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Agriculture Courses

AGRI 005    19 credits
Hispanic Orchard Employee Education Program I

Designed for Latino orchard employees at a supervisory level. Includes basic instruction in Spanish emphasizing technical terminology in English in many facets of tree fruit production; basic math, practice in reading, writing, speaking and listening in English based in horticultural topics; and presentations of subjects concerning everyday life and citizenship.

AGRI 006    19 credits
Hispanic Orchard Employee Education Program II

Designed for Latino employees who have satisfied all the requirements of the first-year program (AGRI 005). Offers in-depth instruction in tree fruit production, applied English terminology and math. Includes presentations of subjects concerning everyday life and citizenship. Prerequisite: AGRI 005 or instructor's signature.

AGRI 015    19 credits
Hispanic Orchard Employee Education Program III/Integrated Pest Mgmt Tech

Intensive IPM program prepares Latino orchard employees as pest management scouts. Instruction, mostly in Spanish, emphasizes English terminology. Includes study of pests, field sampling techniques, pest management basics and record keeping. Includes basic math, reading, writing, speaking and listening in English, and discussion of everyday life and citizenship.

AGRI 016    19 credits
Hispanic Orchard Education Level IV/Farm Mgmt

Taught in Spanish, this course introduces the principles and practices of farm management, including goal setting, developing a record-keeping system, cash flow, farm financial statements, balance sheets, budgets, personnel management, laws and regulations, legal forms, and food safety. Prerequisites: basic command of the English language.

AGRI 017    19 credits
Hispanic Orchard Education Level V/Intro Viticulture

Taught in Spanish, this course introduces the production and management of wine grapes and their juices. Includes plant physiology, canopy management, soils, irrigation, plant nutrition, thinning, harvest, storage, marketing and vineyard financial management. Prerequisites: basic command of English language.

AGRI 018    19 credits
Hispanic Orchard Employee Education Program VI/Adv Viticulture

Taught in Spanish. Offers more in-depth information about the production systems and management of wine grapes and their juices. Includes site selection and vineyard establishment, soils, pests and irrigation management, human resources, vineyard business plan, marketing and whole farm ecosystems. Prerequisites: basic command of English language.

AGRI 019    19 credits
HOEEP VII/Integrated Pest Mgmt Tech/Vineyard Mgmt

Intensive technical instruction to prepare Latino vineyard employees as pest management scouts and to introduce them to basic vineyard economics and management. Instruction is mostly in Spanish, emphasizing terminology in English. The purpose of this course is to prepare students for mid-management and management positions.

AGRI 030    1 credit
Private Applicator Certification in Spanish

Step-by-step instruction in Spanish in preparation for the USDA Private Applicator's Exam. Designed for agricultural employees or agricultural land owners who want to obtain their private applicator pesticide licenses.

AGRI 070    0.5 credits
Forklift Operation Safety

Provides forklift operation safety training for an agricultural, construction or industrial setting. Topics covered: forklift physics, safety, loading techniques, inspection, maintenance, fueling and recharging. The course consists of lecture and lab practice. Students who successfully pass the course evaluation will be prepared for OSHA testing for certification.

AGRI 101    3 credits
Survey of Agriculture

Profiles American agriculture and details challenges facing contemporary agriculture. Topics include food production, processing, resource management, global food supply and agricultural economics. Discover rewarding agricultural career possibilities using career assessment and planning tools, such as educational portfolio development, to create a strategy for your professional future.

AGRI 105    3 credits
Agricultural Mechanics

Introduction and exploration of the theory and practice of safe operation, maintenance, service and repair of most small engines for agricultural applications. Instruction will also include employment and careers in agricultural mechanics.

AGRI 108    3 credits
Introduction to Horticulture

Provides a comprehensive introduction to the horticultural industry. Focuses on careers and occupations in this complex industry, including horticultural sciences, biotechnology and food science, pomology, viticulture, landscape design, and many related industries.

AGRI 130    3 credits
Agricultural Technologies

Explores the significant aspects of modern agricultural systems, mechanization and sustainable technology industries. Instruction will include such topics as cropping and food processing, power and delivery, mechanics, maintenance and repair, soil, water, air conservation and employment and careers in agricultural technologies and related industries.

AGRI 161    2 credits
Introduction to Plant Science

Provides a comprehensive introduction to the agricultural disciplines of the plant science world. Instruction includes plant classification, plant anatomy, physiology, and propagation; the interactions of soil, water and temperature; and dynamic plant science subjects such as genetic engineering and biotechnology.

AGRI 162    3 credits
Introduction to Soils

This course is designed to introduce students to soil science, the formation of soils, its classification, physical and chemical properties, soil fertility, life in the soil and plant nutrition. Instruction will introduce students to the impact healthy soils have on plant and animal communities and the ecosystems of our state.

AGRI 189    1-5 credits
Agriculture Leadership

Schedule and participate in industry-related activities that enhance leadership capabilities. With guidance from an instructor, develop a written plan outlining the anticipated leadership experience and complete a portfolio detailing the completed experiences with a self-assessment of the leadership qualities gained. Out-of-pocket fees/expenses may be required. Prerequisites: instructor's permission.

AGRI 196    1-5 credits
Cooperative Work Experience

Intended to provide authentic experiences in the world of work by applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to working environment. A summary portfolio of learned experiences will document the specific abilities gained through working cooperatively in a business. Prerequisites: instructor's permission.

AGRI 254    5 credits
Integrated Pest Management

Classification, morphology, anatomy, growth and development, ecology and management of arthropod, weed, disease and vertebrate pests and their natural enemies. History of pest management that includes development of IPM strategies and tactics and how they are utilized in ecologically-based pest management programs.

AGRI 255    5 credits
Orchard Integrated Pest Management

Lecture and lab-oriented class emphasizing the use of integrated pest management (IPM) in deciduous fruit orchards of the Pacific Northwest. Identification and biology of insect, mite, disease and weed pests that affect fruits. Hands-on experience with current methods for monitoring and managing major pests.

AGRI 261    5 credits
Plant Science

Develops an understanding of basic plant morphology and physiology emphasizing horticultural science and fruit tree crops. Topics include form and function of plants, plant metabolism, plant growth and development, reproduction, techniques of fruit tree improvement, and plant/environment interaction.

AGRI 262    5 credits
Introduction to Pomology

Introduction to the horticultural principles and practices used in deciduous tree fruit production and orchard management. Topics include cultivars, root stocks, climate and environment, orchard systems, orchard establishment, pruning and training, flowering, pollination, fruit set, fruit growth and thinning, fruit maturation, harvest and storage, hardiness, and acclimation.

AGRI 263    5 credits
Soils

Introduction to basic concepts of soil science, plant nutrition and water management. Topics include soil formation and development, soil structure and composition, physical properties of soils, soils mineralogy, soil chemistry, soil fertility, fertilizers, irrigation management, and plant, soil and water relationships.

AGRI 264    5 credits
Post Harvest Technology

In-depth studies of principles and practices of deciduous tree fruit production in the Northwest, including: fruit maturation and ripening, indexes of maturity, harvesting, fruit tree acclimation, hardiness, fruit anatomy, cultivar identification, rodent control, and orchard floor management.

AGRI 265    5 credits
Crop Growth & Development

Principles and practices of deciduous tree fruit production in the Northwest, including pruning, formation and renovation of bearing trees, care of non-bearing trees, rootstocks, inter-stems, dwarf fruit trees, tree structure, growth, orchard systems, orchard establishment in new and old sites.

AGRI 266    5 credits
Crop Production Management

In-depth studies of principles and practices of deciduous tree fruit production in the Northwest. Includes flower bud initiation and development, pollination, fertilization, pollinizers, fruit set and development, thinning and alternate bearing, frost control, fruit tree propagation, and summer pruning.

AGRI 268    5 credits
Organic Agricultural Production

In this course, learn to grow and harvest vegetables, fruits and herbs organically. Learn to prepare and sell produce to local organic markets. Prerequisites: AGRI 261 and AGRI 263 recommended.

AGRI 269    5 credits
Organic Plant Nutrition

In-depth study of organic plant nutrition. Emphasis will be on how essential nutrients affect plant growth and development and food production, including the inter-relationships between organic nutrients and soil fertility. Composting and soil building practices will be emphasized. Prerequisites: AGRI 261 recommended.

AGRI 289    5 credits
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Examination of social, economical and ecological consequences of the modern, industrial agriculture paradigm. Topics include history of agriculture, worldviews, the sustainability concept, alternative agriculture systems, world food systems, agroecology, ecological economics, biotechnology, local food systems and the geography of hunger.

AGRI 296    1-5 credits
Cooperative Work Experience II

The second level of Cooperative Work Experience is intended to continue providing authentic experiences in the world of work by applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to a working environment. An expanded portfolio of learned experiences will document the specific abilities gained through working cooperatively in a business. Prerequisites: instructor's permission.


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