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Campus Location: Calmar, Peosta

Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Associate of Science


The Associate of Science degree in Agriculture provides a course of study which will readily transfer to many agricultural baccalaureate majors. Your college courses may satisfy the first two years of a bachelor’s degree depending on the college to which you plan to transfer.

If you are working toward an Associate of Science degree, take courses in science, communication, math, humanities, social science and the required agriculture subject areas. The arts and science courses completed for the degree are useful whether you continue your formal education at a four-year college or enter the workforce. The program is articulated with Iowa State University and Upper Iowa University. When planning to transfer to any other four-year college, you should select courses to satisfy requirements of that specific institution. Consult an advisor on specific general education requirements.

The Associate of Science degree is a good foundation for a professional degree in agriculture education, agriculture business, agricultural studies, agronomy, animal science, dairy science and other agriculture-related curriculum.


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.


Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 64

View the printable Ed Plan.

Completion of Associate of Science degree requirements AND

AGA:114 Principles of Agronomy 3.0
AGA:154 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3.0
AGB:235 Intro to Agriculture Markets 3.0
AGB:330 Farm Business Management 3.0
AGS:101 Working with Animals 2.0
AGS:114 Survey of the Animal Industry 2.0
BIO:112 General Biology I 4.0
BIO:113 General Biology II 4.0
ENG:106 Composition II 3.0
HIS:131 World Civilization I OR 3.0
HIS:132 World Civilization II 3.0
PHI:105 Intro to Ethics 3.0
PSY:121 Developmental Psychology 3.0
SOC:115 Social Problems 3.0
  Agriculture Elective 3.0
  Chemistry Elective (transfer-level) 3.0
  Chemistry Lab Elective (transfer-level) 1.0
* Computer Elective 3.0
  Elective 3.0
* Math Elective 3.0
  Social Science Elective (transfer-level) 3.0


Computer Electives: BCA:112, BCA:212, GIS:111
Math Electives: MAT:120, MAT:140, MAT:156


Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$28,608 - $44,488

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

Tad Mueller
Agriculture Business Instructor
866.474.4692, ext. 111