Agriculture Science Technology

Agriculture Science Technology AS Degree

The 2018-2019 course catalog requires a correction. The following program should read as follows:

The Precision Agriculture program prepares students to work with global positioning satellite (GPS) systems, geographic information system (GIS) software, automatic tractor guidance systems, variable rate chemical input applicators, surveying equipment, and related computer software. Students will learn in hands-on, real-world applications. Completing the certificate qualifies the student to enter the professional job market in the public sector as well as the agriculture industry. Units for the Precision Agriculture Certificate apply to the Associates Science Degree in Agriculture.

Upon completion of the program the student will be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Students will demonstrate their ability to use agricultural technology.
  • Students will understand agronomic fundamentals (soil, plant, water relationships)
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to physically map using GPS and digitize field boundaries to create maps in GIS
  • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills needed to obtain employment upon graduation

Students must fulfill the following requirements to qualify for an associate degree:

  • Complete the Associate Degree requirements
  • Complete major course requirements as specified in the catalog with a C or better
  • Complete electives to reach a total of 60 degree applicable units
  • Maintain a grade point average of 2.00 overall
  • Complete the English and math competency requirements with a C or better


Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses
AG-015X Occupational Work Experience 1
AGBUS-015 Computer Application to Agriculture 3
SLSCI-021 Introduction to Soils 4
CRPSCI-001 Introduction to Plant Science 3
CRPSCI-002 Plant Science Theory 3
Plus at least 15 units from the courses listed below
AG-011 Agriculture Sales and Communications 3
AG-014 Tractor Operation 3
AGBUS-040 Introductory Agricultural Economics 3
AET-10 Surveying 3
AET-015 CAD for Agriculture 3
AET-021 Ag-Irrigation Management 3
AET-022 Irrigation Evaluation and Design 4
AET-023 Advanced Irrigation Design 3
AET-024 Drip & Micro Irrigation Design & Mgmt. 3
CRPSCI-006 Introduction to Precision Farming 3
CRPSCI 008 Applications of Geospatial Technology 3
CRPSCI 017 Control and Sensor Systems in Ag 3
CRPSCI 018 Precision Ag Software 3
CRPSCI-019 Water Management/California Water 3
CRPSCI 021 Orchard Production 3
CRPSCI 023 Row Crop Production 3
CRPSCI-032 Weeds and Poisonous Plants 3
CRPSCI-036 Fertilizers and Soil Amendments 3
CRPSCI-044 Economic Entomology 3
CRPSCI-045 California Pest Control Laws & Regs 2
IMT-060 Industrial Core 3
IMT-061 Industrial Maintenance Mechanic I 3
IMT-062 Industrial Maintenance Mechanic II 3
WT-070 Introduction to Certified Welding 2.5
Total 26