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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Agriculture Business

Career/Technical
AS Degree in Agriculture Business
Certificate of Achievement in Agriculture Business

Agriculture Business Program
www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/agriculture/
Bruce Hicks, Chair (530) 895-2514
Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
The Agriculture Business program provides the student with employable skills and provides a framework for further study if desired. Course work is practical and broad-based. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills in business management, marketing, finance, computers, human relations, and agricultural accounting.

The computer labs, campus farm, and greenhouses provide an ideal setting for hands on learning. To gain practical experience on and off campus internships are available. Numerous area agriculture businesses provide opportunities for field trips, internships, and employment. Student clubs such as the Agriculture Ambassadors provide opportunities for leadership development and community service.

Career Opportunities
A career in Agriculture Business is both financially rewarding and personally challenging.

For job seekers, it is probably the most readily available entry-level position in the agriculture industry. Numerous specialized companies throughout northern California require qualified persons for marketing, sales, finance, policy, government, farm ranch management, and international trade and development.

For job entry and advancement, however, certain basic skills remain fundamental. These include proficiency in computers, record keeping, finance, management and marketing. The following is a list of possible Agriculture Business Career Opportunities: Bookkeeper, Business Manager, Business Owner, Commodity Broker, Community Development, Consultant, Equipment Dealer, Farm and Ranch Manager, International Development Specialist, Insurance Agent, Land Appraiser, Livestock buyer, Loan Officer, Management Specialist, Produce Buyer, Public Relations, Retail Sales and Sales Representative.


Gainful Employment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Agriculture Business:
www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0129800CA.html





To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


AS Degree in Agriculture Business 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Accumulate, record, and analyze agricultural financial data.
  • Analyze specific agricultural markets to explain and predict changes in price and economic behavior.
  • Make effective business decisions using a systematic, information-based approach.
Required courses for the major: 31 Units

AGR 99 Work Experience-AGR Has prerequisite(s)2


Certificate of Achievement in Agriculture Business 19 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Accumulate, record, and analyze agricultural financial data.
  • Analyze specific agricultural markets to explain and predict changes in price and economic behavior.
  • Make effective business decisions using a systematic, information-based approach.
Required courses for the certificate:

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