Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3014
First Term: 2009 Spring      
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 64-69
CIP Code: 01.0102

Occupational Area:
Instructional Council: Agriculture/Equine Science (02)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:

Description: A graduate of this program is competent in the skills necessary to engage in the business of Agribusiness. Opportunities-As the cost of farming increases, fewer individuals will be able to get started in farming. The number of large corporate and partnership farms will increase. Since these types of farms are usually operated by farm managers, employment of farm managers is expected to increase as fast as the average of all occupations through the mid-1980-s and beginning farmers may find opportunities in this field. Program-This two-year Agribusiness Program emphasizes the technology of production and management. The program is designed to prepare the individual to become employed as farm hands, herdsmen, technicians, supervisors, managers, or owners in farming, ranching, and dairying. In addition the program prepares the individuals for jobs with government agencies or other agencies involved with the technical phases of the Animal Science Industry.

Required Courses
AGB139 Agribusiness Computer Operations 3
AGS164 Plant Growth and Development 4
AGS260 Origin and Composition of Soils 4
Credits: 11

Program Competencies
1. Run computer programs for practical agricultural use. (AGB139)
2. Classify agricultural plants according to use, growth habits and economic importance in determining the factors influencing plant behavior and accepted cultural practices. (AGS164)
3. Take representative soil samples, test and interpret sample results and prepare written cultural management practices based on the data obtained. (AGS260)
4. Organize, set up and keep agricultural production records and inventories. (AGB132)
5. Select seed for variety and quality, plant, fertilize, irrigate, cultivate, control plant pests and harvest field crops. (AGS165AA)
6. Classify domestic animals by breed characteristics and market grades; describing the digestive process, metabolic and reproduction systems; and make recommendations for growth and reproduction management practice programs based on this information. (ANS110AA)
7. Describe and compare the types and characteristics of modern livestock breeds to correlate with their production and performance. (ANS115)
8. Use animal growth and behavior, genetics and environmental factors to plan livestock management programs and livestock facilities. (ANS212)
9. Describe the functions of the eliminatory canal, determine nutrient values of feed materials, calculate and balance animal rations. (ANS213)
10. Describe and explain the functions of animal anatomy and physiology as it applies to the nervous, skeletal, muscular, respiratory, circulatory and endocrine systems of animals. (ANS222)
11. Describe the symptoms, prevention and treatment of common animal diseases. (ANS223)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 6-27-00

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