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Agriculture Business: Plant Science


Applied Science & Technology Division
Upon successful completion of the Agriculture Business/Plant Science certificate, the student demonstrates the skills, knowledge, and training for employment in the following positions: Crop Inspector; Cultivation Supervisor; Farm Supervisor; Crew Supervisor; Fertilizer and Chemical Applicator; Field Buyer; Field Representative: Field Soil Collector; Fruit Inspector; Nursery Technician; Greenhouse Technician; Produce Inspector; Laboratory Technician; Pest Control Operator; Plant Inspector; Plant Propagator; Quality Control Technician; Seed Technician; Seed and Supply Store Salesperson; Soil Conservation Technician; Soil Fumigator; Surveyor; and Tissue Culture Technician; demonstrates his/her ability to classify and identify plants using a botanical key; the principles of plant inheritance, plant physiology and plant growth; and the techniques for successful plant propagation; practice skills to identify types of pathogens and pests that affect plants; demonstrate local cultural practices including pruning, fertilization, planting, irrigation and harvesting; and understand the principles of plant tissue culture and gene transfer in plant breeding; and prepares the student for a successful transfer to a university for a baccalaureate degree. The certificate program closely follows the design developed by the Central Valley Consortium Agricultural Education Tech Prep.

Total Units Required 38
Required Courses:
Units
AGBUS 10 Agricultural Accounting 3
AGBUS 12 Agriculture Economics 3
AGBUS 13 Agriculture and Natural Resources Mathematics 3
AGBUS 15 Agribusiness Computer Applications 3
AGBUS 46 Agriculture Marketing 3
AGBUS 96V Work Experience 1
AGEGR 33 Equipment Operation & Maintenance 2
PLANT10/10L Principles of Plant Science & Laboratory 4
PLANT 12 Economic Entomology 3
PLANT 13 Weeds & Crop Pests 3
PLANT 14 Soil Science 4
PLANT 36A Deciduous Fruit & Grape Production 3
OH 22 Plant Propagation 3




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