AGR 101: Orientation to Agricultural Industries & Careers

Class Program
Credits 2 Lecture Hours 22
This course will explore the Columbia Basins agricultural industries along with the career opportunities available within the industries. This course includes industry tours, career research & planning, personal & professional development, and networking.
Quarters Offered
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Describe agricultural industries in the Columbia Basin
  2. Identify opportunities for employment in the Columbia Basin
  3. Discuss the role of professional organizations
  4. Identify personal and technical competencies for employment
  5. Establish short and long term career goals
  6. Create an educational training plan to achieve career goals
  7. Develop industry networking and interviewing skills.
Institutional Outcomes
IO1 Communication: Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context
Course Content Outline
  1. Identifying Personal Skills and Competencies
  2. Career Opportunities in Agriculture
  3. The Role of Professional Organizations/Personal Development
  4. Industry Interviews
  5. Goal Setting
  6. Career Planning
Department Guidelines
This course is a graduation requirement for all agricultural programs of study.