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

Agriculture Plant Science, AS-T

The Associate in Science for Transfer degree in Plant Science provides students with an introductory foundation of plant and soil sciences. It prepares students to transfer to a CSU campus into majors such as Plant Science, Crop Science, and Environmental Horticulture. Potential careers in the field include: Pest Control Advisor (PCA), crop production specialist, farm management, landscape design, quality control manager, county and governmental compliance inspector, sales and marketing of seed and other crop protecting agents. The completion of this degree provides students with preparation for upper-division coursework required within a baccalaureate degree program in plant science from a California State University (CSU).

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate practical application of skills related to management and production of agricultural and horticultural crops, including various methods of plant propagation.
  2. Recognize and describe characteristics of agricultural and horticultural crops, common or native to California, relative to growth and marketability.
  3. Identify and characterize the primary soil types in California agriculture, to effectively conduct sampling, field and lab soil analyses, and data interpretation.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of plant anatomy and processes, including reproduction methods, growth regulation, and nutrient use.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 12 units

Course NameUnits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
PLANT 10 Principles of Plant Science Units: 3
PLANT 10L Principles of Plant Science Laboratory Units: 1
PLANT 14 Soil Science Units: 4
STATS 12 Introduction to Probability and Statistics Units: 4

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A

Complete 4 - 5 units selected from:

Course NameUnits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CHEM 1A General Chemistry Units: 5
CHEM 3A Introduction to Chemistry Units: 4

Area B

Complete 3 units selected from:

Course NameUnits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
AGBUS 12 Agricultural Economics Units: 3
ECON 3 Principles of Microeconomics Units: 3

Area C

Complete 3 - 5 units selected from:

Course NameUnits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
CHEM 12A Organic Chemistry Units: 5
HORT 2 Plant Materials and Usage - Fall Units: 3
HORT 3 Plant Materials and Usage - Spring Units: 3
HORT 12 Plant Propagation/Production Units: 3

Minimum Major Units Required: 22

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

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • 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 or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis 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

For more information:

Contact the Agriculture Transfer and Career Pathway (TrAC)