Agronomy and Crop Science

Agriculture and Animal Sciences

You will graduate from this program with top-tier skills and knowledge that qualifies you for employment in one of the highest in-demand fields in agriculture. In the program you develop your expertise in crop production strategies, advanced GPS, GIS and drone technologies and crop management. Hands-on and classroom learning includes operating agronomic equipment, precision farming systems and livestock nutrient management. Completing an internship as part of your learning will provide real-world applications and experiences that prepare you for a successful career in a constantly evolving agriculture industry.

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Credits: 69
Locations: Calmar
Entry: Fall

Paying for the Program

$14,421*

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $16,077*

There are many options available for tuition savings. Contact the Admissions or Financial Aid office for more information.

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$62,701

Estimated annual salary for Agronomy and Crop Science graduates represents median annual wage from EMSI's Analyst, Career Coach and Institutional Research data.

Potential Careers

  • Farmer/Rancher
  • Agronomist
  • Agriculture Custom Applicator
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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®, or SAT® test scores. Reading and writing scores are valid for three years, and math scores are valid for two years. 
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Related Student Organizations

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

Bruce Bearinger
Dean of Agriculture, Animal Science and Transportation

  • Email: bearingerb@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 8128
  • Location: Dairy Center