AS Degree - Major in Agriculture Business

Applied Science & Technology Division

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.

Total Units Required: 61
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
AG BUS 12 Agricultural Economics 3
AG BUS 15 Computers in Agriculture 3
MATH 82 Intermediate Algebra 4
ENG 1A Written Communications 3
AHSC 10/10L Principles of Animal Science 4

Second Semester
AG BUS 10 Agricultural Accounting 3
ECON 1A Principles of Economics: Macro 3
MATH 12 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4
BUS 18A Business Law 3
GE CHOICE Social Science- Group A Course 3

Third Semester
AG BUS 46 Agricultural Marketing 3
COM ST 1A Fundamentals of Speech 3
PLANT 10/10L Principles of Plant Science 4
BUS 1A Principles of Accounting 5

Fourth Semester
PLANT 14 Soil Science 4
BUS 20 Introduction to Business 3
GE CHOICE Contemporary Perspectives Course 3
GE CHOICE Humanities Course 3