Beef Science Technology
The Beef Science Technology program provides hands-on experience that enables students to be successful in today's beef industry. The state-of-the-art Beef Science Education Center offers students the opportunity to interact with cattle in a safe and efficient cattle handling system. The program offers a diversified education on many topics such as genetics, reproduction, nutrition, feeding, health and financial management. Along with the many experiences on campus, students have the opportunity to participate in field trips to many successful cattle operations and beef industry businesses both in Iowa and around the country. Students also have the opportunity to take part in quality internships that provide a wealth of knowledge and exposure to successful beef industry professionals.
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.
- Beef Procuring Specialists
- Feed and Nutrition Consultants
- Cattle Ranchers
- Feedlot Managers
- Apply for admission.
- Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
- 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.
|AGA:114||Principles of Agronomy1||3.0|
|AGB:330||Farm Business Management||3.0|
|AGS:101||Working with Animals||2.0|
|AGS:114||Survey of the Animal Industry2||2.0|
|AGS:344||Agricultural Equipment, Selection, Operation, and Maintenance||1.0|
|AGS:354||Applied Animal Selection and Improvement||2.0|
|SDV:179||*The College Experience||3.0|
|AGB:235||Intro to Agriculture Markets||3.0|
|AGB:333||Applied Farm Financial Management||2.0|
|AGS:226||Beef Cattle Science||3.0|
|AGS:253||Spring Beef Cattle Science Lab||2.0|
|AGS:334||Applied Reproductive Techniques||2.0|
|AGS:830||Beef Production Internship||2.0|
|AGS:944||Issues Facing Animal Science||1.0|
|AGS:244||Applied Animal Disease Prevention and Treatment||2.0|
|AGS:251||Beef Production Management||3.0|
|AGS:252||Fall Beef Cattle Science Lab||2.0|
|COM:723||Workplace Communications OR||3.0|
|AGA:212||Grain and Forage Crops||4.0|
|AGB:245||Agriculture Risk Management OR||3.0|
|AGS:326||Applied Ration Balancing and Feeding||2.0|
|PSY:112||Psychology of Human Relations||3.0|
|BIO:248||Intro to Bioscience Technology OR||4.0|
This Associate of Applied Science degree program requires a minimum of 15 credits of transfer-level general education electives from Communication, Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science. Three of these hours can include SDV:179 The College Experience. If The College Experience course is waived or transfers in for less than three credits, an additional general education elective is required.
Articulation can be achieved by successfully passing an NICC Agriculture Department proficiency exam and taking the following at your high school:
Related Student Organizations
- Postsecondary Agriculture Students
- Dairy Science Club
- Beef Science Club
- AgriScience Club
- Dairy Center
- Cow-Calf Facilities
Dean of Career and Technical Education
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 800.728.7367, ext. 168
- Location: Peosta