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Agriculture Business Management (AS) Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 31
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Fall 2017


This major is undergoing review. Please see a Counselor or contact the Program Coordinator for additional information.

The Agriculture Business major provides students with current, marketable skills and knowledge to enter the agriculture industry. It incorporates technology, communication skills, and business principles as applied to the field.

The challenging and diversified field of agricultural 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.

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. Demonstrate understanding of the principles and strategies for selling and marketing in agribusiness;
  3. Develop and present effective sales or marketing plan for value-added products/commodities;
  4. Incorporate technology, communication, leadership and business management skills in agribusiness;
  5. Organize and prepare reports, make presentations and analyze data for Agribusiness using appropriate software and hardware; and
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in accounting procedures using double entry bookkeeping system.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Agriculture Business Management (AS) program are:

  • Complete 31 units from
    • Agriculture Business Management Major Requirements
    • Agriculture Business Management Elective Requirements

Agriculture Business Management Major Requirements - complete 24.00 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
AGBUS 71Agricultural Accounting3.00
AGRI 20Introduction to Plant Science3.00
ANSCI 20Basic Animal Science3.00
Agriculture Business Management Elective Requirements - complete 7.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 7.00 units from the following:
AGBUS 105Agricultural Finance3.00
AGBUS 151Agriculture Leadership3.00
AGBUS 152Agriculture Mentor Training3.00
AGRI 50Introduction to Agriculture Education3.00
AGRI 56Agricultural Enterprise Project2.00-4.00
AGRI 99Agriculture Occupational Work Experience0.50-8.00
AGRI 99IAgriculture Occupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00
AGRI 101Introduction to Agricultural Careers2.00
BAD 1Financial Accounting4.00
BAD 2Managerial Accounting4.00
BAD 18The Legal Environment of Business3.00
BIO 10Introduction to Principles of Biology4.00
ECON 1Principles of Macroeconomics3.00
MATH 15Elementary Statistics4.00
VIT 1Introduction to Viticulture, Winemaking, Wines of the World3.00
VIT 51Viticulture: Fall Practices3.00
VIT 52Viticulture: Spring Practices3.00
VIT 60Vineyard Management3.00
WINE 1Introduction to Viticulture, Winemaking, Wines of the World3.00

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 2012
Agriculture Business Management - effective Spring 2007
Agriculture Business Management - effective Spring 2005

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

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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