Associate in Applied Science - Agriculture Business
Associate in Applied Science - Agriculture Technology
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Certificate - Agriculture Business
Spokane Community College
Certificate - Agriculture Technology
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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.
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.
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.
We also have a program for students interested in growing food crops on a small farm or garden. For more on small farm production, visit our small farm production page.
Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:
Math placement is not required for this program.English placement is not required for this program.
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Certificate - Agriculture Business
Total Program Credits: 47
Cindy Deffé teaches pest management, plant problem diagnosis, arboriculture, soil management and fertility, pest management project, weed biology, and green industry business management. Prior to joining SCC in 1999, she was the urban pesticide specialist and a pesticide investigator for the Washington State Department of Agriculture. She also worked in the local landscape industry for 13 years as a technical director/manager/trainer. Cindy earned a BS in ornamental horticulture with an emphasis in pest management from Washington State University and a MEd in adult continuing education from Eastern Washington University. She is also an ISA Certified Arborist.
Teya Kuhle came to SCC in 2008. Previously, she worked as a landscape designer focused on high-end residential landscapes. In the summer, she continues to work in the industry to keep up on landscape trends, with a focus on sustainable and edible landscapes. She holds a BA in art history from Western Washington University and a master’s in landscape architecture from Washington State University.
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