The Agriculture major is designed for students who are looking at an Associate Degree from Porterville College as a terminal Degree as well as for students transferring to four-year schools with various Agriculture majors. The required classes represent the normal undergraduate core for transfer to the CSU system.
Graduates from a four-year school have a wide range of career options including but not limited to: Agriculture Business and Agriculture Production areas.
Program Learning Outcomes: Students will understand and describe the nature of leadership and the role of the manager as a leader; compare and contrast the role of agriculture in the economic structure of the country and the world; identify the Best Management Practices for sustained productivity of agricultural production; demonstrate technological competency by using technology effectively in the business environment or workplace; explain the significance of international cooperation to the success of global Agribusiness.
At least twenty-four (24) units must be completed from the following courses:
Core Courses - 12 units required
AGRI P101 - Introduction to Agribusiness 3 units
AGRI P102 - Agricultural Economics 3 units
AGRI P103 - Agricultural Sales 3 units
AGRI P104 - Computer Applications in Agriculture 3 units
Optional Courses - 12 units
AGRI P105 - Farm Accounting 3 units
AGRI P106 - Introduction to Soil Science 3 units
AGRI P107 - Agricultural Marketing 3 units
AGRI P110 - Principles of Pesticide Use 3 units
AGRI P117 - Plant Propagation/Production 3 units
AGRI P131 - Introduction to Plant Science 3 units
AGRI P132 - Agricultural Math 3 units
AGRI P133 - Orchard Production and Management 3 units
AGRI P134 - Vineyard Production and Management 3 units
AGRI P135 - Irrigation Fundamentals 3 units
General Education: In addition to completing the major requirements, students must also complete one general education pattern:
Electives as needed to complete the 60 minimum units to complete the degree.