This fall PCC will offer a certification program in agricultural production at its Southwest campus in Mancos. The program was designed in collaboration with local farmers, ranchers, educators and students to fit the needs of the southwest region. Students will have the opportunity to pursue a career in the rapidly evolving world of production agriculture, animal science and agricultural technology.
The goal is to fill an educational need that will provide additional benefits to the regional economy and make it possible for future generations of farmers, ranchers and producers to remain in the area.
PCC’s program will be tailored to the needs of the community, whether students want to enter agricultural work, improve their existing business, or transfer to a four-year school to complete a bachelor’s degree in an agriculture-related program. The college will offer advanced training and workshops for producers; professional development courses for educators; and college-level courses for students in existing high school agriculture programs.