Qualified high school students can now earn college credits tuition-free at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities! As part of an initiative announced in 2017, Quad-Cities area high school students are encouraged to dual enroll in classes focused on agriculture science, business, technology and communication. The course is offered via Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture.
Each 3.0 credit-hour course in Agriculture will be offered on the WIU-QC campus in Moline, and can help college-bound students get a jump-start on college credits. And thanks to the grant from The Moline Foundation, tuition and books are completely free .
Fall 2019 Course
AGRI 220 – Introduction to Agribusiness
M,W,F 1:30-2:40 p.m. – Fall Semester 2019
Students will learn:
- Concepts & skills necessary to run a small profit-oriented agribusiness in today’s competitive environment
- An understanding of agriculture in the U.S. and world economies
- Critical thinking & responsible decision making to address economic issues
- Socio-economic aspects of public policy affecting the agriculture and rural sectors.
This course can help to lead to careers in:
Small-business ownership, marketing and market analysis, supply chain management, public policy analysis; appraisal; loan and management, financial services, grain and livestock buying.
For more information or to enroll, contact WIU-QC Admissions at (309) 762-1495.