School of Agriculture

California and the Central Valley lead the world and the nation in agricultural production. The scope and diversity of this broad industry is unparalleled anywhere else in the world.

As an Agriculture Major, students will explore this diverse industry through a variety of programs and courses. This diverse agricultural study provides students with entry level employment opportunities and skills along with the ability to transfer to a college or university to continue their studies in a wide variety of agricultural fields.

Areas of Study

  • Agriculture (General)
  • Agriculture Business
  • Animal Science
  • Crop Science
  • Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Horseshoeing (not currently offered)
  • Horse Management (not currently offered)
  • Landscape Horticulture
  • Mechanized Agriculture

Courses are offered in each area ranging from introductory to specialty classes. Please take a look at our web pages to learn more about our programs, faculty, and division activities.


Agriculture & Industrial Technology Office
Agriculture Office
Merced Main Campus

Follow Us on Facebook


Bryan Tassey
Dean of Career Tech Education - Agriculture, Business, Industrial Technology /Area 3
(209) 384-6367

 Veronica Munguia
Area Administrative Coordinator - Agriculture & Industrial Technology
(209) 384-6250

 Faculty Contact Information

See Faculty & Staff page for listing.

Ag Faculty & Staff
Faculty & Staff in Our Agriculture & Industrial Technology Divisions, Aug. 2014
Seated L-R: 
Steve Bell, Fong Xiong, Chad Russell, Karen Wallace, Kim Donaher, Scott Brown,
Richard Orozco, Bill Walls, Bryan Tassey, Darol Fishman
Standing L-R:  Andrew Ornelas, Paul Dunn, Chris Minor, James Thornburgh, Jason Handforth, Michael Weepers, Jeff Nagano, Aaron Gregory, Aaron Hamilton, Jaime Farao, Ramon Avila Jr.