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Agriculture Business Certificate
Semester Hours:  27
Effective Term: Fall 2015
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description: This Certificate provides students with specialized agricultural workplace skills for entry-level agribusiness positions.

Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6: centralaz.edu/documents/disclosures/Agriculture_Business/Gedt.html

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Agriculture Business Certificate (27 Credits)

Core Requirements (9)
AGB 100 Introduction to Agriculture Business (3)
AGB 124 Microcomputers in Agriculture (3)
AGB 225 Agriculture Business Analysis (3)


Select two of the following courses (6):
AGB 213 Introduction to Agricultural Commodity and
Food Marketing (3)
AGB 121 Resource and Environmental Economics (3)
Ans 110 Horse Event Production (3)

Select one of the following courses (3):
ACC 100 Fundamentals of Accounting (3)
OR
AGB 123 Agriculture Accounting (3)

Select one of the following courses (3):
BUS 101 Business Mathematics (3)
OR
MAT 118 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher

Select one of the following courses (3):
ENG101 English Composition III (3)
OR
ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3)

Select one AGEC Oral Communications course (3):
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3)
OR
COM206 Public Speaking (3)
OR
any AGEC COM course


Other Requirements
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
* In addition to the outcomes of the required agriculture courses, the degree has general education outcomes (e.g. math and English) and elective outcomes.

1. (Comprehension Level) Describe the commodity marketing system including raw materials and undifferentiated food products.
2. (Comprehension Level) Describe the food marketing system beginning with raw materials and ending with the consumer.
3. (Knowledge Level) Identify the purpose and need for agricultural financial records.
4. (Synthesis Level) Develop an enterprise analysis system.
5. (Comprehension Level) Explain accounting principles and rules.
6. (Application Level) Demonstrate knowledge of the role of agriculture in economic development.
7. (Application Level) Demonstrate the ability to use various applications of computer technology for agricultural management and problem solving.
8. (Analysis Level) Calculate appropriate financial ratios from an income statement and a balance sheet.
9. (Comprehension Level) Understand the basic functions of operating a business.
10. (Application Level) Maintain a complete set of accounting records for a sole proprietorship, including the financial statements and completion of the accounting cycle.
11. (Synthesis Level) Utilize accounting information to make business decisions.
12. (Application Level) Identify and apply leadership critical thinking skills.
13. (Application Level) Use writing and reading for inquiry, thinking, learning and communicating.
Standards for Program
None