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Agriculture Business Management Certificate Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 21
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Term Effective: Spring 2017


The Agriculture Business Management Certificate of Achievement program provides students with current, marketable skills and knowledge to enter the agriculture industry. It incorporates technology, communication skills, and principles as applied to the field.

The challenging and diversified field of agriculture business provides a large employment potential for men and women. Opportunities exist in areas of product marketing and distribution, input supply, sales and services, business management, and communications.

California needs over 8,000 additional trained people each year for employment in agriculture. The training program at SRJC prepares the student for a choice of jobs on the farm as well as related jobs off the farm. Working conditions in agricultural positions are ideal for those individuals who enjoy working out-of-doors.

This program of study is also available as an Associate degree major option. For more information see the Agriculture Department website.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the different types of business organizations in agribusiness;
  2. Understand applications of economic principles of demand, supply, and the price system in agribusiness;
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the principles and strategies for selling and marketing in agribusiness; and
  4. Incorporate technology, communication, leadership and business management skills in agribusiness.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Agriculture Business Management Certificate program are:

  • Complete 21 units from
    • Agriculture Business Management Requirements

Agriculture Business Management Requirements - complete 21.00 units
AGBUS 2Agricultural Computer Applications3.00
AGBUS 7Agricultural Economics3.00
AGBUS 56Introduction to Agriculture Business and Management3.00
AGBUS 61Agricultural Marketing3.00
AGBUS 62Agricultural Sales and Communication3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
AGBUS 71Agricultural Accounting3.00
AGRI 20Introduction to Plant Science3.00
AGRI 50Introduction to Agriculture Education3.00
AGRI 60Soil & Plant Nutrition3.00
AGRI 101Introduction to Agricultural Careers2.00
ANSCI 20Basic Animal Science3.00
ANSCI 26Livestock Evaluation3.00
ANSCI 27Beef Cattle Science3.00
ANSCI 28Sheep Science3.00
ANSCI 29Dairy Cattle Industry/Dairy Cattle Science3.00
ANSCI 61Livestock Feeding and Nutrition3.00
BAD 1Financial Accounting4.00
HORT 70Plant Propagation3.00

Term Effective: Spring 2017

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2017

Previous Versions:

Agriculture Business Management - effective Fall 2016
Agriculture Business Management - effective Fall 2015
Agriculture Business Management - effective Fall 2010
Agriculture Business Management - effective Spring 2007
Agriculture Business Management - effective Spring 2005

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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