you.

TBCC is the perfect place to study agriculture and natural resources, or animal science due to its location. There are employment opportunities available through private industry, farming, and with the state and federal agencies located right here. If your goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree, TBCC partners with Oregon State University so that you can take classes at OSU and TBCC at the same time or transfer.

If you are interested in this option, you can contact the OSU Open Campus Coordinator and TBCC Agriculture & Natural Resources Program Coordinator at (503) 842-8222 ext. 1870. High school students can take some courses for college credit. Contact your high school counselor to learn what is available.

Watch the Agriculture and Natural Resources Video

Associate of Applied Science degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources = 90 Credits

Two-Year Degree Map (PDF)

Degree Worksheet (PDF)

Agriculture and Natural Resources Career Pathways (PDF)

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the program will be able to:

  • Apply technical skills and competencies in a variety of contexts as they relate to soil, food science, horticulture animal science, and natural resources.
  • Communicate information and professional judgments regarding soil, food science, horticulture, animal science, and natural resources.
  • Analyze interdependence of individuals, groups, systems and their activities in order to minimize the impact on soil, food science, horticulture, animal science, and natural resources.

Forest Technology Career Pathway Certificate

Forest Technology Career Pathway Certificate = 27 Credits

The certificate can be the first step into the degree or get students into the workforce more quickly. The certificate also bridges to the AS degree in Forestry.

FOR 111 Introduction to Forestry  – 3 Credits
FOR 222 Elementary Forest Survey  – 4 Credits
FOR 240 Forest Biology  – 4 Credits
FOR 241 Dendrology  – 5 Credits
FOR 251 Recreation Resource Management  – 4 Credits
GEO 265 Introduction to GIS  – 3 Credits
SOIL 205 Soil Science  – 4 Credits

All degree candidates must meet Comprehensive Requirements, and the AAS degree requirements as specified in the TBCC Course Catalog.