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Agriculture Business Management Certificate Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 20

Term Effective: Fall 2010

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.

Previous Versions:

Agriculture Business Management - effective Spring 2007
Agriculture Business Management - effective Spring 2005

Description:

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 selling strategies and approaches using current marketable principles used in the agricultural industry; and
  2. incorporate technology, communication skills, leadership, and business management skills.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

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

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Agriculture Business Management program are:

  • Complete 20 units from
    • Agriculture Business Management Requirements

Agriculture Business Management Requirements - complete 20.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
AGBUS 2 Agricultural Computer Applications3.0
AGBUS 7 Agricultural Economics3.0
AGBUS 51 Agriculture Leadership2.0
AGBUS 56 Introduction to Agriculture and Wine Business Management3.0
AGBUS 61 Agricultural Marketing3.0
AGBUS 62 Agricultural Sales and Communication3.0
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
AGRI 20 Introduction to Plant Science3.0
AGRI 60 Soil & Plant Nutrition3.0
ANHLT 2 Veterinary Practice3.0
ANSCI 20 Basic Animal Science3.0
ANSCI 26 Livestock Evaluation3.0
ANSCI 27 Beef Cattle Science3.0
ANSCI 28 Sheep Science3.0
ANSCI 29 Dairy Cattle Industry/Dairy Cattle Science3.0
ANSCI 61 Livestock Feeding and Nutrition3.0
HORT 70 Plant Propagation3.0

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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