Upon successful completion of the Agriculture Business certificate, the student demonstrates the skills, knowledge, and training for employment in the following Agribusiness positions: Agricultural Accounting Assistant, Agriculture Administrative Assistant, Agricultural Inventory/Warehouse Technician, Agricultural Sales and Service Technician, Crop Insurance Agent, Customer Service Representative, Farm Insurance Agent, Farm/Ranch Personnel Supervisor, Feed-lot 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, demonstrates his or her ability to design and implement a record keeping system, design and implement a set of farm accounts, explain the basis for farm income tax computing, calculate measure of earnings applicable to farm records, and calculate the basic measure of depreciation, constructs inventory analysis procedures, operates a microcomputer, develops and uses templates to make management decisions, and evaluates a variety of software useful to agribusiness applications, practice skills to 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 an agricultural product, and prepare the student for a successful transfer to a university for a baccalaureate degree. The certificate program closely follows the design developed by the Central Valley Consortium Agricultural Education Tech Prep.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students should be proficient in basic computer applications in career specific contexts related to agri-business such as word processing, spread sheet, and internet.
- Students should be able to listen actively and communicate clearly and coherently about agri-business concepts.
- Students should be able to think critically and analytically to solve agri-business problems.
- Students should be able to use appropriate technology to learn, live and work in an agri-business setting.
- Program completers should demonstrate effective habits of time management, accountability and dependability.