Agriculture Occupational

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.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in agricultural technology that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position within the field.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Program Map

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. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
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

Course Course Title Credits Area
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
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