Associate in Science in Agriculture Business for Transfer (AS-T)

Division: Agriculture

Students completing the Associate in Science in Agriculture Business for Transfer will be able to seamlessly transfer in the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Agricultural Business. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Agriculture Business through the study of economics, accounting and sales. Students will acquire skills and abilities in agriculture economics, use of agriculture accounting software, sales and marketing of products, management and computer skills. This degree is specifically intended to facilitate a seamless transfer to the CSU system, but it also provides the preparation necessary for immediate employment in retail sales, crop management, bookkeeping, and entry-level finance.

Program Outcomes

  • Use economic principles to analyze financial data to optimize production in an agricultural business.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in public relations and business communications.
  • Employ learned principles through applications created for real world management scenarios.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

Agriculture Business for Transfer (AS-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for agriculture business for all CSU campuses that offer a similar degree. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult ASSIST.org and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Upon completion of this Associate in Science in Agriculture Business for Transfer (AS-T) Degree students will be prepared for employment in retail sales, assistant crop managers, entry-level finance and bookkeeping. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include: sales representatives, marketing, farm managers and accountants.

GENERAL EDUCATION37-39
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES12-15
AG 004Soil Science *3
or CHEM 001 General Chemistry 1
or CHEM 020 Intro to General Chemistry
AGMT 001Agriculture Economics *3
ECON 050Principles of Macroeconomics *3
MATH 021Introduction to Statistics *4
or BUS 020 Business Statistics
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES9
Select three of the following courses:
AGMT 102Ag Sales and Marketing3
AGMT 103Intro to Agriculture Business3
AGMT 104Agriculture Accounting3
AGMT 108AG Business Computer Apps3
ASCI 001Intro to Animal Science *3
or PLSI 001 Intro to Plant Science
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ELECTIVES6-12
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units.
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TOTAL60

The Associate in Science Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average and a “C” or better grade in all required major and restricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).