Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technology
(Emergent) hosted by Allan Hancock College
Why Agriculture, Water & Environmental Tech?
California representing one of only five Mediterranean growing regions in the world, sets the pace for the nation as the country's largest agricultural producer and exporter. Agriculture represents a key economic driver for the South Central Region, supporting high wage, high-skill jobs across the value chain in support, production, processing and packaging, and distribution. With no resource as precious as clean water, maintaining an adequate supply of water and increasing its efficiency of its use has become a high priority. Drinking water, drainage systems, crop irrigation, flood control, and wastewater services are all part of the water management infrastructure. Mission-critical occupations in water science/technology are projected to experience labor shortages in the near future. Lastly, occupations in the field of environmental technology are cross-cutting, serving virtually all industry sectors. Environmental engineers, scientists, and technicians support jobs in air quality, emergency preparedness and response, safety and health, waste management, natural resource management, and many other fields.