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|Agriculture Business Management (AS)
||Agriculture & Natural Resources
Total Units: 31
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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.
For more information see the Agriculture Department website.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the different types of business organizations in agribusiness;
- Demonstrate understanding of the principles and strategies for selling and marketing in agribusiness;
- Develop and present effective sales or marketing plan for value-added products/commodities;
- Incorporate technology, communication, leadership and business management skills in agribusiness;
- Organize and prepare reports, make presentations and analyze data for Agribusiness using appropriate software and hardware; and
- 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.
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 2||Agricultural Computer Applications||3.00|
|AGBUS 7||Agricultural Economics||3.00|
|AGBUS 56||Introduction to Agriculture Business and Management||3.00|
|AGBUS 61||Agricultural Marketing||3.00|
|AGBUS 62||Agricultural Sales and Communication||3.00|
|AGBUS 71||Agricultural Accounting||3.00|
|AGRI 20||Introduction to Plant Science||3.00|
|ANSCI 20||Basic Animal Science||3.00|
|Agriculture Business Management Elective Requirements - complete 7.00 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 7.00 units from the following:|
|AGRI 50||Introduction to Agriculture Education||3.00|
|AGRI 56||Agricultural Enterprise Project||2.00-4.00|
|AGRI 99||Agriculture Occupational Work Experience||0.50-8.00|
|AGRI 99I||Agriculture Occupational Work Experience Internship||0.50-8.00|
|AGRI 101||Introduction to Agricultural Careers||2.00|
|BAD 1||Financial Accounting||4.00|
|BAD 2||Managerial Accounting||4.00|
|BAD 18||The Legal Environment of Business||3.00|
|BIO 10||Introduction to Principles of Biology||4.00|
|ECON 1||Principles of Macroeconomics||3.00|
|MATH 15||Elementary Statistics||4.00|
|VIT 1||World Viticulture and Wine Styles||3.00|
|VIT 51||Viticulture: Fall Practices||3.00|
|VIT 52||Viticulture: Spring Practices||3.00|
|VIT 60||Vineyard Management||3.00|
|WINE 1||World Viticulture and Wine Styles||3.00|
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.
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.