Associate of Applied Science: Agriculture & Natural Resources

with coursework emphasis in Agriculture & Animal Science or 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.

Tillamook County’s vast richness of natural resources, agriculture, and animal science makes TBCC the perfect place to study agriculture and natural resources. There are abundant, related 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. There is an option to complete only the AAS degree, or to continue on to OSU to complete a four-year degree. If you are interested in this option, you can learn more by contacting the OSU Open Campus Coordinator who is located at the TBCC/OSU Partners for Rural Innovation Center at 4506 Third Street, or call 503- 842-8222 ext. 1870.

High school students can take some courses for college credit while still in high school, either on the high school campus or at TBCC. 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)

Program Outcomes

You will learn to:

  • communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, about agriculture and natural resource concepts;
  • fit into a business, agency, or academic setting and use concepts from agriculture and related fields to quantify and analyze issues and problems;
  • perform critical reasoning, perceive assumptions, and make judgments based on the basic principles of agriculture, natural resources, and related fields;
  • exhibit critical thinking skills when addressing issues in agriculture, natural resources, and related fields;
  • compete in the seasonal or entry-level job market and/or continue education in agriculture, natural resources, and related

Forest Technology Certificate

Forest Technology 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 on page 13-14 and 36 of the TBCC 2018-2019 Academic Catalog.