Agriculture Business

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.S.-T. in A.S. for Transfer (AS-T) Agricultural Business

The Associate in Science in Agricultural Business for Transfer degree fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system, although not necessarily to a particular campus or major.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AGB 321 Agriculture Economics 3
PLTS 310 Soils, Soil Management, and Plant Nutrition (3) 3 - 5
   or CHEM 300 Beginning Chemistry (4)
   or CHEM 305 Introduction to Chemistry (5)
   or CHEM 400 General Chemistry I (5)
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
A minimum of 9 units from the following: 9
AGB 320 Agriculture Accounting (3)
AGB 330 Agriculture Sales and Communication (3)
AGB 310 Agriculture Computer Applications (3)
Total Units: 22 - 24

The Associate in Science in A.S. for Transfer (AS-T) Agricultural Business for Transfer (AS-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically and analyze problems and recommend a solution.
  • Analyze, classify, examine, record, and interpret financial information to solve economic and accounting concerns.
  • Examine and apply the concepts and principles underlying economic issues.
  • Apply effective listening skills to comprehend spoken messages, analyze information critically and consider multiple perspectives.
  • Explain the principles of management and how managers differentiate their leadership styles.
  • Differentiate the various functions of marketing.
  • Design a model plan to allocate resources for an agribusiness organization.

Career Information

Agriculture Business Management; Supervision; Finance; Insurance; Government; Marketing; Distribution; International Trade; Sales and Service.

NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS:
The Associate Degree for Transfer program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a campus of the California State University (CSU). Other than the required core, the courses you choose to complete this degree will depend to some extent on the selected CSU for transfer. In addition, some CSU-GE Breadth or IGETC requirements can also be completed using courses required for this associate degree for transfer major (known as “double-counting”). Meeting with a counselor to determine the most appropriate course choices will facilitate efficient completion of your transfer requirements. For students wishing to transfer to other universities (UC System, private, or out-of-state), the Associate Degree for Transfer may not provide adequate preparation for upper-division transfer admissions, because many universities require more lower division courses than those in this degree. Even the CSU's that accept this transfer degree may likely require more lower division courses to achieve the Bachelor degree. Specifically, courses in general chemistry, differential equations, linear algebra, and computer programming may better prepare the transfer student for certain universities. It is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for the major, as programs vary widely in terms of the required preparation.

Associate Degrees

A.S. in Agriculture Business

The program is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college/university in agriculture business or immediate employment in an entry-level agriculture business related career.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As the only community college agriculture program in the Sacramento region, the CRC Agriculture Business program provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who wish to pursue a career in agriculture, receive an Agriculture Business Associate in Science degree, or transfer to CSU or UC.
  • The faculty in this program works closely with the five California agricultural degree offering universities to provide a quality transfer program for students interested in agriculture business, management and economics.
  • The Sacramento region is fortunate to have some of the best high school agriculture programs in California. The faculty in the CRC Ag Business program works closely with these feeder schools to articulate coursework and facilitate the successful transition of agriculture students from high school to the university.
  • Internships in Ag Business are available for students interested in work experience opportunities.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AGB 300 Introduction to Agriculture Business 3
AGB 310 Agriculture Computer Applications 3
AGB 320 Agriculture Accounting 3
AGB 321 Agriculture Economics 3
AGB 330 Agriculture Sales and Communication 3
PLTS 310 Soils, Soil Management, and Plant Nutrition (3) 3
   or HORT 302 Soils, Soil Management, and Plant Nutrition (3)
ANSC 300 Introduction to Animal Science 3
PLTS 300 Introduction to Plant Science 3
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
BUS 340 Business Law 3
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
COMM 301 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
Total Units: 37

The Agriculture Business Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Career Information

Agriculture Business Management; Supervision; Finance; Insurance; Government; Marketing; Distribution; International Trade; Sales and Service. Some positions require a four-year degree for which CRC's program is a good base for transfer.

Certificate of Achievement

Agriculture Business Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in agriculture business.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
AGB 300 Introduction to Agriculture Business 3
AGB 310 Agriculture Computer Applications 3
AGB 320 Agriculture Accounting 3
AGB 321 Agriculture Economics 3
AGB 330 Agriculture Sales and Communication 3
AGB 331 Agriculture Marketing 3
PLTS 310 Soils, Soil Management, and Plant Nutrition (3) 3
   or HORT 302 Soils, Soil Management, and Plant Nutrition (3)
ANSC 300 Introduction to Animal Science 3
PLTS 300 Introduction to Plant Science 3
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
BUS 340 Business Law 3
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
COMM 301 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
Total Units: 40