The Associate in Science in Agriculture Plant Science for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Agricultural and Environmental Plant Science, Agricultural Science, Plant Science, Agriculture Education or Agriculture Studies at a CSU campus.
A student who completes one of these degrees will be prepared for careers in agronomy, crop production, plant breeding, pest control advising, harvest management, soil science, agricultural biology, as well as general agriculture.
Students completing the Associate in Science in Agriculture Plant Science for Transfer Degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not necessarily to a particular campus or major of choice. Students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements as the Associate in Science in Agriculture Plant Science for Transfer Degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a college or university that is not part of the CSU system.
To earn an Associate in Science in Agriculture Plant Science for Transfer degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtain a minimum cumulative transferable grade point average of 2.0.
- Obtain a "C" grade or better or "P" in all courses required for the major. Even though a "P" grade is allowed (Title 5, Section 55063), it is recommended that students complete their major courses with a letter grade ("A," "B," or "C") due to unit limitations on "P/NP" courses.
- Complete a minimum of 12 units in residence at Ventura College.
|Required Core (18 units):|
|AG V04||Introduction to Soil Science||3|
|AG V06||Introduction to Plant Science (with Laboratory)||3|
|AG V12||Agriculture Economics||3|
|or ECON V01B||Principles of Microeconomics|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
|or CHEM V20|
| Elementary Chemistry|
and Elementary Chemistry Laboratory
|MATH V44||Elementary Statistics||4|
|List A: Select one course (3-5 units)|
|AG V30||Plant Propagation and Production||3|
|AG V42||Plant Identification and Culture: Spring Specimens||3|
|AG V43||Plant Identification and Culture: Fall Specimens||3|
|General Organic Chemistry I|
and General Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
|CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC-CSU Pattern||37-39|
|Electives (CSU transferable units to reach 60)||11-15|
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Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Explain and evaluate relevant concepts of plant physiology, anatomy, nutrition, reproduction, and pest control to solve plant production problems under field, greenhouse, or landscape conditions.
- Identify and utilize pertinent concepts of soil physical, chemical, and biological properties and their interactions with plants to solve plant production problems under field, greenhouse, or landscape conditions.
- Apply concepts of plant propagation, utilizing techniques such as grafting, budding, layering, and micro-propagation, to effectively reproduce plants from seeds, stems, leaves, roots, and/or cuttings to produce grafted plants