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Agriculture Business Management (AS) Agriculture & Natural Resources Total Units: 31

Term Effective: Fall 2016

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: Spring 2017

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.

Previous Versions:

Agriculture Business Management - effective Fall 2015
Agriculture Business Management - effective Fall 2012
Agriculture Business Management - effective Spring 2007
Agriculture Business Management - effective Spring 2005

Description:

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.

This program of study is also available as a career certificate option. For more information see the Agriculture Department website.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, 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.

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

Agriculture Business Management Major Requirements - complete 24.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
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
AGBUS 71 Agricultural Accounting3.00
AGRI 20 Introduction to Plant Science3.00
ANSCI 20 Basic Animal Science3.00
 
Agriculture Business Management Elective Requirements - complete 7.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 7.00 units from the following:
AGRI 50 Introduction to Agriculture Education3.00
AGRI 56 Agricultural Enterprise Project2.00-4.00
AGRI 99 Agriculture Occupational Work Experience0.50-8.00
AGRI 99I Agriculture Occupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00
BAD 1 Financial Accounting4.00
BAD 2 Managerial Accounting4.00
BAD 18 The Legal Environment of Business3.00
BIO 10 Introduction to Principles of Biology4.00
ECON 1 Principles of Macroeconomics3.00
MATH 15 Elementary Statistics4.00
VIT 1 World Viticulture and Wine Styles3.00
VIT 51 Viticulture: Fall Practices3.00
VIT 52 Viticulture: Spring Practices3.00
VIT 60 Vineyard Management3.00
WINE 1 World Viticulture and Wine Styles3.00

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.

Contact
Information
Phone Email Website
(707) 527-4408
srjcmajor002025@santarosa.edu