Agricultural Systems Management

A.A. - Transfer Degree

Students preparing for transfer to a four-year college of agriculture will find the necessary required courses in agriculture, science, mathematics, and related subject areas available to them and will be advised by the agriculture faculty. This program articulates with the B.S. in Agricultural Systems Management offered by the University of Arizona—Yuma.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge in agricultural science that will prepare them for transfer to the university and (2) critical thinking skills in AWC’s General Education focus areas.

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.
  • Demonstrate necessary skills and knowledge to effectively control common agricultural pests.
  • Correlate soil properties with plant growth and make recommendations regarding nutrient availability, crop water requirements and basic soil management.
  • Identify the relationship of soil moisture and fertilizer availability.
  • Identify and solve some of the problems facing production and distribution.
  • Analyze new and innovative production techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the accounting cycle applyong accounting principles, assumptions, and constraints while learning accounting terminology.
  • List and demonstrate an understanding of the various methods of monitoring the financial aspects of an agricultural business.
  • Demonstrate the skills required in diagnosing farm business problems.

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
BIO 181 General Biology I/GE 4 GE- Physical/Biological Science

ENG 101 or ENG 107

Freshman Composition 1/GE

GE- Composition
MAT 151 College Algebra/GE  4 GE- Math
PLS 100 Plant Science/GE  4 Major Requirement

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
ACC 211 Financial Accounting 3 Departmental Requirement
BIO 182 General Biology II/GE 4 GE- Physical/Biological Science
CIS 105 or    CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Information Systems/GE (recommended) 3 GE- Additional Courses
ENG 102 Freshman Composition 2/GE 3 GE- Composition
PLS 211 Soils/GE 4 Major Requirement

Third Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGB 230 Agriculture Business Management 3 Major Requirement
AGS/ANS/PLS Elective 4 Departmental Requirement
CHM 151 General Chemistry/GE 4 Departmental Requirement
ECN 250 Microeconomics/GE 3 GE- Social and Behavioral Science
AGS 101 Agriculture: Solving the Problems of the World/GE 3 GE- Humanities

Fourth Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
AGS/ANS/PLS Elective 3-4 Departmental Requirement
AGS/ANS/PLS Elective 3-4 Departmental Requirement
ECN 240 Macroeconomics/GE 3 GE- Social and Behavioral Science
ENG 281 Introduction to Film Studies/GE 3 GE- Arts 
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish 2/GE 4 GE-Additional Courses
Open the program map above to view the recommended classes to complete the program. You can also print the program map using the button above.

Transfer Information

Arizona State University  BA, BS See program options None
University of Arizona  BS See program options 2nd Semester Proficiency

Transfer Tools

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AZTransfer will provide you with more information and tools on how to transfer to ASU, NAU, and UofA.

Need help with transferring?  The AWC Transfer Services office can provide you with individualized help to explore degree pathways and specific university requirements.  Visit their website or schedule an appointment with a transfer specialist.