Applied Agriculture Studies

Agriculture and Animal Sciences

The Applied Agriculture Studies diploma program is designed for students interested in an entry-level agriculture career. Courses in this program emphasize hands-on learning. The education plan is outlined so students can complete the program in one year, although most students pursue a less aggressive schedule taking two to three years to complete the program.

Award: Diploma
Credits: 36
Locations: Calmar
Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Paying for the Program

$7,128*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $7,992*

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

  • Agronomist
  • Custom Applicator
  • Farm Hand
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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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Academic requirements, program details and any additional admission requirements for this program can be found on the program page in the college catalog.

Gainful Employment Information

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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: carlsonc@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2168
  • Location: Peosta