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For credit degree programs, contact:

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Calmar: 800.728.2256, ext. 376
Peosta: 800.728.7367, ext. 259
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For career pathway certificate programs, contact:

Business and Community Solutions
Calmar Area

563.562.3263, ext. 399
800.728.2256, ext. 399

Business and Community Solutions
Dubuque Area

563.557.8271, ext. 380
888.642.2338, ext. 380

Agriculture and Animal Sciences

The Agriculture and Animal Sciences programs provide unique learning opportunities for students to train at Iowa’s Dairy Center. Students pursuing the agriculture and animal sciences enjoy working in the natural environment, learning new technologies and caring for large and small animals.

Areas of specialization within this field include, but are not limited to: dairy and beef science, veterinary care and agriculture business and production, including the latest technology in precision farming and robotics. The estimated entry-level to median salary range in Iowa is $16,966 - $71,027.

Programs

Program TitleAward
Agriculture Business Associate of Applied Science
Ag. Environmental Science Certificate
Ag. Finance Certificate
Ag. Office Technician Certificate
Agronomy Custom Application Certificate
Animal Science Certificate
Crop Advisor Certificate
Dairy Certificate
Precision Agriculture Certificate
Agriculture Production Associate of Applied Science
Applied Agriculture Studies Diploma
Animal Science Associate of Applied Science
Beef Science Technology Associate of Applied Science
Dairy Science Technology Associate of Applied Science
Breeding Specialist Certificate
Business Specialist Certificate
Feeding Specialist Certificate
Health Specialist Certificate
Finance - Agriculture Finance Associate of Applied Science
Enology Certificate
Enology Technician Diploma
Associate of Applied Science
Large Animal Veterinary Technician Associate of Applied Science
Viticulture Certificate
Viticulture Technician Diploma
Associate of Applied Science

Advantages of Agriculture and Animal Sciences

Variety

Graduates of these programs have a wealth of opportunities waiting for them. Some may continue their education at a four-year college or university, but others may enter the workforce right after graduation and learn new skills while on the job. Graduates may do one, some or all of the following:

  • Harvest and inspect crops
  • Operate and service agricultural machinery
  • Feed, breed and take care of livestock
  • Examine and treat various farm animals and/or pets with vaccines
  • Develop best business practices or provide retail services for various ag-related businesses
  • Own and manage a farm operation

 Salary Source: Iowa Workforce Development