Agriculture Business: Agriculture Finance

Agriculture and Animal Sciences

The specialized needs in agriculture credit and financing have created a need for specific training in this area. The courses in this certificate develop skills to help individuals interested in the financing part of the agriculture industry. This certificate is designed to complement a two-year or four-year degree in agriculture business. Graduates with a degree and this certificate can pursue careers as bank agriculture finance officers or as credit managers in agriculture businesses.

Award: Certificate
Credits: 21
Locations: Online
Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Paying for the Program

$4,158*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $4,662*

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$19,816 - 72,008

Estimated annual salary range for Agriculture and Animal Sciences graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

Potential Careers

  • Purchasing Agent, Farm Products
  • Financial Analyst
  • Farm Manager
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  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.
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2019-2020 Agriculture Finance Certificate Class Schedule

Fall

CourseTitleCredits
Fall
ACC:152 Financial Accounting 4.0
AGB:330 Farm Business Management 3.0
AGB:466 Agriculture Finance 3.0

Spring

CourseTitleCredits
Spring
AGB:235 Intro to Agriculture Markets 3.0
AGB:245 Agriculture Risk Management 3.0
AGB:333 Applied Farm Financial Management 2.0
AGB:336 Agriculture Selling 3.0

Articulation can be achieved by successfully passing an NICC Agriculture Department proficiency exam and taking Farm Management at your high school.

Related Student Organizations

  • Post Secondary Agriculture Students
  • Dairy Science Club
  • Beef Science Club
  • AgriScience Club

Program Facilities

  • Dairy Science Center
  • Dairy Science Center Cropland
Chris Carlson

Christopher Carlson
Dean of Career and Technical Education

  • Email: carlsonc@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 800.728.7367, ext. 168
  • Location: Peosta
Tad Mueller

Tad Mueller
Agriculture Faculty

  • Email: muellert@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 866.474.4692, ext. 111
  • Location: Calmar