Agriculture & Natural Resource Center of Excellence
The Agriculture & Natural Resource Center of Excellence is one of 11 Centers of Excellence in Washington designed to collaborate with business, industry, and the educational system to develop a highly-skilled workforce, which is critical to the success of the economy and families of Washington State. The Center serves as a resource for gathering educational pathways information, support in development of degree/certificate programs, creation of industry-specific skill standards, and knowledge of best practices. It strives to foster a culture of cooperation within the agriculture and natural resource industries and collegiate communities to develop and maintain an advantageous interconnectedness of the State’s economy, workforce development, and educational systems. www.agcenterofexcellence.com.
The Institute for Enology and Viticulture
The Institute was established in January 2001 to provide students with hands-on experience in growing high-quality wine grapes and making premium wine at commercial scale, as well as wine sales and marketing. It is home to one of the first licensed and bonded teaching wineries at a community college in the United States. The Institute also houses a certified grape juice and wine testing laboratory (ETS Laboratories). Located near the Institute are seven acres of estate vineyards, which have over 15 different grape varieties and are used to teach viticulture management. Grapes from the estate vineyards make up the majority of wine produced by College Cellars.
The Institute for Enology and Viticulture offers courses that allow students to earn certificates in Viticulture and in Fermentation Science, an Associate degree in Applied Arts and Sciences in Enology & Viticulture, and a transfer Associate Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences in Enology & Viticulture. Students may also choose to earn a Cellar Master - Short Certificate the Energy Systems department.
Courses are tailored to meet the specific needs of the wine industry with special emphasis given to Washington grape varieties and wines. The Institute also offers industry-focused seminars throughout the year to meet the educational needs of the Pacific Northwest wine industry. For additional information, interested students should contact: 509.524-5170.
Campus Events & Venue Rentals
Special events become even more special when you host them at Walla Walla Community College. WWCC seeks to Increase opportunities for collaboration and coordination through the rental use of our facilities and offer a wide range of settings for your next event or meeting at competitive rates.
Continuing Education includes any noncredit course offered from personal enrichment to individual professional development to those required by employers.
WWCC knows that skilled employees are a key factor in economic success. Whether it’s upgrading the skills of current employees or training new employees, WWCC can help! Contract Training offers flexible, competitively priced custom training options to almost any type of business, association, or institution.
Leadership Walla Walla
Leadership Walla Walla is a program designed to enable participants to learn about Walla Walla’s resources, values, strengths, and challenges. It is a learning experience geared toward providing an intense look at the many areas of the community. Participants will be provided with opportunities to exchange ideas, network with other community leaders, and begin the process of identifying important community issues. Leadership Walla Walla builds civic awareness and leadership skills through monthly all-day sessions running September through May.
Noncredit Online Classes & Certificate Offerings
Learn anywhere, anytime. Ed2Go offers a wide selection of personal enrichment, professional enhancement, and career training courses. Ed2Go online courses offer the flexibility and convenience to study whenever and wherever you choose, making it easy to learn and work even with a busy schedule. Choose from Fundamentals and Advanced Career Training options.
Personal enrichment courses are for everyone! This is a place for you to take up a new hobby, study another language, get up to speed with technology, and much more. Individuals will find learning opportunities designed the way you like them - relaxed and fun. Choose from cooking classes, wine knowledge development, health/fitness classes, art classes, dog training classes, and more.
Quest is a membership-driven institute for lifelong learners 50+ years of age. It is stress-free learning offered in friendly, sociable settings that encourages socializing and active participation in classes and activities. Join Quest and build friendships, develop new skills, increase your knowledge, and share the journey with like-minded peers. Classes and activities range from the academic to the artistic and include topics such as literary arts, humanities, health and wellness, science, technology, arts and music, personal enrichment, and more. Curiosity is the only prerequisite!
Youth Classes & Kids College
Youth classes and summer camps provide a fun and enriching college experience. WWCC is bound to have a class that interests your child after school, on the weekend, or during the summer. Topic areas include art, business, cooking, technology, babysitting, sports/fitness, science, and more.
The Walla Walla Community College Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our sole mission is to ensure access to all students and educational excellence at Walla Walla Community College. We do this by providing scholarships and emergency assistance to WWCC students, strengthening the work and services of the college, and making strategic investments to ensure that WWCC programs are “best-in-class.” The Foundation raises community support from individuals, businesses, and private foundations in order to guarantee that any student, regardless of income status, can have the chance to improve their lives through education at WWCC.
William A. Grant Water & Environmental Center (WEC)
The William A. Grant Water & Environmental Center (WEC) is a unique college and community facility whose mission is to serve as resource where people can learn, share knowledge, and work together to create healthy natural environments, engaging community dialog, and thriving local economies. The WEC supports stakeholders working to resolve complex water, environmental and natural resource issues and concerns, while also serving as a place of collaborative learning, research and stewardship.
The WEC coordinates the WWCC the Irrigation Business Management degree program plus four 2+2 degree programs in natural resources that transfer to WSU. In addition, the WEC provides work, meeting space and support services for four co-located partners: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation; Sustainable Living Center; UNIBEST International; Department of Ecology; and the Agriculture & Natural Resource Center of Excellence. The WEC also hosts meetings and events for numerous collaborating partners and conducts collaborative community and youth education programs such as the annual Return to the River Salmon Festival.