Agricultural Sales and Service Degree
The Sales and Service curriculum is designed to prepare students to work in the agricultural supply and service industry. It provides a sound academic foundation with emphasis on sales/merchandising, economics, business management, information management, precision agriculture, agronomy, animal science, human relations, and general education. Two eight-week internship experiences are required.
NIACC’s Ag Advantage: Champions of Agriculture–Providing high quality, vigorous education opportunities to students.
- Innovative Curriculum
- Industry Partnerships
- Rewarding Internships
- Hands-On Labs
- Highly Regarded by Transfer Institutions
- Technology Emphasis
- Award-Winning Faculty
- Electronic Classrooms
- Satisfied Graduates
NIACC Farm Lab
The NIACC Farm Lab consists of 260 no-till acres, 110 acres of pasture, livestock facilities for the swine and beef breeding herds, and provides Ag students with “hands-on” learning experiences in the areas of crop protection and management, precision farming technology, crop and livestock management, show pig and club calf production.
All classes required in our curriculum can be transferred to Iowa State University and/or Northwest Missouri State University. Graduates can transfer to ISU as a junior and work toward a bachelor’s degree in the College of Agriculture. Staff can advise you as to the best academic path for transfer.
- Internships: Students in Sales and Service complete two paid, eight-week internships. During your internships you will apply your academic skills in an actual work environment. The industry contacts made often lead to full-time employment following graduation.
- Employment Opportunities: Jobs for Agriculture Sales and Service graduates include salespersons, counter sales, GPS/GIS service, production assistants, department managers, marketing, insurance, conservation and agency services, and business assistants and managers.
- Earning Potential: Entry-level salaries for recent NIACC agriculture technology graduates ranged between $ 20,000 and $ 50,000 annually.
Upon successful completion of the Agricultural Sales and Service curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree.
Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.
Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on Financial Aid click here.
First Year - First Term
|AGA-154||Fundamentals of Soil Science||3 s.h.|
|AGB-133||Introduction to Ag Business||3 s.h.|
|AGS-109||Animal Science I||3 s.h.|
|AGS-110||Animal Science I Lab||1 s.h.|
|BCA-215||Computer Business Applications||3 s.h.|
|ENG-105||Composition I||3 s.h.|
|ACC-111||Introduction to Accounting||3 s.h.|
|AGA-114||Principles of Agronomy||3 s.h.|
|AGS-209||Animal Science II||3 s.h.|
|AGS-210||Animal Science II Lab||1 s.h.|
|BIO-196||Introduction to Bio-Technology||4 s.h.|
|MAT-801||Applied Math A*||1 s.h.|
|MAT-802||Applied Math B**||1 s.h.|
|MAT-803||Applied Math C***||1 s.h.|
|AGA-852||Principles of Crop Production||3 s.h.|
|AGP-331||Precision Agriculture||2 s.h.|
|BUS-130||Introduction to Entrepreneurship||3 s.h.|
|AGA-860||Soils and Crop Management****||2 s.h.|
|AGB-437||Commodity Marketing||3 s.h.|
|AGB-810||Agriculture Internship||4 s.h.|
|Approved Ag Elective(s)||5 s.h.|
|AGA-855||Site Specific Crop Management*****||2 s.h.|
|AGB-330||Farm Business Management||3 s.h.|
|AGB-338||Salesmanship & Advertising||2 s.h.|
|AGB-810||Agriculture Internship||4 s.h.|
|BUS-161||Human Relations||3 s.h.|
|Approved Ag Elective(s)||2 s.h.|
|Total Program Hours||71 s.h.|
*Prerequisite: COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of at least 49, or ACT math score of at least 16, or MAT-063 Pre-Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or Accuplacer Arithmetic score of at least 59, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of at least 50, or Accuplacer College Math score of at least 21.
**Prerequisite: COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of at least 49, or ACT math score of at least 16, or MAT-063 Pre-Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or Accuplacer Arithmetic score of at least 59, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of at least 50, or Accuplacer College Math score of at least 21.
***Prerequisite: MAT-801 Applied Math A and MAT-802 Applied Math B with a grade of C or higher, or Accuplacer Arithmetic score of at least 59, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of at least 50, or Accuplacer College Math score of at least 21.
****Prerequisite: AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science and/or permission of instructor.
*****Prerequisite: AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science, or its equivalent.
|AGC-190||Skills and Safety in Agriculture||1 s.h.|
|AGC-315||Leadership in Agriculture||3 s.h.|
|AGC-420||Issues in Agriculture||3 s.h.|
|AGM-120||Basic Agricultural Mechanics||2 s.h.|
|AGS-317||Animal Nutrition||2 s.h.|
|AGS-401||Swine Production||3 s.h.|
|AGS-554||Beef Production||3 s.h.|
|AGS-811||Animal Technologies||1 s.h.|
|WEL-335||Ag & Industry Welding||2 s.h.|