Agriculture

Agriculture General Info

This online 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.

NCC also offers transfer options in:
Agriculture Business (AS)
Agriculture Education (AS)
Agronomy (AS)
Animal Science (AS)

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  • Associate of Applied Science

Student Profile

  • Desire to work in Ag industry, but cannot attend class on campus
  • Meets needs of students who require a flexible schedule

Program Location

  • This program is fully online, however, some courses are available on campus.

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Requirements for this program

Course #TitleCredits
FIRST YEAR
FALL SEMESTER18
AGA154-AFundamentals of Soil Science3
AGA181-AIntroduction to Crop Science3
OR
AGA114-APrinciples of Agronomy3
AGB466-AAgricultural Finance3
AGS113-ASurvey of the Animal Industry3
AGS242-AAnimal Health3
ECN130-APrinciples of Microeconomics3
SPRING SEMESTER18
AGB235-AIntroduction to Agriculture Markets3
AGB330-AFarm Business Management3
AGB336-AAgricultural Selling3
ElectiveAgriculture3
ElectiveCommunications*3
ElectiveMath*3
SECOND YEAR
FALL SEMESTER15
AGB437-ACommodity Marketing3
AGP329-AIntroduction to GPS3
CSC110-AIntroduction to Computers3
ElectiveAgriculture3
ElectiveAgriculture3
SPRING SEMESTER15
AGB331-AEntrepreneurship in Agriculture3
AGH284-APesticide Application Certification3
ElectiveAgriculture3
ElectiveAgriculture3
ElectiveGeneral Education*3
Total Credits66
ELECTIVE COURSES
AGA158-ASoil Fertility3
AGA390-AIntroduction to Renewable Resources3
AGC403-ASustainable Agriculture2
AGC420-AIssues in Agriculture3
AGH131-AGreenhouse Management3
AGS226-ABeef Cattle Science3
AGS270-AFoods of Animal Origin3
AGS319-AAnimal Nutrition3
AGS331-AAnimal Reproduction3
AGT250-AFood and Biosecurity Issues1

*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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Graduates can find jobs in areas related to Ag Sales, Farm Management, Ag Suppliers, Ag Service, and Ag Production.
Average income is $11.50 per hour in Iowa.

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.

This program is offered completely online. However, some courses are available on campus.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office will work with you to reach the goal of attending college. Federal and state programs, scholarships and other funding sources, may be available to help you to afford college. We know there are a lot of questions and stress planning to pay for a college education. The Financial Aid Office staff administers aid programs and counsels students in planning individual methods of meeting college costs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for answers to any questions regarding financial aid. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! Northwest Iowa Community College follows a nationally accepted philosophy in administering financial aid programs.

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