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Dairy Science Technology – Dairy Breeding Specialist

Campus Location:


Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Certificate


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:

  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.

Dairy Science Technology – Dairy Breeding Specialist

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 21

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
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
AGS:101 Working with Animals 2.0
AGS:331 Animal Reproduction 3.0
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)


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


Dairy Center


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

Dave Lawstuen
Dairly Science Instructor
866.474.4692, ext. 112