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Zerryl Becker




Inland Empire/Desert


College of the Desert

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Program Details

Program Title

Agriculture Office Assistant Certificate of Achievement

Submission Type


TOPs Code

Plant Science (010300)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description
This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment as an agriculture office assistant. Students completing this certificate will acquire familiarity with the principles of plant science and food safety, be adept at using Microsoft Office for agriculture business purposes, and acquire professional skills. Upon success completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in agriculture and retail sales, agriculture bookkeeper, marketing assistant, and farm and ranch manager assistant.
Enrollment Completer Projections
2018/19: 7 completers

Program Proposal Attributes

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  • Certificate of Achievement: 16 or greater semester (or 24 or greater quarter) units (C)
Program Goal
Demonstrate managerial and leadership abilities in Agriculture Office classes for employment that will enhance opportunities and success in the agriculture industry. Master academic proficiency and demonstrate specific skills within agriculture office disciplines needed for employment within the industry. Communicate effectively in the agricultural office environment. Use office and computer skills and an understanding of agriculture in day-to-day business

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative


Program Requirements
CART 001 Safety and Sanitation (3 units); AGEH 008 Landscape Management ( 3 units); AGPS 002 Entomology (4 units); AGPS 005 Plant Science; CIS 002 Microsoft Outlook (2 units); CIS 003 Microsoft Word (1 unit); CIS 006 Business Research (1 unit); Electives from: AGEH 001 horticulture; AGEH 005 Plant Identification; AGEH 027 Pest Management; AGEH 046 Landscape irrigation (1 unit); AGEH 046L Landscape Irrigation Lab (1 unit); AGEH 030 Landscape equipment(3); AGPS 001 horticulture (4 units); AGPS 005L Plant Science Lab (1 unit); AGPS 032 Pesticide Laws (1 unit); AGPS 059A Leadership 91 unit); AGPS 059B Careers ( 1 unit); BI 004 Elements of biology ( 4units); BUAC 010 Accounting with QuickBooks ( 3 units): BUAC 050 Accounting in the Business Environment ( 3 units); BUAC 051 Entrepreneurial Accounting ( 3 units); CH 003 General Chemistry ( 3 units); CIS 004 Microsoft PowerPoint (1 unit); CIS 005 Computer Survival Skills (2 units); CIS 012 Professional Office Skills(3 units); CIS 072D Microsoft Excel (3 units); ECON 002 Microeconomics (3 units); MATH 014 Statistics (4 units); NR 020 GPS and Map Use ( 1 unit); NR 021 Introduction to GIS (3 units); BUAC 095A or CIS 095A or AGEH 095A Work Experience (1-4 units)

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Published at

10/04/17 - 01:21 PM



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Diann Thursby Super User   ·  10/09/17

Received regional recommendation at 10-9-17 IE/DRC Deans Meeting.