The JWCC beef specialist certificate program is designed to provide students with the practical skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the beef industry and can be earned independently or as a part of an associate in applied science degree. Emphasis is placed on technical knowledge and practical hands-on training gained from working with a cow/calf beef-research herd.
Workforce Preparation: Ready to enter a career in the world of animal agriculture by providing skills and knowledge attractive to a wide variety of employers.
Class Schedule: Classes meet from late August through mid March, two or three days per week, for convenience and ease of student scheduling.
Financial Assistance: In addition to traditional financial aid options, JWCC has an extensive agriculture scholarship program. JWCC agriculture students receive over $25,000 in scholarship annually.
Internships: Students are given the opportunity to apply their education, with pay, at an actual work site.
Leadership Development: Leaders are developed through coursework, Ag Club, and Postsecondary Ag Student (PAS) competitions. JWCC has had many winners in state and national PAS contests.
For more information about graduation rates, cost, the median debt of students who complete the program, and other information, please visit our Gainful Employment page.