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Ag. Business – Agronomy Custom Application

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Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Certificate


Agronomy Custom Application is currently the highest demand occupation in agriculture business. The new technologies in custom application equipment require highly trained and professional individuals. In addition to understanding how to operate the equipment, students need to recognize and analyze crop production problems. Much of the program is designed around the competencies required of the International Certified Crop Advisor program. Most of the courses for this certificate are available online, so students can work on them from their own location at their own pace.

Ag. Business – Agronomy Custom Application

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Complete ACT Compass® admission testing. Testing may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACCUPLACER® or ALEKS® test scores. Scores are valid for three years.
  3. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.

Ag. Business – Agronomy Custom Application

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 20

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
AGA:114 Principles of Agronomy¹ 3.0
GIS:111 Intro to Geographical Info Systems 3.0
AGP:333 Precision Farming Systems 3.0


Term 2
AGA:157 Soil Fertility 1.0
AGA:161 Herbicides 1.0
AGA:212 Grain and Forage Crops 4.0
AGA:283 Pesticide Application Certification 2.0


Term 3
AGA:381 Crop Scouting 3.0


¹Articulation can be achieved by successfully passing an NICC Agriculture Department proficiency exam and taking Crop Science at your high school.

Ag. Business – Agronomy Custom Application

Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$22,827 - $27,335

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)


Employers of NICC Alumni

El-Kay Farms, St. Charles, MN
Lewiston Feed & Produce, Lewiston, MN

Sample Job Titles

Applicator/Truck Driver

Ag. Business – Agronomy Custom Application

Additional Information:

Related Student Organizations

Post Secondary Agriculture Students, Dairy Science Club, Rodeo Club

Program Facilities

Dairy Science Center, Dairy Science Center Cropland

Additional Resources

NICC AgriSciences Blog


Lenny Graves
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240

Tad Mueller
Agriculture Business Instructor
866.474.4692, ext. 111