This certificate program is designed for students with a career goal of becoming an agriculture teacher and choose to acquire associate degrees in other areas of agriculture. Certificate program that allows students to focus on their current degree program while increasing their breadth of experience in agriculture. Students will participate in program planning, community outreach and student recruitment activities. Students will meet the Orientation in Agricultural Education required by universities by observing agriculture classrooms at local secondary school sites. Upon graduation from Reedley College, these students will transfer to university offering undergraduate degrees in Agriculture Education.
|CB01: Course Department Number||CB01: Course Department Number||Annual # Sections||Annual Enrollment Total||Annual # Sections||Annual Enrollment Total|
|AGBS-1||Introduction to Agriculture Business||5||116||3||69|
|AGBS-4||Computer Applications in Agriculture||5||120||4||111|
|AGBS-5||Ag Sales and Communications||4||75||2||49|
|AGBS-8||Agriculture and Natural Resources Ambassadors||2||34||2||17|
|AGED-50||Agriculture Education Orientation||2||18||2||16|
|AS-1||Introduction to Animal Science||16||329||14||293|
|AS-3||Small Ruminant Production||1||21||1||29|
|EH-30||Principles of Environmental Horticulture||8||149||4||59|
|MAG-40||Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics||19||292||8||87|
|MAG-41||Introduction to Agricultural Welding||20||283||16||181|
|MAG-42||Small Gasoline and Diesel Engines||4||83||4||66|
|MAG-44||Agriculture Welding Fabrication||10||132||5||55|
|NR-1||Introduction to Forestry||4||82||4||73|
|NR-7||Conservation of Natural Resources||8||232||7||204|
|NR-14||Principles of Wildlife Management||2||50||2||30|
|PLS-1||Introduction to Plant Science||4||186||4||129|
Manyof the students with a career goal of becoming an agriculture teacher choose toacquire associate degrees in other areas of agriculture. This certificateprogram allows students to focus on their current degree program whilepreparing for a career in Agriculture Education Upon completion of thecertificate requirements and graduation from Reedley College, most studentswill seek a bachelors of science in Agriculture Education at a partneringuniversity. Additionally, this certificate will allow Reedley Collegestudents to complete courses that are traditionally impacted at transferinstitutions.
Currently, Reedley College offers an AS Degree in AgricultureEducation. Since this degree program was initiated we have found that themajority of students interested in becoming agriculture educators have declaredmajors within specific agriculture disciplines. Although Agriculture Educationis a single subject credential program at the university level, it encompassesall disciplines within the agriculture field (Ag Business, Animal Science,Plant Science, Natural Resources/Forestry, Mechanized Agriculture).
The objective of this certificate is to allow students withan interest in becoming an agriculture teacher, experience the secondaryagriculture classroom through our AGED-50 course (Orientation in AgricultureEducation) which meets the university of California requirement for forty-fivehours of classroom observation and participate in leadership development throughthe AGBS-8 (Agriculture and Natural Resources Ambassadors) course.Additionally, students must complete a minimum of nine (9) semester units ofinstruction from one (1) of the five (5) agriculture pathway disciplines.
The Agriculture Education Certificate of Achievement at Reedley College is aninnovative program providing students experiences in agriculture educationwhile completing complementary degrees.
Studentswill complete the core requirements and one specialization.
|Core requirements, 5 units||AGBS-8 |
|Agriculture and Natural Resources Ambassadors Agriculture Education Orientation||2 |
|Animal Science Specialization, minimum of 9 units||AS-1|
|Introduction to Animal Science Beef Production Small Ruminant Production Swine Production Equine Science||3|
|Environmental Horticulture Specialization, minimum of 9 units||EH-30 |
|Principles of Environmental Horticulture Floral Design Plant Propagation/Production Landscape Design Introduction to Plant Science|
Soils Soils Laboratory
|Agriculture Business Specialization, minimum of 9 units||AGBS-1|
|Introduction to Agriculture Business Agricultural Economics Agriculture Accounting Computer Applications in Agriculture Ag Sales and Communications||3|
|Natural Resources/Forestry Specialization, minimum of 9 units||NR-1|
|Introduction to Forestry Forest Ecosystems Conservation of Natural Resources Watershed Ecology Principles of Wildlife Management||3|
|Agriculture Mechanics Specialization, minimum of 9 units||MAG-40|
|Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics Introduction to Agricultural Welding Small Gasoline and Diesel Engines Agriculture Welding Fabrication||3|