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Biology, Pest Control Adviser Certificate - 42 units

The Pest Control Adviser certificate program provides the 42 units of academic coursework necessary for students to qualify for the Pest Control Adviser examination offered by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.  Students earning a BA/BS in Biology can incorporate all but seven of these units as part of the lower and upper division requirements in the major or from required supporting courses in chemistry.  The remaining units, Integrated Pest Management (BIOL 472) and Advanced Topics in Production Systems (BIOL 474), will be offered through Extended University’s Special Sessions.  The Certificate shall be awarded through Extended University’s Special Sessions.

Prerequisites: Previously earned degree in the natural sciences or current enrollment in BA/BS in Biology.  Non-matriculated students with at least two years of relevant work experience in agriculture can be admitted directly into the certificate program and may enroll with permission of instructor. Some electives have prerequisites (see course descriptions). 

In consultation with Certificate Program Adviser, select a total of 42 units from among the following:

A. Physical, Biological and Natural Sciences

Complete 12 units from the following:
(Note: Students without an earned degree may need to complete all twelve units with BIOL 200, BIOL 201, CHEM 121 and CHEM 122)

B. Crop Health

Complete a minimum of nine units from the following:

C. Pest Management Systems and Methods

Complete a minimum of six units from the following:

D. Production Systems

Complete a minimum of six units from the following: