Agriculture Science

Western Colorado Community College's Agriculture Science program provides students with a solid foundation of agricultural knowledge based on principles of stewardship and stockmanship, an expanded outlook on the agricultural industry and practical skills required for a wide variety of fields. With this skill set, students are well prepared to successfully pursue their chosen agricultural career.

Why choose Agriculture Science at WCCC?  

  • A quality learning experience in a setting that is unique to Colorado
  • Small class sizes with hands-on instruction
  • Internships with agricultural business are available and encouraged

The AS in agricultural science provides students with the fundamentals and principles of agriculture and related business practices. With this degree, students will be well positioned to transfer into a bachelor degree in agriculture. Graduates are qualified for employment in a variety of positions associated with agriculture, including horticultural and livestock operations, wholesale and retail management, nursery operations, and environmental and agricultural education.

Academic Requirements

The AAS in sustainable agriculture provides the necessary skills to manage a profitable, environmentally-sound farm, ranch or agricultural business. Students learn the fundamentals of sustainable agriculture and focus on crop and animal production. Emphasis in this degree is placed on entrepreneurial and practical field applications. The program includes a cooperative work/internship experience for on-the-job preparation prior to degree completion.

Academic Requirements

Career Options

  • Horticulture operations
  • Sales and management
  • Nursery operations
  • Environmental education
  • Agricultural education
  • Soil scientist
  • Farm manager
  • Plant breeder
  • Livestock operations
  • The most enjoyable part of this program, I would say, are the small class sizes, personable professors and hands-on curriculum.
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    Cole Hoffman
    Agriculture Science Student
College to Career

Brian Adams, sustainable agriculture 2018 graduate, has taken his expertise into the local community.

More about this graduate

On-site compost facility

The Sustainability Council at CMU runs a composting facility on the WCCC campus. Students are able to take a composting course to get hands-on experience for that type of facility. The compost generated is available for purchase to the public.

Program Faculty

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Maren Kempton

Technical Instructor of Agriculture Science

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Bryan Reed

Lecturer of Agricultural Science and Culinary Arts