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Ag. Business – Animal Science

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Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Certificate


The Animal Science certificate allows students to tailor their training into a variety of areas of animal production. In addition to taking the background courses in animal science, students can choose to specialize in a particular species or area.

Ag. Business – Animal Science

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 – Animal Science

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 21

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
AGS:114 Survey of the Animal Industry¹ 2.0
AGS:242 Animal Health 3.0
AGS:353 Animal Genetics 3.0
AGS:xxx Animal Science Elective 3.0
* Animal Science Lab Elective 2.0


Term 2
AGS:101 Working With Animals 2.0
AGS:319 Animal Nutrition 3.0
AGS:331 Animal Reproduction 3.0


Animal Science Lab Electives: AGS:244, AGS:326, AGS:334

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

Ag. Business – Animal Science

Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$25,652 - $42,004

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)


Sample Job Titles

Dairy Farm Employee

Ag. Business – Animal Science

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