Agriculture Business, Associate in Science

Upon successful completion of the Agriculture Business A.S. Degree, the student demonstrates the skills, knowledge, and training for the following positions: Agricultural Accounting Assistant, Agricultural Administrative Assistant, Agricultural Inventory/Warehouse Technician, Agricultural Sales and Service Technician, Crop Insurance Agent, Customer Service Representative, Farm Insurance Agent, Farm/Ranch Personnel Supervisor, Field Representative, Food Processing Plant Shift Supervisor, Grain Elevator Manager, International Sales and Trade Technician Quality Control Inspector, Public Relations Specialist, Sales Agent, Sales Representative and Wholesale Produce Agent; the ability to: design and implement a record keeping system; design and implement farm accounts; compare and contrast the basis for farm income tax computing; calculate the basic measures of depreciation; construct inventory analysis procedures; operate a microcomputer; develop and use templates to make management decisions; evaluate a variety of software useful to agribusiness applications; identify and design a marketing strategy for a specific agricultural product; chart and interpret market information; analyze marketing reports; and make a sales presentation on a agricultural product; or fulfillment of both the lower division General Education requirements and the lower division Agriculture Business requirements for successful transfer to a university for a baccalaureate degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students should be proficient in basic computer applications in career specific contexts related to agri-business such as word processing, spread sheet, and internet.
  2. Students should be able to listen actively and communicate clearly and coherently about agri-business concepts.
  3. Students should be able to think critically and analytically to solve agri-business problems.
  4. Students should be able to use appropriate technology to learn, live, and work in an agri-business setting.
  5. Program completers should demonstrate effective habits of time management, accountability and dependability.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 42 units

AGBUS 010

Agricultural Accounting

3

AGBUS 012

Agricultural Economics

3

AGBUS 015

Agribusiness Computer Applications

3

AGBUS 046

Agricultural Marketing

3

AH SC 010

Principles of Animal Science

3

AH SC 010L

Principles of Animal Science Laboratory

1

BUS 001A

Principles of Accounting

5

BUS 018A

Business Law

3

BUS 020

Introduction to Business

3

ECON 001A

Principles of Economics: Macro

3

MATH 012

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

4

PLANT 010

Principles of Plant Science

3

PLANT 010L

Principles of Plant Science Laboratory

1

PLANT 014

Soil Science

4

Minimum Major Units Required: 42

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60