SRJC Course Outlines

9/21/2019 3:59:00 AMAGBUS 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course
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 Scheduled3.008 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. Use of software applications, presentation manager and Google applications in agribusiness.  Also included in this course will be the use of online tools  for marketing and sales in agribusiness.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and Course Completion of CS 101A OR CS 101B OR CS 5

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Computer use in the workplace with emphasis on agribusiness situations. Use of software applications, presentation manager and Google applications in agribusiness.  Also included in this course will be the use of online tools  for marketing and sales in agribusiness.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent and Course Completion of CS 101A OR CS 101B OR CS 5
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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



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.  Evaluate businesses and make appropriate computer hardware and software recommendations.
4.  Apply skills for analyzing data using Excel.
5.  Evaluate computer applications as a management tool for agricultural businesses and recommend courses of action to address specific needs or problem areas.
6.  Develop Google documents, forms, and calendars.
7.  Incorporate social media tools such as Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogs in business strategies.
8.  Use computer generated information to create specific agricultural projects and presentations.
9.  Evaluate and select computer hardware appropriate to agricultural business applications.
10. Perform research and compile professional reports using appropriate formatting and citation style.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Survey of Recent Computer Technologies in Agriculture
    A. Soil probes
    B. Precision farming implements
    C. LIvestock tracker
    D. Irrigation technologies
    E. Other examples
II. Microsoft Office and Other Applications in Agriculture
    A. Letters and resumes
    B. Reports and formatting tools
    C. Flyers, brochure and newsletters
    D. Contacts, mailing lists, and mail merge
III.  Formatting Word Documents
     A. Layout
     B. Figures, tables
     C. Document properties and security
IV.  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
   E. Agricultural business modeling
V.  Data Analysis and Presentation
    A. Charts and graphs
    B. Formatting
VI.  Database Applications in Agriculture
   A. Production and farm management applications
   B. Mailing lists and form letters
   C. Inventory management
VII.  Online Agricultural Sales and Marketing
   A. Web-based and agricultural applications
   B. Evaluating web resources and digital references
   C. Locating and evaluating online sources of agricultural information
   E. Online sales and marketing tools
   F. Agricultural telecommunications applications
  G. Social Media
VIII.  Presentation Management Applications for Agriculture
   A. PowerPoint
   B. Oral presentation skills
IX.  Google Applicatian in Agribusiness
    A. Documents, sheets, and forms
    B. Calendar
    C. Google maps

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
1. Agricultural research and 8-10 page report.
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. Data analysis and presentation assignment using Excel.
5. Writing assignments: outline and rough draft of text for PowerPoint presentation.
6. Two unit exams: written and skills assessment.
7. Portfolio, including resume, cover letter, and letters of recommendation
8. Textbook reading,15-20 pages per week.
9. Final exam: written and final capstone presentation.

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%
Research paper; resume; cover letter; written preparation 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%
Weekly lab assignments, presentations, problem solving assignments.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
PowerPoint presentations, Excel application project, data analysis presentation, final capstone presentation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Unit tests and final exam; multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 5%
Portfolio


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Microsoft Office 2013: In Practice, Nordell, Wood, Easton, and Graves. McGraw-Hill/Irwin; 2013.

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