Pest Control Advisors (PCA) are licensed professional production consultants who serve California agriculture producers. PCAs specialize in pest management, but are also an important resource in a wide range of production concerns related to plant health. Whether you are a first-time student with an interest in pest management or a working professional looking to change your career, West Hills’ PCA certificate program can help you advance toward this in-demand job.
PCA certificate courses are designed to align with the state of California’s C-I, making them transferable to colleges throughout the state. Students who complete WHCC’s PCA certificate program as well as 24 months of applicable work experience are qualified to take the California Department of Pesticide Regulations (CDPR) Agricultural Pest Control Advisor (PCA) exam. This program offers 43 units of coursework designed to fulfill the educational requirements to take the PCA exam.
- Students will be able to provide written pest management recommendations.
- Students will become an authority on agricultural use.
- Students will understand the sales of products or services for agricultural use.