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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

    Private Applicator License Training Course

    July 28 & Aug. 4, 2022
    8am-Noon (both days)
    Salem Campus Bldg. 60 Rm. 102
    Cost: $159
    Instructor: David Spink

    Designed to prepare students to take the private applicator license test. Covers laws,  safety, Oregon pollinators, IPM, calibration & calculations, PPE, transportation, storage  and disposal.  Can also be taken for 8 hours ODA CORE license credit and 12 hours  WDA credit are pending approval for current license holders.

    For students with current ODA, WDA Licenses and Oregon Landscape Contractors  Board Licenses, continuing credit is offered. Bring license number with you to class to  sign up to receive recertification credits.


    Use CRN 18806 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 Upcoming Courses

    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

    Tractor Safety Upcoming Classes

    Tractor & UTV Operation, Maintenance, & Safety

    Saturday, July 23
    9 am-noon 
    Salem Campus Building 60
    Cost: $49
    Instructor: Clive Clarke

    Introduces tractor and farm equipment safety rules and operator guidelines. Emphasizes hazard recognition, pre-operation inspection, regular maintenance, vehicle stability, and highway travel. Covers safe operation guidelines for tractor, implements and UTVs. Ideal for new tractor operators & owners.

    Use CRN 18005 to register for this class.

    Youth Tractor & Safety Certification Classes

    No upcoming classes currently scheduled. Please check back later for information on future classes.

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.


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


    • 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


    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