Agriculture and Animal Sciences

Learn current and leading-edge practices in crop production and technology to qualify for in-demand, professional employment in agribusiness or agricultural production. You'll receive a well-rounded agricultural education that includes a blend of agronomy courses and practical application and may have employment opportunities during the program, such as internships, apprenticeships and other earn-while-you-learn options.

You will also develop your skills and knowledge of plant biology, genetics and physiology to improve crop yield and quality, and be able to evaluate the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil as it relates to soil health and fertility. More advanced coursework focuses on critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address challenges in the agricultural industry, such as climate change, food security and sustainability.

Award: Certificate
Credits: 34
Locations: Calmar
Entry: Fall

Paying for the Program


Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $8,586*

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

Financial Aid Info
  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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Rachel Uhlenhake
Agriculture Instructor

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  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 8111
  • Location: Dairy Center