Dairy Science Technology
The Dairy Science Technology program is nationally-recognized for its academic rigor and excellence, experiential and hands-on learning approaches, and classroom instruction that teaches both theory and applied concepts. As a student in this two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program, you will develop your skills in and knowledge of innovations and advanced technologies that impact successful dairy operations.
Dairy Science Technology students are trained in many areas of animal husbandry including, but not limited to, artificial insemination; vaccinations and treatments including IV, Sub-Q and IM; ration evaluation, balancing, mixing and delivery; feed harvest, storage, and nutrient testing; genomics and sire selection; milk sampling, culturing and milk harvest prep procedures; milk marketing and feed purchasing; facility design of parlors, freestalls, and manure storage; neonatal care of dairy calves and replacement heifers; and financial analysis, including cost of production and profitability return.
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.
- Assistant Herdsman
- Feed Technician
- 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|
|AGS:111||Intro to Dairy Science||1.0|
|AGB:235||Intro to Agriculture Markets||3.0|
|AGB:333||Applied Farm Financial Management||2.0|
|AGS:334||Applied Reproductive Techniques||2.0|
|AGS:335||Principles of Milk Production||3.0|
|AGS:336||Dairy Management Lab I||2.0|
|AGS:805||Dairy Internship I||2.0|
|AGS:944||Issues Facing Animal Science||1.0|
|AGS:244||Applied Animal Disease Prevention and Treatment||2.0|
|AGS:337||Principles of Dairy Production||3.0|
|AGS:339||Dairy Management Lab II||2.0|
|COM:723||Workplace Communications OR||3.0|
|AGA:212||Grain and Forage Crops||4.0|
|AGB:245||Agricultural Risk Management OR||3.0|
|AGS:326||Applied Ration Balancing and Feeding||2.0|
|AGS:342||Dairy Business Analysis||1.0|
|BIO:248||Intro to Bioscience Technology OR||4.0|
|PSY:112||Psychology of Human Relations OR||3.0|
|PSY:111||Introduction to Psychology||3.0|
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
- Post Secondary Agriculture Students
- Dairy Science Club
- Beef Science Club
- AgriScience Club
- Dairy Center
Dean of Career and Technical Education
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 800.728.7367, ext. 168
- Location: Peosta
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 866.474.4692, ext. 112
- Location: Calmar