.Upon successful completion of the Agriculture Foundations certificate program, students will be prepared with foundational knowledge and skills needed for employment in the agricultural workforce. The participants will be able to explain the principles of agriculture, agriculture technologies, and agriculture equipment, read and create agricultural documents, identify safety equipment, safety processes and procedures, and safely work with basic agriculture equipment and tools.
1. Digital Literacy
2. Basic Equipment Operation
3. Basic Equipment Configuration
4. Basic Equipment Troubleshooting
5. General Agriculture Systems Fundamentals
6. Crop Production Systems
7. Tool Operation
8. Applied Technical Reading
9. Employability Skills
10. Animal Production Systems
11. Food Safety
12. Basic Safety
13. Industry Communication
14. Applied Technical Writing
To assess mastery of these core skills, we also defined 59 performance indicators to outline what students need to demonstrate for each skill. While these core skills might initially appear advanced, it’s crucial to note that their evaluation will occur at a foundational level. These carefully chosen skills, aligned with industry demands, are designed to equip students with an understanding of the entire agricultural value chain. This proficiency allows them to seamlessly navigate various scenarios and adapt to the evolving industry landscape.
A Certificate of Achievement in Agriculture Systems - Agriculture Foundation will be awarded upon the satisfactory completion of the curriculum listed below, with a minimum grade of a “C” (or P)in each course in the certificate and maintains a 2.0 GPA.
A cohort of 24 is the initial plan as that allows for adequate lab space to master competencies. However, the flexibility of short term courses and competency based education allows for multiple cohorts to complete the certificate in a given year or term.
Agriculture Systems certificate program develops a skilled, next-generation workforce to support advanced, sustainable food production and manufacturing through the following three pillars:
1. Industry-aligned, interdisciplinary workforce training and pathways
2. Competency-Based Education (CBE)
3. Connecting talent to industry
Ultimately, we are bridging a skills gap so that workers are prepared to take on the jobs that are emerging while also introducing them to a community college system in which they can explore pathways to build their skills.
A Certificate of Achievement in Agriculture Systems - Agriculture Foundation will be awarded upon the satisfactory completion of the curriculum listed below, with a minimum grade of a “C” (or P) in each course in the certificate and maintains a 2.0 GPA.
|AGAT||51||Agricultural Technical Literacy||2|
|AGAT||54||Equipment Operation, Configuration & Troubleshooting||3|
Total 12 Units
For CBE modality please reference the CBE addendum for the crosswalk between competencies and credit equivalencies.
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