Associate in Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGB139 Agribusiness Computer Operations 3
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry Or permission of Program Director NS 0–3
FON161 Sustainable Food Production Systems RC 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment FYC 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area HU 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGS164 Plant Growth and Development SQ 4
RE Restricted Elective RE 3
MAT112 Mathematical Concepts and Applications OR Higher level mathematics course 3
AGS260 Soils AGS260 is offered in the Spring only. AGS260 meets the Natural Sciences area SQ 4
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking CR 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGS165AA Fall Sustainable Crop Production 3
AGS166 Aquaponics 3
AGS262 Irrigation Design, Installation, Operation, and Trouble Shooting AGS262 is offered in the Fall only 3
SSH111 Sustainable Cities Meets Social and Behavioral Sciences G, HU, SB 3
RE Restricted Elective AGB132 or AGB144 or AGS186 RE 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGB130 Establishing And Running An Agribusiness Course offered Spring only. 3
AGB231 Marketing of Agricultural Products Course offered Spring only. Offered online only 3
AGS165AB Spring Sustainable Crop Production Course offered Spring only. 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
AGS268 Integrated Pest Management in the Cultivated Environment Course offered Spring only. 4

Restricted Electives

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AGB132 Agribusiness and Management 3
AGB144 Agriculture Processing 3
AGS186 Greenhouse Management And Construction 3

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