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Ag. Business – Animal Science

Campus Location: Calmar

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:

  • Submission of your official high school transcript with ACT score
  • Submission of transcript from any college or university previously attended.
  • Completion of ACCUPLACER assessment if necessary.

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:331 Animal Reproduction 3.0
AGS:353 Anmial 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:242 Animal Health 3.0
AGS:319 Anmial Nutrition 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)


Employers of NICC Alumni

Roadside Dairy, Preston, MN

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