CERT - Occupational Certificate
Over the past several years, the need for well-trained entry-level agricultural technicians has greatly increased. To meet this need, this program is offered for those wishing to pursue this occupation which, upon completion, will enable the student to become employable. The course work contained in the certificate may be applied to the A.A.S. degree in Applied Agriculture.
Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in agricultural technology that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position within the field.
- Identify and define function of plant tissues, specialized cells, and sub-cellular organelles.
- Explain the 5 primary functions of plants including: photosynthesis, respiration, translocation, absorption, and transpiration.
- Describe the complexities and functions of the flower including pollination, double fertilization, embryo development and its genetic inheritance.
- Identify the relationship of soil moisture and fertilizer availability.
- Identify and solve some of the problems facing production and distribution.
- List and demonstrate an understanding of the various methods of monitoring the financial aspects of an agricultural business.
Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements
The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program. For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes.
First Semester: Fall
|AGB 230||Agricultural Business Management||3||Major Requirement|
|AGS 200||Food Safety Practices||4||Departmental Requirement|
|BIO 181||General Biology I/GE (recommended)||4||Major Requirement|
|ECN 250||Microeconomics/GE||3||Major Requirement|
|PLS 100||Plant Science/GE||4||Major Requirement|
Second Semester: Spring
|ACC 211||Financial Accounting||3||Major Requirement|
|AGS 220||Food Safety in Facilities (recommended)||4||Departmental Requirement|
|MAT 220||Calculus I/GE||5||Major Requirement|
|PLS 211||Soils/GE||4||Major Requirement|
|PLS 290||Vegetable Crop Production (recommended)||4||Departmental Requirement|