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|Discipline and Nbr:
AG COMPUTER APPLICATIONS||
Agricultural Computer Applications
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||2.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||35.00
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||3.00||17 min.||Lab Scheduled||52.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||5.00|| ||Contact Total||87.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 70.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
Computer use in the workplace with emphasis on agribusiness situations. Computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation managers will be covered. Also included will be accessing information through the Internet and World Wide Web, telecommunications, an introduction to web page design and other software appropriate to agribusiness.
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Computer use in the workplace with emphasis on agribusiness situations. Computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation managers, and Internet information access will be covered.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1999||Inactive:||
| CID Descriptor: AG - AB 108|| Agricultural Computer Applications|| SRJC Equivalent Course(s): AGBUS2
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Develop documents, presentations, and other relevant computer-
generated materials for agricultural applications using a variety of
software applications, including word processing, databases,
presentation managers, web browsers, and other specific software
2. Produce spreadsheets for agriculture business applications.
3. Operate computer operating systems.
4. Utilize telecommunications to access agricultural networks and other
networks useful to agricultural applications.
5. Evaluate computer applications as a management tool for agricultural
businesses and recommend courses of action to address specific needs
or problem areas.
6. Identify and solve problems using computers.
7. Synthesize computer generated information to create specific
8. Evaluate and select computer hardware appropriate to agricultural
9. Perform research specific to the discipline and use appropriate
Topics and Scope
1. Introduction to the Computer
a. Orientation to equipment and set-up
c. Operating system use and file utilities
d. Loading and operating a program
2. Word-processing Applications in Agriculture
c. Phone/mailing lists
3. Spreadsheet Applications in Agriculture
a. Analyzing agricultural production
b. Business planning and analyses
c. Simple agricultural accounting applications
d. Other agricultural business and spreadsheet applications
d. Agricultural business modeling
4. Database Applications in Agriculture
a. Production and farm management applications
b. Mailing lists and form letters
5. The Internet, World Wide Web and Agricultural Telecommunications
a. Internet and World Wide Web agricultural applications
b. Electronic mail applications to agriculture
c. Locating and evaluating agricultural information on the Internet
and World Wide Web
d. Introduction to web page design
e. Other agricultural telecommunications applications
f. Other discipline-specific research tools, including seminal books,
important periodicals, major indexing sources, professional or
trade organizations, and standard reference tools
6. Presentation Management Applications for Agriculture
7. Other Software Applications in Agriculture
a. Evaluating applications as management tools
b. Recommending applications to address specific needs/problems
8. Evaluate Computer Systems
a. Survey current computer technology and trends
b. Survey agricultural software
Assignments may include:
1. Agriculture information research assignment, utilizing the Internet and
World Wide Web.
2. Weekly lab assignments, such as creating Word documents, building and
editing Excel worksheets for agricultural applications, creating
3. Problem solving assignments, such as developing formula strings for
4. Writing assignments: outline and rough draft of text for PowerPoint
5. Final exam: preparation of PowerPoint presentation and oral
presentation. Graded for class performance (skill demonstration), written,
and problem solving components.
6. Texbook reading, 15-20 pages per week.
7. Two (2) unit tests; 1 final exam.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
20 - 25%
|Written homework, Text for PowerPoint presentation.||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
15 - 20%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
30 - 40%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
EXPLORING THE INTERNET; by Marx Grauer, Prentice Hall, 1998.
HOW TO FIND AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET; by Campidonica,
Mark, Cooperative Extension, 1998.
INTERNET GUIDE FOR AGRICULTURISTS: HELPING YOU TO PLOW YOUR WAY THROUGH
ALL THE INFORMATION ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB. by Jim Grozinger, Brian
Thompson, H. Evan Drummond (Editor), Ralph Reynolds (Editor). Deere &
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