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Agriculture-Online

Award: Associate of Applied Science

This two year AAS degree in agriculture provides students the opportunity to seek employment in numerous careers which include ag sales, farm management, supplies and service, and production. The required coursework will provide students with a broad foundation and yet students may target their specific area of interest through selection of their ag electives. Whether you wish to be a full-time student or to take a particular course relating to your role in agriculture, this program can meet your needs. If you have found dedicating specific times to attend classes a challenge, this program will allow extreme flexibility in the fact that all courses will be delivered via internet with the exception of the internship which will involve hours at an agricultural business of interest and convenient to your schedule.

Where will I get a job?
Graduates can find jobs in areas related to Ag Sales, Farm Management, Ag Suppliers, Ag Service, and Ag Production.

How much $ will I make?
Average income is $11.50 per hour in Iowa.

What kind of classes will I take?
Core courses range from Farm Management, Soils, and Animal Health, to Ag Selling and Introduction to GPS. Students also select Ag electives from their major area of interest. Classes are all online except for Occupational Experience which is completed in the student’s local area.

What’s unique about this program?
This program is offered completely online except for the Occupational Experience which can be completed in the student’s local area.
Student Profile
• Desire to work in Ag industry, but cannot attend class on campus
• Meets needs of students who require a flexible schedule

FIRST YEAR
____________________________


Fall Semester


18

AGS242-A Animal Health
3
AGA114-A Principles of Agronomy
3
AGA154-A Fundamentals of Soil Science   
3
AGS113-A
Survey of the Animal Industry  
3
AGB470-A       
Farm Records Accounts & Analysis
3
CSC110-A
Introduction to Computers
3


Spring Semester 


18-19

     
AGB336-A
Agricultural Selliing
3
AGB330-A
Farm Business Management
3
AGB235-A Introduction to Agriculture Markets
3
Elective
Communications*
3
Elective
Agriculture
3
Elective Math*
3-4


Summer Semester


3

AGC936-A
Occupational Experience (Optional)
3
     

SECOND YEAR
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Fall Semester 


15

Course #               Title
Credits
AGB437-A Commodity Marketing
3
AGP329-A
Introduction to GPS
3
Elective
Agriculture
3
Elective
Agriculture
3
Elective Humanities/Social Science*
3


Spring Semester 


15

     
AGH284-A
Pesticide Application Certification 3
AGA158-A Soil Fertility 3
Elective
Agriculture 3
Elective
Agriculture 3
Elective General Education* 3


Elective Courses



AGB331-A
Entrepreneurship in Agriculture
3
AGM155-A
Farm Equipment Management
2
AGC420-A
Issues in Agriculture
3
AGS319-A Animal Nutrition
3
AGA376-A Integrated Pest Management
3
AGB210-A Ag Law
2
AGS228-A
Beef Cattle Science
5
AGS270-A
Foods of Animal Origin
3

   

Minimum Required Ag Electives


 

16

*You may select any course with an A or E suffix; those planning to complete a Bachelor's degree are encouraged to take A level courses.








Text 712-301-2573 or 712-301-1401
Call 800-352-4907
Email studentservices@nwicc.edu


For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at nwicc.edu/compliance