Online Schools Guide Has Ranked NCC’s Agriculture Program #3 in their Online Agriculture Associate Degrees

Online Schools Guide has ranked Northwest Iowa Community College’s Agricultural Program #3 in their list of Top 10 Online Agriculture Associate Degrees in the nation. Online Schools Guide has been providing advice, resources, and rankings on the best online undergraduate and graduate degree programs since 2018. Completely independent and unbiased, OSG is working to be the ultimate resource for new high school graduates, working adults returning to school, and all sorts of nontraditional students.

The editors at Online Schools Guide found schools offering two-year associate degrees in agriculture online or hybrid. Then, based on reputation, cost, and future salary, we ranked the Online Agriculture Associates programs.

According to Online Schools Guide website, “…Northwest Iowa Community College is one of the best online community colleges in the country and is situated in Sheldon, Iowa. The school is committed to each student’s success and offers on-campus classes and hybrid academic programs.”

Schools from across the nation that were included in the Top 5:

  1. University of Massachusetts Amherst, AS in Sustainable Food and Farming
    2. Utah State University, AS in Agricultural Science
    3. Northwest Iowa Community College, AAS in Agriculture
    4. Central Lakes College, AS in Agricultural Science
    5. Northeast Iowa Community College, AAS in Agriculture Finance

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Agriculture Program:
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 online with the exception of the internship which will involve hours at an agricultural business of interest and convenient to your schedule and location.

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. Graduates can find jobs in areas related to Ag Sales, Farm Management, Ag Suppliers, Ag Service, and Ag Production.

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