Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Counselor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog Program: Agriculture Business, AS

Agriculture Business, AS

Upon successful completion of the Agriculture Business Associate in Science degree, the student demonstrates the skills, knowledge, and training for the following positions: Agricultural Accounting Assistant, Agricultural Administrative Assistant, Agricultural Inventory/Warehouse Technician, Agricultural Sales and Service Technician, Crop Insurance Agent, Customer Service Representative, Farm Insurance Agent, Farm/Ranch Personnel Supervisor, Field Representative, Food Processing Plant Shift Supervisor, Grain Elevator Manager, International Sales and Trade Technician Quality Control Inspector, Public Relations Specialist, Sales Agent, Sales Representative and Wholesale Produce Agent; the ability to: design and implement a record keeping system; design and implement farm accounts; compare and contrast the basis for farm income tax computing; calculate the basic measures of depreciation; construct inventory analysis procedures; operate a microcomputer; develop and use templates to make management decisions; evaluate a variety of software useful to agribusiness applications; identify and design a marketing strategy for a specific agricultural product; chart and interpret market information; analyze marketing reports; and make a sales presentation on a agricultural product; or fulfillment of both the lower division General Education requirements and the lower division Agriculture Business requirements for successful transfer to a university for a baccalaureate degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in basic computer applications in career specific contexts related to agri-business such as word processing, spread sheet, and internet.
  2. Listen actively and communicate clearly and coherently about agri-business concepts.
  3. Think critically and analytically to solve agri-business problems.
  4. Use appropriate technology to learn, live, and work in an agri-business setting.
  5. Demonstrate effective habits of time management, accountability and dependability.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 42 units

Course NameUnits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
AGBUS 10 Agricultural Accounting Units: 3
AGBUS 12 Agricultural Economics Units: 3
AGBUS 15 Agribusiness Computer Applications Units: 3
AGBUS 46 Agricultural Sales and Communications Units: 3
ASCI 10 Principles of Animal Science Units: 3
ASCI 10L Principles of Animal Science Laboratory Units: 1
BUS 1A Principles of Accounting Units: 5
BUS 18A Business Law Units: 3
BUS 20 Introduction to Business Units: 3
ECON 5 Principles of Macroeconomics Units: 3
STATS 12 Introduction to Probability and Statistics Units: 4
PLANT 10 Principles of Plant Science Units: 3
PLANT 10L Principles of Plant Science Laboratory Units: 1
PLANT 14 Soil Science Units: 4

Associate Degree Math Requirement Credits / Units: 4

Minimum Major Units Required: 42

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education Pattern Units: 27
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE), Pattern/Certificate of Achievement Units: 40
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), Pattern/Certificate of Achievement Units: 37

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60

Related Program

Agriculture Business, AS-T 

For more information:

Contact the Agriculture Transfer and Career Pathway (TrAC) 

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