Dairy Science Technology – Dairy Feeding Specialist

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Dairy Science Technology – Dairy Feeding Specialist

Subject Area: Agriculture and Animal Sciences

Award: Certificate

Minimum Credits: 21

Location: Calmar

Entry: Summer, Spring, Fall

Contact email: lawstuend@nicc.edu


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.

Admissions Requirements
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Complete ACCUPLACER® admission testing. Testing may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® 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.
Academic Requirements

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
AGA:114 Principles of Agronomy 3.0
AGS:114 Survey of the Animal Industry 2.0
AGS:335 Principles of Milk Production 3.0
AGS:343 Bovine Husbandry Rotation 1.0


Term 2
AGA:212 Grain and forage Crops 4.0
AGS:319 Animal Nutrition 3.0
AGS:326 Applied Ration Balancing and Feeing 2.0
AGS:337 Principles of Dairy Production 3.0
Employment Information

With an annual income range of $22,526 - $60,715 and a projected growth of 23.3%, the career outlook for Dairy Science Technology – Dairy Feeding Specialist graduates is outstanding.

Salary Source: Institutional Effectiveness; Salary range represents 10th-90th percentile earnings for related occupations in the NICC district. Growth rate based on projections from 2010-2020.

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Additional Information

Related Student Organizations

Post Secondary Agriculture Students, Dairy Science Club


Dairy Center


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

Dave Lawstuen
Dairy Science Instructor
866.474.4692, ext. 112