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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

    Fall 2022 Pesticide License Continuing Education Classes

    All classes are held at the Salem Campus Agriculture Complex (Building 60) unless otherwise noted.

    Pesticide Label Comprehension
    Sept. 28, 8 am-Noon (4 ODA Credit Hours)
    CRN: 39640 Cost: $79

    Laws & Safety Test Preparation
    Oct. 8 & Oct. 22, 8:30 am-12:30 pm(both days- 8 ODA credit hrs)
    CRN: 30262 Cost: $159

    Private Applicators License Preparation
    Oct. 19 & Oct. 26, 8 am-Noon (both days- 8 ODA credit hrs)
    CRN: 41035 Cost: $159

    General Urban Pest Control Test Preparation
    Nov. 5 & Nov. 19, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (lunch breaks both days- 14 ODA & WDA credit hrs)
    CRN: 44269 Cost: $279

    PPE & Respiratory Protection
    Nov.30, 8 am- Noon (4 ODA credit hrs)
    CRN:44256 Cost:  $79

    Pesticide Label Comprehension
    Dec.14, 8 am-Noon (4 ODA credit hrs)
    CRN: 64654 Cost:  $79

    Integrated Pest Management Basics
    Dec. 28, 8 am-3 pm (with lunch break- 6 ODA credit hrs)
    CRN: 64658 Cost: $119

    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

    Nov. 4, 9am-5pm (with lunch break)

    Cost: $149 | Brooks Campus

    Training follows OSHA requirements and includes in-class instruction and driving operations. Participants passing the course requirements will be awarded certificate of completion. Employers are required to certify their employees.

    To register, email: 

  • Tractor Safety

    Tractor Safety Classes

    Fall & Winter classes coming soon. 

    Youth Tractor & Safety Certification Classes

    Scheduling for summer classes will start March 2023

Community Agriculture Courses

  • Women in Horticulture

    Women in Horticulture

    Register for the event

    Registration includes access to all workshops and speakers, light breakfast and lunch, pumpkin centerpieces and plant cuttings. 9am- 2pm October 28. Building 60. $45.

    For more information, email Agricultural Sciences.

  • 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