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Agriculture Business Management Certificate Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 21
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Fall 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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, 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.

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 2 Agricultural Computer Applications3.00
AGBUS 7 Agricultural Economics3.00
AGBUS 56 Introduction to Agriculture Business and Management3.00
AGBUS 61 Agricultural Marketing3.00
AGBUS 62 Agricultural Sales and Communication3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
AGBUS 71 Agricultural Accounting3.00
AGBUS 105 Agricultural Finance3.00
AGBUS 151 Agriculture Leadership3.00
AGBUS 152 Agriculture Mentor Training3.00
AGRI 20 Introduction to Plant Science3.00
AGRI 50 Introduction to Agriculture Education3.00
AGRI 60 Soil & Plant Nutrition3.00
AGRI 101 Introduction to Agricultural Careers2.00
ANSCI 20 Basic Animal Science3.00
ANSCI 26 Livestock Evaluation3.00
ANSCI 27 Beef Cattle Science3.00
ANSCI 28 Sheep Science3.00
ANSCI 29 Dairy Cattle Industry/Dairy Cattle Science3.00
ANSCI 61 Livestock Feeding and Nutrition3.00
BAD 1 Financial Accounting4.00
HORT 70 Plant Propagation3.00

Term Effective: Fall 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 2019

Previous Versions:

Agriculture Business Management - effective Spring 2017
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.

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name Agriculture Business Management Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 18 months.

This program will cost $4,486.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A of debt.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: CA

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here:

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