Associate of Science in Agricultural Technology (AS)

Division: Agriculture

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Agriculture Technology through the study of agriculture equipment maintenance and repair, basic equipment construction and fabrication, including layout, finish and welding of metal agriculture structures. Students will acquire skills in uses of tools and equipment necessary for modern farming operations.

Program Outcomes

  • List, explain, and demonstrate safety practices at all times.
  • Explain and demonstrate basic equipment operation and maintenance for both small and large agriculture equipment.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: general agriculture, sales and service of agriculture equipment, equipment manufacturing, ag mechanics and welding.

Note

This 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 REQUIREMENTS25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE)
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES22
AG 110Ag Leadership3
AGTC 103Farm Power3
AGTC 106Agriculture Welding3
AGTC 201Intro to Ag Power Equipment3
AGTC 210Ag Project Construction3
WELD 162Shielded Metal Arc Welding4
WEXP 193 FAgriculture Wrk Exp-1st Sem3
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES13
Select 13 units from the following courses:
AGMT 108AG Business Computer Apps3
AGTC 212Welding Power Sources/Applicat1
AGTC 220Irrigation Wells and Pumps3
AGTC 222Irrigation System Installation3
AGTC 225Outdoor Power Equipment Applic2
PLSI 108Water Management3
PLSI 118Advanced Irrigation3
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TOTAL60

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).