Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 WWCC College Catalog 
    
2024-2025 WWCC College Catalog

Community Connections



Agriculture & Natural Resource Center of Excellence

The Agriculture & Natural Resource Center of Excellence is one of 12 Centers of Excellence in Washington (each focused on a different sector) 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 statewide resource for relationship building, gathering educational pathways information, supporting development of degree/certificate program, 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 vineyard management. Grapes from the estate vineyards are used in 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 in the Energy Systems department.

Courses are tailored to meet the specific needs of our grape and 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

www.wwcc.edu/events-and-rentals

At Walla Walla Community College, we’re here to make your event a success. Whether it’s a corporate meeting, a community gathering, or a special celebration, we have the spaces and support services to meet your needs.

Continuing and Community Education

509.527.4331
www.wwcc.edu/community/continuing-education/

Continuing and Community Education includes any noncredit course offered from personal enrichment to individual professional development to those required by employers.

Continuing Education

Contract Training

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, institution, or an employee looking to level up in their career journey.

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. 

Online Classes

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.

Community Education

Quest

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!

Community Education

Community Education is a place you can take up a new hobby, study another language, get up to speed with technology, and much more. You will find learning opportunities designed the way you like them - relaxed and fun - with no tests, no grades, and no credits. Choose from a wide variety of topics like cooking, wine knowledge development, health/fitness, dog training, business and professional development, arts, sciences, and more. Ages 18 and older.

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.

Foundation

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 provides support services, as well as collaborative meeting and work spaces for six co-located partners: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation; Sustainable Living Center; Washington State Department of Ecology; Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife; Snake River Salmon Recovery Board; 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.