Associate of Science in Agricultural Business Management - Not for Transfer (AS)

Division: Agriculture

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment and/or potential further study in the field of Agricultural Business Management through the study of sales and service, marketing, accounting, economics, computer applications and management. Students will acquire communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary to effectively contribute to the agriculture business environment.

Program Outcomes

  • Use economic principles to analyze financial data to optimize production in an agricultural business.
  • Employ effective oral and written communication skills necessary to the agriculture business industry.
  • Develop critical thinking skills essential to contributing to the dynamic agribusiness environment.
  • Demonstrate capability to assist upper management in business decisions related to the supply of food and fiber.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: assistant bookkeeper, assistant farm manager, ranch assistant, entry-level analyst, assessor, marketing assistant, agriculture sales and productionmanagement assistant.


The degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.

General Education and Subject Requirements (25 Units)25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
Required Major Courses (18 Units)18
Agriculture Economics *
Ag Sales and Marketing
Intro to Agriculture Business
Agriculture Accounting
AG Business Computer Apps
Agriculture Wrk Exp-1st Sem
Electives (20 Units)20
Select additional degree applicable courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units.

Course meets General Education requirement and 3 units may double count above in COS-GE.

The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:

  1. Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair).
  2. General Education requirements.
  3. Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
  4. A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).