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Subject Area: Liberal Arts and Transfer

Award: Associate of Science

Minimum Credits: 60

Location: Calmar, Peosta

Entry: Summer, Spring, Fall

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The Associate of Science degree 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.

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Related Student Organizations

Post Secondary Agriculture Students, Dairy Science Club

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