Bakersfield College

Agriculture Business Management

Agriculture Business Management Associate in Arts

To Achieve the Associate in Arts
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Agriculture Business Management Associate in Arts.

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 20 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

About the Agriculture Business Management Major
The Agriculture Business Management major is made up of agriculture and agricultural business courses pertaining to the industry. Many jobs in agriculture require training in business courses such as accounting, computers and salesmanship. Career opportunities include farm management, accounting, marketing of agricultural products, sales and services. The Agriculture Business Management Associate in Arts degree is recommended for students planning to transfer to a four-year college.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate in exams or work samples the ability to explain microeconomic and macroeconomic, analyze and evaluate agribusiness problems and management decisions, and perform basic algebra and introductory calculus operations in the context of applied economic analysis and optimization.
  • demonstrate skills in fundamental agribusiness principles and analysis techniques into logical decision-making constructs.
  • develop strong communication skills, both oral and written, for the purpose of conveying the results of business analyses in a clear, persuasive, and informative manner.
  • learn to apply the concepts, principles, and terminology of business (economics, management, finance, marketing, and others) to real-world issues and opportunities in the agricultural and life sciences industries.
  • demonstrate specific skills in agriculture business, such as record keeping, marketing, and problem solving.

Total Units: 20


Required Courses:

Course Number Title Units
AGBS B2 Agricultural Economics 3.0
SOIL B1 Introduction to Soil Science 3.0
AGRI B1 Agriculture, Environment & Society 3.0
AGBS B6 Agricutlure Sales & Communication 3.0
CRPS B1 Principles of Crop Production 3.0
  -or-  
FORE B1 Introduction to Forestry 3.0
  -or-  
ANSC B1 Introduction to Animal Science 3.0
  -or-  
ORNH B1 Introduction to Ornamental Horticulture 3.0
COMP B5 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3.0
  -or-  
COMP B2 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3.0
AGRI B49 Agriculture Leadership Training 2.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.


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