The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
Growing Productive Tomorrows
To boldly educate students to be highly productive, innovative, and dynamic leaders in the California food and agriculture sectors, in their communities, and in their families.
The Jordan College draws on its deep roots in the Central Valley to prepare students today to be productive, resilient leaders in a sustainable global agriculture and food sector of the future.
Integrity, respect, accountability, teamwork
- Empower students by facilitating hands-on learning, industry engagement and community service.
- Empower faculty and staff to engage students in applied research and scholarly activities to find sustainable solutions.
The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology offers high quality undergraduate,
graduate and continuing education programs and conducts applied research and public
service in selected areas of agriculture, food sciences, industrial technology, and
family sciences. Programs combine a science, technology and management focus with
experiential learning. The College participates in the general education program of
the University and seeks to enhance the ability of students to be successful in their
chosen careers and to make positive contributions to the quality of life in their
The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology pursues its mission through various aspects of involvement: direct instruction and student development; research, scholarly and creative activities; and institutional development.
Direct instruction and student development occurs through on-campus undergraduate and graduate course offerings, continuing education programs to industry, advising of students, and development of student skills outside the classroom through student organizations in the various program areas.
Research, scholarly and creative activities involve faculty, staff and students in projects to improve the educational process, discover new knowledge, find solutions to significant societal and industry problems, communicate findings to industry and society at large, and improve and develop new skills.
Institutional development efforts increase the number of students served, raise funds for scholarship and program support, and enhance alumni relations.
University Mission (link)