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Sustainable Agriculture and Resource Systems Overview
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  General Agriculture
  Hispanic Orchard
  Employee Education
  Program (HOEEP)

  Horticulture and Tree
  Fruit Production ATS
  (Non-Transfer) Degree

  Horticulture and Tree
  Fruit Production AAS-T
  (Transfer) Degree
  Sustainable and Organic
  Agriculture ATS  
  (Non-Transfer) Degree
  Sustainable and Organic
  Agriculture AAS-T
  (Transfer) Degree
Agriculture Courses
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Sustainable Agriculture and Resource Systems

WVC Community Garden
The WVC Agriculture Department, in striving to provide numerous
educational experiences for students and community members
alike, has created 13 raised garden beds on the Wenatchee
campus. This learning and demonstration garden is used to
host workshops, field trips and as a place for students to
conduct research.



Within the sustainable agriculture and resource systems program, WVC offers a non-transfer associate of technical science (ATS) in several pathways and associate in applied science-transfer (AAS-T)** degrees in sustainable and organic agriculture, horticulture and tree fruit production, general agriculture and agritechnologies. Interested students should work closely with agriculture advisers in order to plan their studies to reach their individual goals in an expeditious manner.
  • Associate of Technical Science Degree (ATS)
  • WVC has articulations with the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS) that allows WVC students to transfer to WSU with an AAS-T** in sustainable and organic agriculture, horticulture and tree fruit production, general agriculture, or agritechnologies.

  • Hispanic Orchard Employee Education Program
    • The bilingual agricultural employee education offers several certificate programs to increase the professional abilities of agricultural employees and their contributions to the operations of their respective employment settings. The programs are taught in Spanish, but all students should have basic English conversational skills and some ability to read and write in Spanish when entering these programs. Each program includes applied English, mathematics and computer applications instruction and a civics component which covers everyday life situations. Beginning and Advanced HOEEP (Hispanic Orchard Employee Education Program) focus on basic horticulture. HOEEP III Integrated Pest Management Technician: prepares students as pest management scouts and assistants for apple, pear and cherry IPM projects. HOEEP IV Farm Management: introduces the principles and practices of farm management; HOEEP V Introduction to Viticulture: introduces students to the production and management of juice and wine grapes and vineyard financial management; HOEEP VI Advanced Viticulture: builds on the introductory class focusing on a production system approach. HOEEP VII Integrated Pest Management Technician and Vineyard Management: prepares Latino vineyard employees as pest management scouts and introduces them to basic vineyard economics and management.

See Also:
WSU College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
Washington Apple Education Foundation
Agriculture Center of Excellence

Career Opportunities

For more information about careers related to this field, go to My Next Move or the Employment Security Department Web page (scroll through the alphabetical list by occupation, or type the name of the occupation into the search filter).


Sustainable Agriculture and Resource Systems (ATS)
Students who complete the ATS in Sustainable Agriculture and Resource Systems will be able to:

• Demonstrate skills and knowledge in the fundamentals of:

  • general agriculture production practices
  • tree fruit production practices in North Central Washington
  • general horticulture practices
  • sustainable and organic agriculture production
  • agri-business management
  • natural resources
  • viticulture principles and practices in Washington

• Demonstrate the ability to:

  • think critically (analyze, synthesize, evaluate and apply, problem solve, reason quantitatively and qualitatively) in workplace environments.
  • act responsibly as an individual and as a member of a team or group in a workplace environment.

• Acquire the training and education to seek employment or advance in current employment in agriculture related fields.

• Develop a foundation to continue their studies in agriculture or related fields.

Contact Information
Agriculture faculty/adviser contact information

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