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Why Choose WWCC for Animal Science?

Animal Science is a great program for students who want a blend of lively classroom learning, fascinating labs and fun fieldwork. It blends core sciences like biology and chemistry with practical livestock skills. You’ll learn how to keep animals healthy and well-fed. You’ll learn about meat processing. And you’ll develop valuable skills in ag business. For a life spent around animals, choose Animal Science.

Careers in Animal Science

Animals Are All Around Us

Ranchers. Breeders. Trainers. Veterinarians. Biologists. What do they have in common? Animal Science. If you know you want to work with animals, the Animal Science program is a smart choice. It can open a lot of doors. People with Animal Science skills are needed in factories, farms, animal shelters and zoos. They work in labs, barns, feedlots and forests. With an Animal Science degree, you’ll gain practical skills that will prepare you for any number of fun, animal-filled careers.

Certificates & Degrees in Animal Science

Want to polish skills you already have? Get ready for a new career? Or pursue an advanced degree? Whatever your goal, there’s an Animal Science option for you. Plus, if you plan to transfer, you’ll be able to choose between the Animal Management and Pre-Veterinary tracks.

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Animal Science Program Details

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.

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.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

Other Information

The Agriculture Science program is part of the CTE Dual Credit consortium in the state of Washington. CTE Dual Credit 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 advisor 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.

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The Agriculture and Natural Resource Center of Excellence is housed at Walla Walla Community College and in serving as a statewide liaison, collaborates, communicates, and convenes partners in business, industry, labor, and education. Visit for more information.

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