Agriculture - Ag-Business

The Agriculture program offers several degree tracks for students which include Ag Business, Animal Science, Plant and Soil Science, and Integrated Agricultural Systems. Certificate, Associate in Applied Sciences degrees (AAS) and transfer options are available.

Ag-Business combines knowledge and skills from the fields of general agriculture and business administration to prepare students for the management functions involved with the production and marketing of agricultural commodities. The Ag-Business curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.


Career Opportunities

  • Farm Managers
  • Sales Associates
  • Commodity Brokers
  • Store Managers
  • Consultants


Mission Statement

Inspiring students to reach their fullest potential in terminal, transfer, and job-related courses of study.


Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Agri-Business upon completion of the two-year program of study.

The Associate in Arts Degree is a transfer degree that prepares the student for continued education at a baccalaureate institution. These students will be able to complete their general education requirements before transferring, begin studies in Agri-Business, and take electives based upon their intended degree program. Many courses in the department provide direct transfer credit to regional colleges and universities. (See AA-DTA in Degree section of the catalog.)


Program Outcomes

  • Provide students with the highest level of instruction by offering the latest concepts in agriculture.
  • To attract, retain, and graduate competent students into the Agriculture Science industry.
  • Keep program on "cutting edge" of agriculture by involving industry in curriculum development and verification of student learning outcomes.
  • Articulate the Agriculture Science program horizontally with other related WWCC programs, and vertically, with regional high schools and universities.
  • Educate and graduate students who possess the knowledge and skills to participate in the agriculture industry with confidence, or continue their education at the university level with the same confidence.


Entrance Requirements

Students may enter the program fall, winter, spring, or summer quarter. In order to start this program, the placement process must be completed through the Testing Center. Visit for more information.


Scholarships Available

Precision Ag/Ag Business/Ag Science Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student interested in pursuing a career in agriculture. The award will range from $250-$1500, depending on available funds. Contact the Ag Science Department to request a scholarship application.


Industry Description

Agriculture Business experts apply a wide range of knowledge of markets, products and laws to local, regional, national and international agricultural commerce.

Producing and marketing food and fiber products is a vital and important industry in the United States. The United States is the largest producer and exporter of agricultural products in the world. The ag-business sector employs a large percentage of the U.S. labor force. These individuals assist the producer of food and fiber products in input procurement, marketing, financing, and management.


Other Information

The Ag-Business program is part of the Tech-Prep consortium in the state of Washington. Tech-Prep credits from specific high school studies can be awarded for selected courses. Contact your local school counselor or WWCC for more information. Students considering transferring should consult with an adviser in the agriculture department prior to taking courses for transfer credit. Program scholarships are available each year to assist students. Contact a program advisor to obtain an application or for more information.

For additional information including regional employment data, completion rates, student characteristics, and employment see



Paul Boyd

Phone: (509) 758-1707

Debora Frazier

Phone: (509) 527-4689