Bakersfield College


Agriculture Business Management Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement in Agriculture Business Management is intended for those students who plan to enter the workforce.

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, marketing of agricultural products, sales and services.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • understand economic concepts and quantitative methods.
  • demonstrate critical, integrative, and evaluative thinking.
  • have well-developed verbal and written communication skills that are necessary for efficient and clear dissemination of economic analysis, as well as for success in private and public sector careers.
  • understand and interpret economic news and trends using economic theory and apply them to agricultural operations for employment that will enhance opportunities and success in agriculture business in the 21st century.
  • demonstrate specific skills in agriculture business.
  • have an understanding of the business and economics of the agricultural industry, agricultural business, and the implications to the agricultural producer, consumer, and the food system.
  • have an understanding of management principles encountered in the day to day operation of an agricultural enterprise.
  • understand the production and marketing disciplines needed for employment.

Career Opportunities:

Field Representative: $35,000 - 45,000, Sales Assistant: $30,000 - 40,000 (possible commission options), Marketing Assistant: $30,000-40,000, Business Development Assistant: $40,000-50,000, Warehouse Supervisor: $30,000-40,000, Procurement Assistant: $30,000 - $40,000

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement

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

Total Units: 26

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
AGRI B1 Agriculture, Environment and Society 3.0
AGBS B6 Agricultural Sales and Communication 3.0
WEXP B248 Occupational Work Experience Education 3.0
AGRI B49 Agriculture Leadership Training 2.0

Select 3 units from the following

Course # Name Units
AGBS B2 Agricultural Economics 3.0
SOIL B1 Introduction to Soil Science 3.0
CRPS B1 Principles of Crop Production 3.0

Select 3 units from the following

Course # Name Units
COMP B5 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3.0
COMP B2 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3.0

Select 3 units from the following

Course # Name Units
CRPS B2 Forage Crops 3.0
NRES B1 Range Management 3.0

Select 3 units from the following

Course # Name Units
ANSC B1 Introduction to Animal Science 3.0
ANSC B2 Beef Production 3.0
ANSC B4 Dairy Production 3.0
ANSC B10 Horse Production 3.0

Select 3 units from the following

Course # Name Units
FORE B2 Natural Resources 3.0
FORE B1 Introduction to Forestry 3.0
FORE B3 Wildlife Management 3.0
FORE B5 Identification of California Wildlife 3.0
FORE B6 Forestry Skills 3.0