Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or Certificate
The Specialty Crop Program at Dakota College at Bottineau provides instructional and hands-on learning in the production, harvesting, marketing, and use of specialty crops. Specialty crops include edible fruit, vegetable, and herbs. Students learn about production of food crops grown in the field and in controlled environments such as greenhouse and high tunnel operations; production of a safe and sustainable food supply; integrated pest management, use of plants to enhance the beauty of our homes and communities; and to improve the quality of our lives. Graduates will be prepared to own and manage their own business, work in various controlled agriculture environments and as produce marketing specialist and garden center specialists; with knowledge in organic certified procedures, and integrated pest management practices.