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Why Choose WWCC for Plant & Soil Science?

If you love science, care about protecting our natural resources, and enjoy getting your hands dirty, Plant and Soil Science may be the right program for you. It’s a great way to turn a green thumb into a career. At WWCC, you’ll learn in the lab and the field. You’ll study the latest tech and ideas in crop management. And you’ll draw links between different areas of agriculture. The best thing you could grow? A fun and exciting future in ag.

Careers in Plant & Soil Science

Plant the Seeds of a Solid Career

As the ag industry advances, it needs people who are trained in the latest science and tech. Whether you want to work in the lab, field or office, jobs for people with ag science degrees are only expected to grow in the coming years. You could end up advising farmers, developing new strains of crops or fertilizers, or working for government or environmental groups. There’s a world of opportunities out there for you.

Certificates & Degrees in Plant & Soil Science

WWCC has short programs that can get you career-ready in just a year or two. Or we have transfer degrees you can take with you to a four-year college. If you decide to transfer, you can choose between Food Science, Organic Agriculture, and Plant and Soil Science tracks. Whatever your future holds, the ag program has you covered.

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Plant & Soil 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.

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

The Agriculture Center of Excellence is a flagship institution connecting education and industry to create a highly skilled and readily available workforce. The Center of Excellence addresses workforce training needs and education for the agricultural industry by supporting the community and technical college system, as well as collaborating with the K-12 system and four-year colleges/universities. Visit for more information.

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