Apr 22, 2024  
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

Agri-Business, AAS

Location(s): Walla Walla, Clarkston


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This technical degree provides the skills necessary for employment and preparation for advancement in the agri-business industry. Graduates of this program may find employment as farm managers, salespersons, commodity brokers, store managers, or consultants.

Degree Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of accounting basics.
  • Demonstrate ability to use computer software to create and use written documents, including spreadsheets, graphical presentations and databases.
  • Prepare and orally deliver a sales presentation to a prospect which includes appropriate techniques for opening, presenting product, handling objections and closing.
  • Identify and apply management tools used to measure business performance.
  • List parts of a business plan and explain the benefits of creating a plan.
  • Discuss structure and characteristics of the food product, agricultural production, food processing and retailing; and their influence on food marketing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare graphs to describe business relationships such as the production process, cost, revenue and profit values.
  • Illustrate and describe market theory, including effects of changes in demand and supply on the market price and equilibrium quantity and the rationing function of prices.
  • Describe advantages and disadvantages of various forms of market structures.
  • Describe the factors which affect consumer choice.
  • Explain the process and rationality for enacting government regulations impacting businesses and the effect of regulations on market decisions.

Transferability: The AAS Degree is designed for students planning to enter their chosen career upon graduation. Often only selected credits are considered transferable to public or private baccalaureate institutions.

Year One


Total Credits: 15


Total Credits: 21


Quarter Three


Total Credits: 16


Year One Total: 52


Year Two


Quarter One


Total Credits: 16


Total Credits: 15


Quarter Three


Total Credits: 15


Year Two Total: 46


Grand Total: 98


PLAN CODE: ABMABAPT (Previously EPC: 110)
REQUIRED: FYE (3 credits) required to be taken as well.
* Math above MATH 075 .
** Either AGBS 211  or AGSC 220 will meet requirement for certificate completion. Both courses are required for degree completion.
*** Ag Electives as approved by advisor. 10-15 credits. (these are acceptable prefixes: AGBS, AGSC, ANSC, IRR, TURF, EV, WELD, BUS, EST, JD, DT.
**** Animal Science/Irrigation Elective: Choose either IRR 112  or AGSC 110.
The following courses meet the related instruction requirements of this certificate/degree (one course per category required):
(W) - AENG 100 , ENGL& 101 
(M) - AMATH 105 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 146 
(O) - ACOM 102 , CMST 201 
 

Note: Course substitutions may apply for some AGBS courses, please contact an Agriculture Advisor for more information. 

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