Agriculture Business Technology (ABT)


• Associate of Science
• Associate of Science Transfer (pending)
• Bachelor of Science Agriculture Food Safety with a specialization in Fresh Produce (in application; 2016 proposed start)
• 2+2 General Agriculture with CSUMB (in development)
• 2+2 Agribusiness Supply Chain Management with CSUMB (in development; 2016 proposed start) DEGREE EMPHASES OFFERED
• Agricultural Business
• Agricultural Production
• Food Safety
• Horticultural Technician (pending)
• Sustainable Agriculture / Pest Control Advisor (pending)


•Certificate of Achievement in Agriculture
•Food Safety


• Ag Ambassadors Scholarship
• Ag Institute Scholarship
• Hartnell Scholarships
• Tanimura Family Foundation (CSUMB transfer students only)


Courses in agricultural business and technology provide students with skills valuable to businesses within the Central Coast produce industry or with one of the numerous companies providing support services and products. Many of the courses are fully transferable to the California State University and University of California systems. Internships and work experience are an important part of the program, providing students with experience and contacts in the local produce industry.Many local employees started their career paths in the agriculture program at Hartnell College. The hands-on, practical approach helps students to find opportunities in a wide range of industry positions: product managers, quality control supervisors, food safety managers, produce sales, supplies and services sales, horticultural technicians in greenhouses, laboratory assistants, growers, labor contractors, pest control advisors, etc. Come find your future in the dynamic industry of agriculture!


Upon successful completion of the Agriculture program, a student should be able to:
• Demonstrate problem-solving techniques and critical thinking skills while engaged in job situations.
• Prepare and deliver business documents and use math skills in appropriate form, format, and language essential for career success in an agriculture business setting.
• Demonstrate professional and personal development of work habits and safety practices.

Enroll TODAY! And Apply for Admission Online

For admission questions:
Contact our Enrollment Service Specialist Imelda Suarez
Direct: 831-759-6093

Who to contact

Agricultural Business Technology
Phone: 831-755-6961
Alisal Campus - Building C
Office: C-101
Building: 1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905
Dean of Career Technical Education & Workforce Development
Phone: 831-755-6960
Hartnell College Alisal Campus
Office: AC-A103
Building: 1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905
Division Administrative Assistant III
Phone: (831) 755-6960
Hartnell College Alisal Campus
Office: A103
Building: 1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905