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Agriculture

Agriculture Technology Diploma

The Agriculture Technology Diploma program is designed to provide students with the skills, aptitudes, and knowledge necessary to enter fields related to general agriculture. The program may be completed in two semesters by following the suggested curriculum, or it may be spread over three or more semesters.

The curriculum is presented in a format that includes classroom work, laboratory instruction and practice. Situational projects in the area of livestock, crop, and business enterprise management are included in the program. The program offers students desiring more advanced education the option of applying completed course work toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Career Opportunities

    • Self-employed Farm or Business Management
    • General Livestock or Crop Production
    • Custom Livestock Feeding or Crop Production
    • Animal Herdsman or Crop Technician
    • Niche Market Production
    • Agriculture-Related Sales

Gainful Employment

Upon successful completion of the Agricultural Technology curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Diploma. This recognition is granted to a person who has completed 32 semester hours of credit at NIACC.

Costs

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 Aid/Scholarships

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.
16 s.h.
Second Term
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.
Recommended Elective(s) 6 s.h.
16 s.h.
Total Program Hours 32 s.h.
Recommended Electives
Must complete 6 s.h. from the following
AGA-855 Site Specific Crop Management* 2 s.h.
AGA-860 Soils and Crop Management** 2 s.h.
AGB-330 Farm Business Management 3 s.h.
AGB-338 Salesmanship & Advertising 2 s.h.
AGB-437 Commodity Marketing 3 s.h.
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.
AGP-331 Precision Agriculture 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.
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.
MAT-804 Applied Math D**** 1 s.h.
SDV-210 Cooperative Education Internship 3 s.h.
WEL-335 Ag & Industry Welding 2 s.h.

*Prerequisite: AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science, its equivalent, or permission of instructor
**Prerequisite: AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science and/or permission of instructor.
***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 permission of instructor.