SRJC Course Outlines

10/24/2020 2:27:05 PMAGBUS 60 Course Outline as of Spring 2007

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AGBUS 60Title:  AG & WINE BUS MANAGEMENT  
Full Title:  Agriculture and Wine Business Management
Last Reviewed:5/15/2006

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total 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 75

Catalog Description:
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This course introduces students to agriculture and wine business management. The diverse aspects of management will be covered including: developing a marketing plan, financial statements, organization, supervising employees, staffing, labor laws and long range planning. Field trips to visit successful managers and business owners will supplement the class studies.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course introduces students to agriculture and wine business management. The diverse aspects of management will be covered including: developing a marketing plan, financial statements, organization, supervising employees, staffing, labor laws and long range planning. Field trips to successful managers and owners will supplement the class studies.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

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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A successful student in Agriculture 75 will be able to:
1.  Rate the Agribusiness system
2.  Construct a marketing plan
3.  Examine a financial statement
4.  Compare the legal structures of a business
5.  Prioritize the goals of a business
6.  Prepare an address to employees
7.  Organize and lead a meeting
8.  Evaluate potential employees
9.  Motivate existing employees
10. Screen health and safety practices
11. Critique an employee handbook

Topics and Scope
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1.  The Agribusiness System
   a.  Historical perspective
   b.  The input sector
   c.  The production sector
2.  The Planning Function
   a.  Business decision making
   b.  Mission statements
   c.  Purpose and objectives
3.  Developing a Marketing Plan
   a.  The marketing mix
   b.  Principles of consumer demand
4.  Budgeting and Financial Statements
   a.  Types of budgets
   b.  Balance sheets
   c.  Profit and loss statements
5.  Choosing a Legal Structure and the Role of Cooperatives
   a.  The sole proprietorship
   b.  The partnership
   c.  Corporations
   d.  Agricultural cooperatives
6.  Organizing and Setting Goals for a Business
   a.  Identifying critical tasks
   b.  Organizing approaches
   c.  Decision making
7.  Organizing Appointments and Meetings
   a.  Time management
   b.  Successful meeting planning
   c.  Public speaking
8.  Supervising and Motivating Employees
   a.  Developing a motivational environment
   b.  Management styles
   c.  Communication and feedback
9.  Staffing and Organization
   a.  Developing a staffing plan
   b.  Writing job descriptions
   c.  Evaluating resumes and interviewing
10. Health and Safety in California
   a.  Farm labor contractors
   b.  Federal and California OSHA
11. Employee Handbooks

Assignments:
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Selected management case studies.

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
30 - 40%
Written homework, Reading reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
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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FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT: Robbins and Decenzo, Third Edition,
Prentice Hall, 2001
FIRST THINGS FIRST: Steven Covey, 1996, Reprint Edition, Fireside
Publishers
LABOR MANAGEMENT LAWS IN CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE: Rosenberg, Horwitz, and
Egan, Second Edition, 1995, Regents of the University of California

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