SRJC Course Outlines

1/18/2021 6:31:49 PMAGBUS 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2004

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AGBUS 2Title:  AG COMPUTER APPLICATIONS  
Full Title:  Agricultural Computer Applications
Last Reviewed:9/24/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 2

Catalog Description:
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Computer use in the workplace with emphasis on agribusiness situations. Computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation managers will be covered.  Also included will be accessing information through the Internet and World Wide Web, telecommunications, an introduction to web page design and other software appropriate to agribusiness.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Computer use in the workplace with emphasis on agribusiness situations. Computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation managers, and Internet information access will be covered.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: AG - AB 108 Agricultural Computer Applications SRJC Equivalent Course(s): AGBUS2

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Develop documents, presentations, and other relevant computer-
   generated materials for agricultural applications using a variety of
   software applications, including word processing, databases,
   presentation managers, web browsers, and other specific software
   programs.
2.  Produce spreadsheets for agriculture business applications.
3.  Operate computer operating systems.
4.  Utilize telecommunications to access agricultural networks and other
   networks useful to agricultural applications.
5.  Evaluate computer applications as a management tool for agricultural
   businesses and recommend courses of action to address specific needs
   or problem areas.
6.  Identify and solve problems using computers.
7.  Synthesize computer generated information to create specific
   agricultural projects/presentations.
8.  Evaluate and select computer hardware appropriate to agricultural
   business applications.
9. Perform research specific to the discipline and use appropriate
  citation style.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Introduction to the Computer
   a. Orientation to equipment and set-up
   b. Terminology
   c. Operating system use and file utilities
   d. Loading and operating a program
2.  Word-processing Applications in Agriculture
   a. Letters
   b. Reports
   c. Phone/mailing lists
3.  Spreadsheet Applications in Agriculture
   a. Analyzing agricultural production
   b. Business planning and analyses
   c.  Simple agricultural accounting applications
   d. Other agricultural business and spreadsheet applications
   d. Agricultural business modeling
4.  Database Applications in Agriculture
   a. Production and farm management applications
   b. Mailing lists and form letters
5.  The Internet, World Wide Web and Agricultural Telecommunications
   a. Internet and World Wide Web agricultural applications
   b. Electronic mail applications to agriculture
   c. Locating and evaluating agricultural information on the Internet
      and World Wide Web
   d. Introduction to web page design
   e. Other agricultural telecommunications applications
   f. Other discipline-specific research tools, including seminal books,
      important periodicals, major indexing sources, professional or
      trade organizations, and standard reference tools
6.  Presentation Management Applications for Agriculture
7.  Other Software Applications in Agriculture
   a. Evaluating applications as management tools
   b. Recommending applications to address specific needs/problems
8.  Evaluate Computer Systems
   a. Survey current computer technology and trends
   b. Survey agricultural software

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
1. Agriculture information research assignment, utilizing the Internet and
World Wide Web.
2. Weekly lab assignments, such as creating Word documents, building and
editing Excel worksheets for agricultural applications, creating
PowerPoint presentations.
3. Problem solving assignments, such as developing formula strings for
Excel applications.
4. Writing assignments: outline and rough draft of text for PowerPoint
presentation.
5. Final exam: preparation of PowerPoint presentation and oral
presentation. Graded for class performance (skill demonstration), written,
and problem solving components.
6. Texbook reading, 15-20 pages per week.
7. Two (2) unit tests; 1 final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 25%
Written homework, Text for PowerPoint presentation.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 20%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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EXPLORING THE INTERNET; by Marx Grauer, Prentice Hall, 1998.
HOW TO FIND AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET; by Campidonica,
Mark, Cooperative Extension, 1998.
INTERNET GUIDE FOR AGRICULTURISTS: HELPING YOU TO PLOW YOUR WAY THROUGH
ALL THE INFORMATION ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB. by Jim Grozinger, Brian
Thompson, H. Evan Drummond (Editor), Ralph Reynolds (Editor). Deere &
Company, 1997.
MICROSOFT OFFICE XP Illustrated Series. Beskeen, Duffy, Fredericksen, and
Redding. Thomson Publishing Co., 2002.

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