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Agriculture Science combines the fields of biology and chemistry with a practical understanding of crop and livestock production and management. The primary objectives of the program are to offer students technical knowledge in the areas of soils and fertilizers, pests and control procedures, and crop and livestock production and management. These objectives are accomplished with lecture/discussion periods, lab exercises, and field trips to production enterprise areas. Some courses are available for distance learning for students. The Agriculture Science curriculum is reviewed by an advisory committee composed of local and regional industry members and adheres to national and state skill standards.

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Mission

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

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.
  • Degree Options

    Students may earn an Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Plant and Soil Science or Animal Science, upon completion of a two-year program of study. The Plant and Soil Science option focuses on crop production, soil fertility and management, and weed biology and identification. The Animal Science option focuses on livestock production, animal nutrition and health, and practical meat cutting. A Plant and Soil Science or Animal Science Certificate, are available upon completion of the first year of study.

    For those students interested in attending a baccalaureate institution, WWCC offers a number of direct transfer degrees in Agriculture Science. This allows students to complete the first two-years at WWCC before transferring to a baccalaureate institution.