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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

    All classes are held at the Salem Campus Agriculture Complex (Building 60) unless otherwise noted. ODA continuing education credits available for all classes.

    Structural Pest Control Category Exam Prep
    April 8 & April 15, 8:30am-3:30pm (with lunch break)
    CRN: 82839 Cost: $179

    General Urban Pest Control Category Exam Prep
    April 29 & May 6, 8:30am-4:30pm (with lunch break)
    CRN: 82838 Cost: $199

    Laws & Safety License Test Prep
    Dates coming for May

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

    To register, email

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

  • Forklift Safety

    Forklift Safety Upcoming Courses

    Forklift Safety

    Spring classes will be scheduled soon. 


  • Tractor Safety

    Tractor Safety Classes

    Adult classes coming soon. 

    Youth Tractor & Safety Certification Classes

    Dates are being finalized for May & June classes. These will be held at a variety of locations in the mid-valley. Check back in early April for class dates, locations and registration information.

    Cost: $79

    Open to youth ages 14 and older. 

    Completion of the class will earn Tractor & Machinery Safe Operation Certificate. Class includes self-paced online coursework and 12 hours of driving and safety instruction.

    Or Contact: to receive application by email



Community Agriculture Courses


    Build a Terrarium

    Join the Horticulture Staff experts and create your own terrarium. 

    February 4, 2023, 1-3pm

    Cost: $60 includes all plants and materials and light refreshments

    Request registration information:


    Class is limited to the first 20 participants.



  • Composting at Home

    Composting at Home Upcoming Classes

    Nov. 2, 6-8:30pm
    CRN: 44389 Cost: $55
    Location: Salem Campus Building 60 Room 106

    Learn the basics of composting at home, practical tips and how-to, build and take home a compost bin; includes worms!

    To register, email:

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


    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