Are you interested in agriculture and are looking to develop your leadership skills?

Our Agriculture Business courses will develop and expand the student’s knowledge of Agriculture Business.  In our courses, students will develop knowledge and skills sufficient to gain and hold entry-level jobs in Agriculture Business. 

Additionally, students will learn step-by-step sales techniques, stage presence, self-evaluation of voice, habits, abilities in sales, and understanding of sales career. Our ag business classes will help students prepare for a career as an ag leader or sales person.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate characteristics of a good communication skills;
  • Demonstrate techniques to develop a sales relationship;
  • Maximize technology and resources to successfully market a good or product;
  • Model professional sales presentation strategies

As part of our agriculture business program, you can earn a Certificate of Achievement in Agriculture Sales and Marketing: 

In this program you will learn:

  • Communication skills
  • The basics of the business and economics of the agriculture industry
  • How to develop sales relationships
  • Professional sales strategies
  • Skills in online marketing and sales

Here are the classes you will take:

Course Title Units
AGBUS 013: Introduction to Agriculture Business 3 units
AG 011: Ag Sales and Communication 3 units
AGBUS 015: Computer Applications to Agriculture 3 units
CIS 002G: Introduction to E Commerce 3 units
AG 015X: Occupational Work Experience 3 units
AGBUS 022: Agriculture Leadership 3 units
Total Agriculture Business courses: 15 units

 

This certificate program is not eligible for federal funding due to program length. Students who pursue this certificate program may seek financial assistance from the California Promise Grant that can pay for enrollment fees if eligible.
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Careers You Could Have

You already know you have the seeds of success within you. West Hills can help you grow them into a rewarding career. Are you ready to take the next step?
  • Agricultural consltant
  • Agricultural sales 
  • Farm manager
  • Fish farm manager
  • Plant breeder/geneticist
  • Rural practice surveyor

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