Agriculture Finance

Agriculture and Animal Sciences Business, Marketing and Hospitality

In the next five to ten years, a large number of agriculture finance officers will be retiring. This program has been developed at the request of the banking industry to meet the upcoming needs of that high-demand area. This program has been created as a partnership between the Northeast Iowa Community College Business and Agriculture Departments and includes courses in the business skills needed for a bank or finance officer and gives students the background knowledge in agriculture needed for that unique area of the industry. The degree is also designed to easily transfer into a bachelor's degree for students and for banks that desire their employees to have bachelor's degrees.

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Credits: 66
Locations: Online
Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Paying for the Program

Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $14,652*

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

  • Farm and Ranch Manager
  • Farm Labor Contractor
  • Buying and Purchasing, Farm Products
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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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AGA:114 Principles of Agronomy1 3.0
AGB:330 Farm Business Management2 3.0
FIN:101 Principles of Banking 3.0
FIN:122 Personal Finance 4.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0


AGB:235 Intro to Agriculture Markets 3.0
AGB:333 Applied Farm Financial Management 2.0
BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Applications 3.0
FIN:170 Introduction to Commercial Lending 3.0
PSY:112 Psychology of Human Relations 3.0
SPC:112 Public Speaking 3.0


ACC:152 Financial Accounting 4.0
AGB:466 Agricultural Finance 3.0
AGS:114 Survey of the Animal Industry3 2.0
ECN:120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3.0
ENG:105 Composition I 3.0
FIN:114 Commercial Banking 3.0


AGB:245 Agriculture Risk Management 3.0
AGB:336 Agricultural Selling 3.0
BUS:185 Business Law I 3.0
ECN:130 Principles of  Microeconomics 3.0
MAT:120 College Algebra OR 3.0
MAT:140 Finite Math OR 3.0
MAT:156 Statistics 3.0

Articulation can be achieved by successfully passing an NICC Agriculture Department proficiency exam and taking the following at your high school:

1Crop Science
2Farm Management
3Animal Science

Related Student Organizations

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

Christopher Carlson, Ed.D.
Dean of Career and Technical Education

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2168
  • Location: Peosta