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Dairy Science Technology – Dairy Breeding Specialist

Campus Location: Calmar

Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Certificate

Description:

Certificates are available to students who wish to specialize in breeding, business, health or nutrition. Students can choose to earn certificates in more than one of these areas. Coursework from these certificates can be transferred into the Dairy Science Technology program, and the certificates are ideal for current producers and herds-people looking to continue their education.

Dairy Science Technology – Dairy Breeding Specialist

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.

Dairy Science Technology – Dairy Breeding Specialist

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 21

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
CourseTitleCredits
AGS:331 Animal Reproduction 3.0
AGS:335 Principles of Milk Production 3.0
AGS:353 Animals Genetics 3.0
AGS:354 Applied Animal Selection and Improvement 2.0
AGS:114 Survey of the Animal Industry 2.0

 

Term 2
CourseTitleCredits
AGS:101 Working with Animals 2.0
AGS:334 Applied Reproductive Techniques 2.0
AGS:337 Principles of Dairy Production 3.0
AGS:343 Bovine Husbandry Rotation 1.0

Dairy Science Technology – Dairy Breeding Specialist

Employment Information:

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Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

  • $26,733 - $35,350 - Region 1: Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery and Greenhouse
  • $33,985 - $54,741 - Statewide: First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming/Fishing/Forestry Workers
  • $22,337 - $28,594 - Statewide: Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
  • $16,966 - $25,698 - Statewide: Animal Breeders
  • $18,476 - $23,788 - Statewide: Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
  • $40,793 - $76,741 - Statewide: Farmers, Ranchers and Other Agricultural Managers

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)

2,055

Employers of NICC Alumni

Farnear Farms, Farley, IA
Prairie Moon Guernsey, Waukon, IA
Westwood Embryo Services, Waverly, IA

Sample Job Titles

Lab Tech

Dairy Science Technology – Dairy Breeding Specialist

Additional Information:

Related Student Organizations

Dairy Science Club

Facilities

Dairy Center

Contacts

Lenny Graves
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240
gravesl@nicc.edu

Dave Lawstuen
Dairly Science Instructor
866.474.4692, ext. 112
lawstuend@nicc.edu