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AGB 300 Introduction to Agriculture Business

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID AG - AB 104

This course provides a survey to the business and economics of the agriculture industry; and, an introduction to the economic aspects of agriculture including the agricultural producer, consumer and food system. The management principles encountered in the day-to-day operation of an agricultural enterprise are stressed as they relate to the decision making process.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1 Analyze and account for complex issues in agricultural business

AGB 310 Agriculture Computer Applications

Units: 3

Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID AG - AB 108L

This course introduces 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Create professional looking business documents and presentation materials.

AGB 320 Agriculture Accounting

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

CID: C-ID AG - AB 128

This course introduces the principles of agriculture accounting systems and types of records, their use and how to compute and use measures of earnings and cost of production to improve agribusiness efficiency. Also included are farm income tax, Social Security, and employee payroll records.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Apply accounting concepts and principles in making decisions about agricultural business operations.

AGB 321 Agriculture Economics

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

CID: C-ID AG - AB 124

This course introduces the analysis of economic principles of resource allocation, production, cost analysis, and market price equilibrium with primary application to the agricultural sector; supply and demand in commodity pricing under perfect and imperfect competition; and agricultural credit, marketing and policy issues.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Apply various economical principles in agriculture.

AGB 330 Agriculture Sales and Communication

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: COMM 301

Transferable: CSU

CID: C-ID AG - AB 112

This course involves the study of principles and practices of the selling process: selling strategies and approaches, why and how people buy, prospecting, territory management, and customer service. Self-management, communication, and interpersonal skills necessary in developing managerial abilities, leadership qualities, and facilitating teamwork within the agribusiness sector will be explored. Students will gain experience through role-play, formal sales presentations, and job shadowing. The course content is organized to give students an in-depth understanding of the factors and influences that affect the agribusiness industry on a day-to-day basis. Communication, leadership, and management skills are basic tools necessary for future career development within the agribusiness sector, as well as other aspects of life.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Explain and interpret the history of agriculture sales industry.

AGB 331 Agriculture Marketing

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

This course is a survey of marketing aspects of the agriculture industry. Students will acquire an overview of the structure and institutional aspects of the marketing system including global agricultural markets. Student projects will include industry studies of the marketing of selected locally grown commodities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO # 1 Define the function of marketing, where and how they are performed and implement them into a scenario that is provided by the instructor.

AGB 495 Independent Studies in Agriculture Business

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

AGB 498 Work Experience in Agriculture Business

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Agriculture Business.

Transferable: CSU

This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED ONE’S CAREER.(SLO 1)