Agronomy and Crop Science

Agriculture and Animal Sciences

The Agronomy and Crop Science program provides a blend of agronomy courses and practical application, ensuring a well-rounded agricultural education. During their course of study students will obtain knowledge of current and cutting-edge practices in crop production and technology. Upon graduation, students are prepared for a successful career in crop production, whether they choose to pursue a position in an agriculture business or a production operation.

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Credits: 71
Locations: Calmar
Entry: Fall

Paying for the Program

$14,058*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $15,762*

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.

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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 Agronomy and Crop Science Class Schedule

Fall

Fall
CourseTitleCredits
AGA:114 Principles of Agronomy 3.0
AGB:330 Farm Business Management 3.0
ENV:115 Environmental Science 3.0
ENV:116 Environmental Science Lab 1.0
GIS:111 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems 3.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0

Spring

Spring
CourseTitleCredits
AGA:212 Grain and Forage Crops 4.0
AGA:283 Pesticide Applicator Certification 2.0
AGA:802 Agronomy Internship I 2.0
AGB:235 Introduction to Agriculture Markets 3.0
AGP:333 Precision Farming Systems 3.0
COM:723
ENG:105
Workplace Communications OR
Composition I
3.0
3.0

Summer

Summer
CourseTitleCredits
AGA:381 Crop Scouting 3.0
AGA:812 Agronomy Internship II 2.0
AGA:948 Special Projects 1.0

Fall

Fall
CourseTitleCredits
AGA:131 Plant Physiology 2.0
AGA:159 Livestock Nutrient Management 2.0
AGA:375 Integrated Crop Management 2.0
BIO:125 Plant Biology 4.0
AGP:435 Advanced Precision Farming Software 3.0
PSY:112 Psychology of Human Relations 3.0

Spring

Spring
CourseTitleCredits
AGA:154 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3.0
AGA:165 Agriculture Fertilizers and Chemicals 3.0
AGA:223
AGB:245
Grain Management OR
Agriculture Risk Management
3.0
3.0
AGA:853 Certified Crop Advisor 1.0
AGB:336 Agricultural Selling 3.0
SPC:112 Public Speaking 3.0

Related Student Organizations

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