Agriculture Career Readiness Certificate Pathway for the 21st Century

  • Fresno State Student working in a field of corn
  • Viticulture and Enology students sorting through grapes.
  • fresno state animal science students working at campus farms
  • Fresno State student testing out a drone.
  • Food Science student cutting into a pastry.


About Us:

The Agricultural Career Readiness Skills for the 21 st  Century (ACRS21) Certificate Pathway is a four-year program funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture within the United States Department of Agriculture. The program will utilize existing resources to:

  • Create a transferrable certificated pathway uniting high school, community colleges, and
    universities in the development of soft skills and career readiness training. 
  • ACRS21 will improve employability of underrepresented students through development of
    a sequenced, vertically aligned soft skills and career readiness pathway based on experiential
    learning activities. 

Mission Statement: 

ACRS21 is a certificate pathway that brings together industry professionals, agriculture educators, and the community to boldly prepare successful students to become future industry leaders through real-world experiences, soft skills development, and career readiness for the 21st century.

Slogan:  "Cultivate your pathway"

Contact Us: acrs21@mail.fresnostate.edu