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Ag. Business – Dairy

Campus Location:


Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Certificate


Northeast Iowa Community College has a nationally recognized dairy program. With the state-of- the-art facilities and outstanding instructors, we consider ourselves second to none. The Dairy option allows students to participate in the Dairy program at NICC while emphasizing training toward a more business-related career in agriculture.

Ag. Business – Dairy

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 – Dairy

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 21

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
AGS:242 Animal Health 3.0
AGS:335 Principles of Milk Production 3.0
AGS:353 Animal Genetics 3.0
* Agriculture Elective 2.0


Term 2
AGS:319 Animal Nutrition 3.0
AGS:331 Animal Reproduction 3.0
AGS:337 Principles of Dairy Production 3.0
AGS:944 Issues Facing Animal Science 1.0


Agriculture Electives: AGS:244, AGS:326, AGS:334

Ag. Business – Dairy

Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$25,652 - $42,004

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)


Ag. Business – Dairy

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