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Agriculture Workforce Training & Community Agriculture

Take classes to skill up in the agriculture field. Add certifications, acquire continuing education credit and learn something new.

  • Bean plants in growth

  • landscape

  • three farming tractors baling hay

Workforce Development

  • Pesticide Training

    Pesticide License Continuing Education Classes

    Pesticide Laws & Safety - Part 1

    May 21, 2022
    8:30am-12:30 pm
    Salem Campus Bldg. 60 Rm. 102
    Cost: $59
    Instructor: Michael Hanscom

    Prepares students for taking the Pesticide Laws & Safety Exam to obtain a Public,  Commercial or Apprentice Applicator’s License. Part 1 covers federal and state laws,  reading labels, PPE and equipment, toxicity and first aid.  4 hours ODA CORE and  Landscape Contractors Board credits are available.

    Use CRN 82675 to register for this course.

    Pesticide Laws & Safety- Part 2
    June 4, 2022
    8:30 am-12:30 pm
    Cost: $59
    Instructor: Michael Hanscom

    Prepares students for taking the Pesticide Laws & Safety Exam to obtain a Public,  Commercial or Apprentice Applicator’s License. Part 1 covers federal and state laws,  reading labels, PPE and equipment, toxicity and first aid.  4 hours ODA CORE and  Landscape Contractors Board credits are available.

    Use CRN 82676 to register for this course.
     

    Future courses are being scheduled. Check back here for class postings.

    You can find study materials and licensing information directly on the ODA website (click here).

  • Forklift Safety

    Forklift Safety Courses

    Forklift Safety

    Monday, June 27
    10 am-5 pm (w/1 hr. lunch break)
    Chemeketa Brooks, 4910 Brooklake Rd NE
    Cost: $99
    Instructor: Kevin Ruby

    Reviews OR-OSHA safety and health regulations that relate to the operation of powered industrial trucks (forklifts). Orients students to the safe operation of forklifts including daily inspection and maintenance, demonstration of operation by instructor and students and evaluation of student driving performance.

    Use CRN 18724 to register for this class.

    Forklift Safety

    Monday, July 25
    10 am-5 pm (w/1 hr. lunch break)
    Chemeketa Brooks, 4910 Brooklake Rd NE
    Cost: $99
    Instructor: Kevin Ruby

    Reviews OR-OSHA safety and health regulations that relate to the operation of powered industrial trucks (forklifts). Orients students to the safe operation of forklifts including daily inspection and maintenance, demonstration of operation by instructor and students and evaluation of student driving performance.

    Use CRN 18726 to register for this class.

  • Tractor Safety

    Youth Tractor & Safety Certification Classes

    Pre-registration is now open. Complete the registration form with desired dates and locations by May 13.

    Registration Form

    • Course covers safe tractor, machinery, and implement operations required for employment in agriculture
    • Open to ages 14-17
    • Taught on location by certified instructors
    • Course fee is $79. Registration and payment information will be sent after the close of pre-registration

Community Agriculture Courses

  • Organic Gardening

    Organic Gardening

    June 27-Aug. 29
    Cost: $499 (includes 10 weeks of instruction and produce boxes)

    This course includes scheduled instruction and information each week with four flexible hours spent learning and practicing the concepts of organic gardening.

    Benefits:

    • Access to plant starts
    • Community space to plant
    • Up to 8 produce boxes throughout the summer

    Discover:

    • Composting
    • Garden Layout
    • Pest Management
    • Planting Schedule
    • Plant Selection
    • Harvest Tips

    For more information and registration, email Agricultural Sciences.

How to Register

  • Online & In Person

    Continuing Students

    You are a continuing student if you have ever taken classes at Chemeketa before

    • Log in to My Chemeketa 
      • If you don't know your username and password, look it up here
    • Click on "Registration" in the box on right
    • Register for class using the CRN or the "Class Search" tool
    • Pay for class by clicking on "Account" in the box on right

    New Students

    • Email and request a registration form
      • Confirmation email and payment instructions will be sent upon receiving the completed registration form

    Payment

    Once you've registered you have 10 working days to make financial arrangements for payment of your class fees or you will be charged a $25 fee. Additional $25 late fees will be applied to accounts 30 days or more overdue (maximum late fees of $75 per term will be charged).

    Registration In Person

    Subject to available space. Stop by Ag Complex, Building 60 to register during business hours or 30 minutes prior to the start of class.

    Registration questions? Email