Columbia Basin College AAS in Agriculture Production ⇒ Walla Walla Community College Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture Systems

Articulation Agreement between Big Bend Community College and Walla Walla Community College

Advising Recommendations: Term-By-Term Planning

Course # Course Title Quarter Credits
Year 1 Fall Quarter
MATH& 107 or MATH& 146 Math in Society or
Introduction to Stats
5
AG 101 Crop Production I -Field
Crops
4
AG 221 Introduction to Precision
Agriculture
3
AG 107 Agriculture Safety 3
Total Credits 15
Year 1 Winter Quarter
CHEM& 110 Chemical Concepts w/Lab 5
AG 117 Agriculture Machinery and
Mechanics
4
AG 222 Advanced Precision
Agriculture
4
AG 181 Irrigation Principles and
Management
4
Total Credits 17
Year 1 Spring Quarter
AG 205 Crop Pests and Diseases 4
AG 140 Weed Science 4
AG 232 Crop Production II Fruit and
Vegetable Production
4
BIOL
201
Soils w/Lab 5
Total Credits 17
Year 1 Total 49

Footnotes:

¹ ENGL& 235, PHIL 150, PHIL 305, ECON& 201, and SOC& 101 are not listed in Agriculture Production AAS but these courses
can be taken at Columbia Basin College.

² BUS 300 Foundations of Management can be taken in place of BUS 310 Foundations of Leadership Winter Quarter at Walla Walla Community College.

³ AGSC 202 is available online Spring Quarter at Walla Walla Community College.

Columbia Basin College | Advisement

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Course # Course Title Quarter Credits
Year 2 Fall Quarter
AFS 101 Introduction to Agricultural
Systems
5
CS 101 Intro to Computers &
Information Technology
5
AG 250 GPS and GIS Applications 4
HORT
203
Crop Growth Development
w/Lab
5
Total Credits 19
Year 2 Winter Quarter
HORT
242
Hydroponic Technology 4
HORT
202
Cultivated Plants w/Lab 5
AG 289 Agriculture Business
Concepts
5
Total Credits 14
Year 2 Spring Quarter
HORT
235
Greenhouse Production and
Management
3
CMST&
220
Public Speaking 5
ENGL&
101
English Composition I 5
AG 297 Agriculture Internship 3
Total Credits 16
Year Two Total 49
Total CBC Credits 98

Footnotes:

¹ ENGL& 235, PHIL 150, PHIL 305, ECON& 201, and SOC& 101 are not listed in Agriculture Production AAS but these courses
can be taken at Columbia Basin College.

² BUS 300 Foundations of Management can be taken in place of BUS 310 Foundations of Leadership Winter Quarter at Walla Walla Community College.

³ AGSC 202 is available online Spring Quarter at Walla Walla Community College.

Columbia Basin College | Advisement

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Course # Course Title Quarter Credits
Year 3 Fall Quarter    
AGSC 130 Fundamental Agroecology 5
AGSY 310 Principles of Sustainability 5
BUS 310² Foundations of Leadership 5
  Total Credits 15
Year 3 Winter Quarter    
AGSC 202³ Soil Fertility and Management 5
AGSY 330 Soil Ecology & Biogeochemistry 5
AGSY 440 Advanced Cropping Systems I 5
  Total Credits 15
Year 3 Spring Quarter    
AGSC 224 Pasture and Range Management 5
ENGL& 235¹ Technical Writing 5
IRR 220 Drip Irrigation 2
AGSY 340 Integrated Pest Management 5
AGSY 494 Capstone Project Design 2
  Total Credits 19
Year 3 Summer Quarter
PHIL 131¹  Intro to Ethics   5
SOC& 101¹ Intro to Sociology 5
Total Credits 10
Year 3 Total Credits 59

Footnotes:

¹ ENGL& 235, PHIL 150, PHIL 305, ECON& 201, and SOC& 101 are not listed in Agriculture Production AAS but these courses
can be taken at Columbia Basin College.

² BUS 300 Foundations of Management can be taken in place of BUS 310 Foundations of Leadership Winter Quarter at Walla Walla Community College.

³ AGSC 202 is available online Spring Quarter at Walla Walla Community College.

Walla Walla Community College | Advisement

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Course # Course Title Quarter Credits
Year 4 Fall Quarter
GEOG 212 Intro to Climate w/Lab 5
AGSY 420 The Political Ecology of
Agriculture and Natural
Resources
5
AGSY 450 Advanced Cropping
Systems II
5
AGSY 494 Capstone Project Design 2
Total Credits 17
Year 4 Winter Quarter
AGBS 221 Intro to Food Markets/Ag
Markets
5
PHIL 330¹ Professional Ethics 5
AGSY 470 Food Systems Science 5
AGSY 494 Capstone Project Design 2
Total Credits 17
Year 4 Spring Quarter
ECON& 201¹ Microeconomics 5
AGSY 360 Agricultural Management Systems 5
BUS 430 International Business 5
AGSY 495 Agricultural Systems
Capstone
1
Total Credits 16
Total WWCC Credits 109

Footnotes:

¹ ENGL& 235, PHIL 150, PHIL 305, ECON& 201, and SOC& 101 are not listed in Agriculture Production AAS but these courses
can be taken at Columbia Basin College.

² BUS 300 Foundations of Management can be taken in place of BUS 310 Foundations of Leadership Winter Quarter at Walla Walla Community College.

³ AGSC 202 is available online Spring Quarter at Walla Walla Community College.

Walla Walla Community College | Advisement

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The future of agriculture depends on the next generation of professionals who are interested in learning about the intersectionality of agroecology, animal science, policy, plants, technology, soil, and sustainability. Take the next step toward your career!

Columbia Basin College (CBC), in partnership with the Eastern Region Ag Consortium (ERAC), offers a unique custom agreement for CBC students interested in pursuing a four-year Agriculture degree within the community and technical college system. Students pursuing an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Agriculture Production degree at CBC, and who follow the advising recommendations above, can transfer into the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Agriculture Systems at Walla Walla Community College.

Students in the AAS in Agriculture Production degree at CBC will learn to:

      • Identify and describe crop varieties, pests, diseases and weeds of the Pacific Northwest.
      • Articulate and demonstrate proper safety procedures in all aspects of crop production.
      • Demonstrate proper use of production equipment and maintenance.
      • Utilize precision agriculture techniques in crop production and irrigation management.
        Describe agriculture business and marketing.

The BAS in Agricultural Systems offers hands-on career training. Employers actively seek graduates of BAS programs because they have gained the necessary knowledge and applicable skills to immediately enter the workforce with minimal to no additional training. 

Students in the BAS in Agricultural Systems degree at Walla Walla Community College will: 

      • Develop critical thinking skills 
      • Analyze the interactions between the natural, human, climatic, political, and economic components of the agroecosystem 
      • Adjust or identify pathways to minimize the many potential negative effects on environmental, societal and human health 
      • Contribute to the agricultural industry through hands-on exposure to diverse experiences and perspectives grounded in applied science and reality 

Careers Opportunities  

      • Agronomist 
      • Agricultural/Research Technician 
      • Agriculture Extension Agent 
      • Crop Advisor/Consultant 
      • Ecologist 
      • Farmer/Owner/Operator 
      • International Development Officer 
      • Livestock Manager 
      • Loan Officer 
      • Natural Resource Conservation Specialist 
      • Nursery and Greenhouse Manager 
      • Precision Agriculture Specialist 
      • Production Supervisor 
      • Sales Manager 

Current Job Openings in Washington State  

Scholarship Opportunities 

Agriculture at Columbia Basin College

BAS in Agriculture Systems at Walla Walla Community College