Agricultural Systems Management
A.A. - Transfer Degree
Learn more about transfer options below.
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.
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.
- 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.
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
|BIO 181||General Biology I/GE||4||GE- Physical/Biological Science|
ENG 101 or ENG 107
Freshman Composition 1/GE
|MAT 151||College Algebra/GE||4||GE- Math|
|PLS 100||Plant Science/GE||4||Major Requirement|
Second Semester: Spring
|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
|AGB 230||Agriculture Business Management||3||Major 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
|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|
|Arizona State University||BA, BS||See program options||None|
|University of Arizona||BS||See program options||2nd Semester Proficiency|