Subject Area: Agriculture and Animal Sciences
Minimum Credits: 20
Location: Calmar, Online
Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer
With the new technologies in crop production, there is a high demand for trained individuals in this area. The proper recognition and analysis of crop production problems are emphasized. Much of the program is designed around the competencies required of the International Certified Crop Advisor program. Upon graduation, students have the background and training necessary to advance rapidly in careers in crop consulting and precision agriculture. Most of the courses for this certificate are available entirely online, so students can work on them from their own location at their own pace.
- 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.
Term 1 Course Title Credits AGA:114 Principles of Agronomy¹ 3.0 AGA:375 Integrated Crop Management 2.0 AGM:361 Commercial Grain Handling 1.0 GIS:111 Intro to Geographical Info Systems 3.0 GIS:206 GIS Data Acquisition and Management 3.0 Term 2 Course Title Credits AGA:154 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3.0 AGA:157 Soil Fertility 1.0 AGA:853 Certified Crop Advisor Review 1.0 Term 3 Course Title Credits 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.
With an annual income range of $33,201 - $50,627 and a projected growth of 4.33%, the career outlook for Crop Advisor graduates is growing.
Source: 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. Growth rate based on projections from 2017-2021.
Future Ready Iowa is an initiative led by the governor to build Iowa’s talent pipeline by meeting the goal of 70 percent of all Iowans to have a two-or four-year college degree, industry recognized certificate or other credential that meets employer need by 2025. Northeast Iowa Community College has the programs necessary to meet this goal.
Related Student Organizations
Post Secondary Agriculture Students, Dairy Science Club
Dairy Science Center, Dairy Science Center Cropland
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240
Agriculture Business Instructor
866.474.4692, ext. 111