Agriculture

So much more than cows and plows

Agriculture: We can't live without it!

As a student in CBC's Agriculture Program, you can explore the limitless opportunities available for a career in Ag. Courses are designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of the foundational science of modern agriculture. You will develop an ability to think critically and communicate through both spoken and written media.

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Degree Options:

This program provides the general and science education courses appropriate for students who are planning to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Food Systems degree at Washington State University. Students will be introduced to agricultural systems, animal science and crop growth & development. They will learn skills to get a head start in a variety of agriculture settings.

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This program provides the general and science education courses appropriate for students who are planning to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Field Crop Management at Washington State University. Students will be introduced to agricultural systems, animal science, and crop growth and development. 

CBC has a customized articulations agreement with Washington State University (WSU) intended to eliminate duplication of coursework and better integrate a transfer pathway to WSU.

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This program is designed for students who are interested in an agribusiness career. Students will learn about the fundamentals of accounting and economics paired with general agricultural concepts. They will explore the growing industry of agriculture in the Columbia Basin.

Career opportunities include:

  • Sales Representative
  • Farm/Ranch Managers
  • Store Managers
  • Crop Consultants
  • Field Personnel

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This program prepares students for a career in agricultural crop production, precision agriculture, and hydroponics and greenhouse management. Students will learn to identify and describe crop varieties, pests, diseases and weeds of the Pacific Northwest. They will gain skills in utilizing precision agriculture techniques in crop production and irrigation management.

Career opportunities include:

  • Field Personnel/ Specialist                                         
  • Agriculture Mechanic
  • Crop Consultant
  • Agricultural Technicians
  • Hydroponic Consultant
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Precision Agriculture Technician

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This program is designed for students who are interested in an agribusiness career. Students will learn advanced skills and training in business operations, leadership and management. They also learn advanced accounting and financial management skills in agriculture setting.

Career opportunities include:

  • Production Manager                     
  • Crop Advisor
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Farm/Ranch Manager                   
  • Sales Representative
  • Agronomists                                    
  • Precision Agriculture Specialists
  • Agriculture Educator and others!

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Since Agriculture is such a broad discipline, you may also find courses listed under Agriculture (AG), Horticulture (HORT) or Agricultural Food Systems (AFS). Discover courses required for your degree pathway.


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  • Transfer Ready

    Choose from three transfer-ready two-year degrees in Agriculture to make a smooth transition to a four-year institution of your choice!

  • Job Ready

    Our Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management with an Agriculture Concentration will broaden your career opportunities by helping you learn management strategies and technologies specific to the ag industry.

  • Ready? Set. GO!

    The choice is yours - the Agriculture program at CBC is waiting to help you develop an appreciation and understanding of the social, economic and environmental significance of the soil-plant interface. Choose your agriculture program path today!

 

Agriculture: Providing a New Perspective

Careers in agriculture are vast and provide many opportunities in a wide range of fields. Do you want to design agricultural machinery components and equipment, sketch and propose new sites and systems, scout fields and recommend herbicides, or meet with customers or businesses? Come to CBC for the training you'll need for a rewarding career as a/an:

• Agribusiness Marketing Manager
• Production Manager
• Sales Representative
• Field Personnel
• Agronomist
• Agricultural Technicians
• Precision Agriculture Specialist
• Farm and Ranch Manager
• Agriculture Educator
• Greenhouse Manager

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Scholarships

Charlie N. and Helen C. Cox School of Agriculture Endowment

Charlie and Helen Cox established the Charlie N. and Helen C. Cox School of Agriculture Endowment to support the advancement students in the CBC Agriculture program. 

There are 20 $1,000 scholarships available to students pursuing Agriculture degrees at CBC.

Who is eligible?

Any currently enrolled students are eligible to apply if they pass two AG prefixed courses in a quarter. In the following quarter, they will need to be registered in at least two AG courses to receive the scholarship. 

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Jobs & Internships

Students who believe on-campus employment opportunities could be a valuable part of their education are encouraged to apply for Summer 2021 opportunities in early Spring 2021. 

Interns could be exposed to and learn about agricultural and plant science research disciplines including Plant Pathology, Entomology, Genetics, Breeding, Plant Physiology, Molecular Biology and Precision Agriculture. Interns will be involved in research programs assisting with planting, transplanting, fertilizing, and harvesting horticultural and agronomic crops (peppers, melons, forage legumes, grapes, apples) during summer growing season (June to August). The selected interns will work and be exposed to research in a rotation through three working environments (Columbia Basin College, Pasco; Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center and United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service (also at the IAREC), Prosser, WA) for 10 weeks (40 hours/week).

Jobs related to agriculture in Washington state are as diverse as the crops produced. Learn more about the Agriculture Industry by visiting the Agriculture Center of Excellence webpage.​

CBC also offers work-study jobs on campus. If you qualify for federal or state-aid, and are willing to work in agriculture department 19 hours/week, apply at our Student Employment website.

As the number one employer in Eastern Washington, the agriculture industry offers exciting and challenging career opportunities. CBC’s Agriculture Degree programs provide students with the necessary skills and abilities that employers desire.

 

 

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