Associate of Science in Agriculture Technology (AS)

Division: Agriculture

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Agriculture Technology or Agriculture Irrigation through the study of agriculture equipment maintenance and repair, basic equipment construction and fabrication or through the study of irrigation systems, pumps, wells, valves, and system automation. Students will acquire skills in uses of tools and equipment necessary for modern farming operations.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate safe habits in the workplace.
  • Students will demonstrate the necessary technical skills as accepted by the industry.

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, agriculture mechanics, agriculture irrigation technician. 

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.

 Program Requirements

GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE)
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES15
AGTC 106Agriculture Welding3
AGTC 201Small Engines3
AGTC 210Agriculture Project Construction3
PLSI 108Water Management3
WEXP 193 FAgriculture Wrk Exp-1st Sem3
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES15
Select 15 units from the following courses:
AG 110Ag Leadership3
AGMT 108Ag Business Computer Applications3
AGTC 103Farm Power3
AGTC 202Farm Equipment Construction3
AGTC 219Irrigation System Design3
AGTC 220Irrigation Wells and Pumps3
AGTC 222Ag Irrigation Systems3
AGTC 225Compact Diesel Engines3
PLSI 118Advanced Irrigation3
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ELECTIVES5
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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).