About the Program

If you are interested in agribusiness and farming, the agriculture business program could be for you. Whether you are looking to expand your career in agriculture to the next level or want training to gain entry-level employment in our region's large agribusiness and farming industries, the program's comprehensive training is designed to prepare you for success.

Whether you want to work on a family farm, for an agriculture supply company, or for a local, state, or federal agency, this program can prepare you for a range of career opportunities in the broad field of agriculture.

Agriculture Business

If you're looking to grow your career in agriculture, then a degree in agriculture business could be a great place to start.

In this program, you’ll build a strong understanding of not only the science behind farming but also the business side of the profession. Your courses will combine the study of business management with hands-on training in plant science, soils and pest management.

Whether you want to work on a family farm, for an agriculture supply company, or for a local, state, or federal agency, this program can prepare you for a range of career opportunities in the broad field of agriculture.

Program Version for Fall 2019

The Agriculture Business program is designed to train students for entry-level employment in the agricultural chemical and fertilizer industry, farming operations as well as local, state, and federal governmental agencies. Program graduates are qualified for advancement in sales, service, field representative, technician and management positions.

The following is a typical student schedule. Individual student schedules may differ slightly depending on course availability. Courses may only be offered in the quarter indicated. The 2019 fall curriculum assumes students begin the program fall quarter and continue winter and spring quarters, with the summer quarter off. It is recommended that students work closely with the program advisor when planning classes.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply the principles of plant biology to crop production.
  2. Understand and apply the principles of soil science to soil fertility and management.
  3. Diagnose causes of plant problems (i.e. insect, disease, and abiotic problems) and suggest appropriate remedies.
  4. Understand and apply the principles of weed science to weed management.
  5. Understand and apply the principles of business management, accounting, human relations, and economics to agribusiness management.
  6. Prepare and take the exams to obtain their pesticide licenses or CCA credentials.

Career Opportunities

Farming, agrichemical applicator, field representative, sales, farm service/supply companies, and government agencies.

Duration

Sixth Quarters

Agriculture Technology

Agriculture in today’s modern world requires more than farming know-how; it depends on the use of sophisticated technologies.

In this program, you’ll learn both the science behind farming and how to work with the latest technologies in agriculture. The program blends courses in plant science, soils and pest management, with training in GPS, GIS, mapping, drones and other tools used today in precision agriculture, record keeping, planning, marketing and more.

Whether you want to work on a family farm; for an agriculture supply company; or for a local, state or federal agency; this program will provide the skills for a variety of agriculture-related opportunities.

Program Version for Fall 2019

The Agriculture Technology program is designed to train students for entry-level employment in the agricultural chemical and fertilizer industry, farming operations as well as local, state, and federal governmental agencies. The program includes training in GPS and GIS technologies which are key components of precision agriculture applications. Program graduates are qualified for advancement in sales, service, field representative, technician and management positions.

The following is a typical student schedule. Individual student schedules may differ slightly depending on course availability. Courses may only be offered in the quarter indicated. The 2019 fall curriculum assumes students begin the program fall quarter and continue winter and spring quarters, with the summer quarter off. It is recommended that students work closely with the program advisor when planning classes.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply the principles of plant biology to crop production.
  2. Understand and apply the principles of soil science to soil fertility and management.
  3. Diagnose causes of plant problems (i.e. insect, disease, and abiotic problems) and suggest appropriate remedies.
  4. Understand and apply the principles of weed science to weed management.
  5. Understand and apply the principles of business management, accounting, human relations, and economics to agribusiness management.
  6. Prepare and take the exams to obtain their pesticide licenses or CCA credentials.

Career Opportunities

Farming, agrichemical applicator, field representative, sales, farm service/supply companies, and government agencies.

Duration

Sixth Quarters

Courses

  • AGHRT 101 — Basic Crop Science — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 102 — Pesticides and Fertilizer Application Equipment — 2.0-4.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 103 — Introduction to Greenhouse and Nursery Production — 3.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 104 — Principles of Pest Management — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 105 — Horticultural Retail Sales — 3.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 106 — Greenhouse and Nursery Management I — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 107 — Greenhouse and Nursery Management II — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 108 — Greenhouse and Nursery Management III — 4.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 109 — Introduction to Vegetable Gardening — 1.0-3.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 110 — Fall Landscape Plant Materials — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 111 — House Plants — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 112 — Spring Landscape Plant Materials — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 115 — Pruning — 2.0-3.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 116 — Green Industry Business Management — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 126 — Computer Essentials for Environmental Sciences — 2.0-5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 171 — Agricultural Leadership Training — 1.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 172 — Agricultural Leadership Training — 1.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 173 — Agricultural Leadership Training — 1.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 181 — Agricultural Leadership Training — 1.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 184 — AgHort Occupational Preparation — 1.0-3.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 185 — AgHort Occupational Preparation — 1.0-3.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 186 — AgHort Occupational Preparation — 1.0-3.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 187 — AgHort Occupational Preparation — 1.0-3.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 195 — Practicum — 2.0-3.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 201 — Landscape Installation — 4.0-5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 202 — Principles of Irrigation — 4.0-5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 204 — Landscape Design 1 — 4.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 205 — Landscape Design 2 — 4.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 206 — Landscape Construction — 4.0-5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 211 — Floral Design Techniques — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 212 — Floral Design Applications — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 213 — Retail Floristry — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 219 — Soil Management and Fertility — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 225 — Weed Biology and Control — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 226 — Turfgrass Management — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 228 — Arboriculture — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 230 — Plant Problem Diagnosis — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 232 — Pest Management Project — 2.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 234 — Bidding and Estimating — 2.0-3.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 235 — Advanced Arboriculture — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 236 — Arboriculture Tools and Equipment — 2.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 237 — Small Farm Production — 5.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 238 — Small Farm Marketing — 3.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 240 — Practicum - Floral Design Projects 1 — 3.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 241 — Practicum - Floral Design Projects 2 — 3.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 266 — Cooperative Education Seminar — 1.0-2.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 267 — Cooperative Education Work Experience — 1.0-18.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 296 — Special Problems — 1.0-3.0 Credits
  • AGHRT 297 — Special Problems — 1.0-3.0 Credits

Start

Fall, Winter, Spring

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 20, 2019
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Fall Quarter 2019: Washington state residents - $9.400.00; Non-residents of state - $9,750.00.
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