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.
- 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
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.
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.|
|Recommended Elective(s)||6 s.h.|
|Total Program Hours||32 s.h.|
|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.