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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Agriculture Plant Science

AS-T Degree in Agriculture Plant Science

Agriculture Plant Science Program
Carrie Monlux, Chair (530) 895-2494
Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378
Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264
Transfer information:

About the Program
The Associate in Science in Agriculture Plant Science for Transfer degree (AS-T in Agriculture Plant Science) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Plant Science at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multicultural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories.

To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.

Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog.

AS-T Degree in Agriculture Plant Science 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate basic experimental knowledge through data gathering and analysis to solve problems in the laboratory and in the field.
  • Practice safe work habits in an employment setting, including handling and storage of hazardous materials, equipment operation, and tool safety.
  • Demonstrate mastery of general plant science skills for technical employment in the plant science management industry (agronomy, pomology, viticulture or nursery).
  • Apply the principles of ecology, soil science, and plant science to crop management problems. Develop integrated pest management programs for specific crops.
Required courses for the major: 21 - 23 Units

Required Core:
MATH 18 Introduction to Statistics Has prerequisite(s)3
List A: Select one
CHEM 21 Organic Chemistry I Has prerequisite(s)5

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