Agriculture, food and natural resources
Agriculture is Washington State’s largest industry  

Cluster description
Agriculture careers involve the production, processing and marketing of agricultural products and services, including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources and horticulture.  Other options include management of natural resources such as water, forests and animals.

Necessary skills  
Many careers demand a solid background in math and science, excellent communication skills and a variety of technical skills.  Most community college programs combine classroom learning with hands-on, real-world experiences. 

Educational path
Most programs last two years, at which point students receive an associate's degree.  Agriculture pre-majors transfer to four-year universities.  Some programs offer shorter certificates.  Other paths provide skills for entry-level jobs and high-skill careers.  Be sure to work with a counselor to develop your personalized educational plan.

Contact information
Spokane Community College
Counseling Center: 509.533.7026
Admissions Office: 509. 533.8020

Agricultural, food and natural resources programs:

Find your program
Agricultural business
Agricultural pre-major
Florist              
Greenhouse-Nursery
Horticulture pre-major 
Landscape management
Natural resource management
Water resources technology