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 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 Education (37-39 Units)37-39
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
Required Major Courses (12-15 Units)12-15
Soil Science
General Chemistry 1
Intro to General Chemistry
Agriculture Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to Statistics
Business Statistics
Restricted Electives (9 Units)9
Select three of the following courses:
Ag Sales and Marketing
Intro to Agriculture Business
Agriculture Accounting
AG Business Computer Apps
Intro to Animal Science
Intro to Plant Science
Electives (6-12 Units)6-12
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units.

Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 12-15 units may be double counted above in 1A (CSU GE).


9-13 units may be double counted above in 1B (IGETC-CSU). IGETC-CSU requires completion of IGETC AREA 1C.

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).