Porterville College


Agribusiness (AS-T)

The Associate in Science in Agribusiness for transfer is designed to prepare students to continue studies toward a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness or for entry-level into a variety of career options. Students who pursue an Agribusiness degree will enjoy a wealth of career options in areas including, but not limited to: Agribusiness, General Business, Agricultural Sales, Ag Marketing, Ag Finance, Agricultural Production, Agricultural research, Vocational Ag Education and general agriculture. They may work in a number of specialty areas related to Agriculture, including, but not limited to: accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, logistics, communication and information systems.

Program Learning Outcomes: By the completion of the degree the student will be able to: analyze business, economic, or financial principles and explain their applications to the real-world of agriculture; apply written and verbal communication skills in an Agribusiness relationship, a teamwork setting or a leadership position; demonstrate applications of ethical behavior in the agribusiness environment; demonstrate competency by using technology effectively in the agribusiness environment; explain the significance of international markets to the success of global agribusiness and the stability of commodity prices domestically.

Students must satisfy both of the following requirements in order to earn the Associate in Science in Agribusiness for Transfer degree:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Required Core Courses (13-15 Credits):

AGRI P106 - Intro to Soil Science 3 units


CHEM P106 - Intro to Chemical Principles 4 units


CHEM P101A - General Inorganic Chemistry 5 units


AGRI P102 - Agricultural Economics 3 units

ECON P102 - Principals of Economics 3 units

MATH P122 - Intro to Probability and Statistics 4 units

List A: Select three of the following courses (9 units)

AGRI P101 - Intro to Agribusiness 3 units

AGRI P103 - Agriculture Sales 3 units

AGRI P104 - Computer Applications in Agriculture 3 units

AGRI P105 - Farm Accounting 3 units

AGRI P131 - Introduction to Plant Science 3 units

List B: Select 0 - 9 units of the following courses:

Any course from List A not already chosen.


Students are not required to complete additional campus course graduation requirements.

Effective Fall 2017