Build Your Future in Pest Management

The Pest Management program is intended for those who wish to pursue a career in pest control for hire. Courses range from entomology, plant pathology, and integrated pest management to plant identification and landscape management. Students will assess the impact that pests and control measures have on the environment and agricultural products.  In order to apply pesticides for hire, an employer must have personnel licensed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. This program provides the broad-based background to pass the various certification examinations required by the state. There are hundreds of employers in Orange County who employ holders of the Pest Control Advisor’s License, Qualified Applicator’s License and Qualified Applicator’s Certificate. This certificate program prepares students to take these examinations, and maintain their licenses with continuing education hours.

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate- Pest Management

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Jeff Feaster
Department Coordinator
714.992.7429
jfeaster@fullcoll.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Certificate – Pest Management

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Career opportunities:
• Landscape Specialist
• Landscape Technician
• Farm Manager
• Garden Center Manager
• Greenhouse Manager
• Harvesting Manager
• Horticulturist
• Nursery Manager
• Chemical Applicator
• Integrated Pest Management Technician (IPM Technician)
• Lawn Specialist
• Lawn Technician
• Licensed Pesticide Applicator
• Pest Control Technician

Employment of pest control workers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Some people may choose to control pests themselves rather than pay for professional pest control services. However, the growing number of invasive species, such as stink bugs, may increase demand for pest control services.

Contact Our Department

Jeff Feaster

Department Coordinator

Average Salary in this Field

$24,520 to

$58,640 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Pest Control Workers

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