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Dairy Science Technology – Dairy Health 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 Health 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 Health Specialist

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 21

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
CourseTitleCredits
AGS:114 Survey of the Animal Industry 2.0
AGS:218 Domestic Animal Physiology 4.0
AGS:242 Animal Health 3.0
AGS:244 Applied Animal Disease Prevention and Treatment 2.0
AGS:335 Principles of Milk Production 3.0

 

Term 2
CourseTitleCredits
AGS:101 Working with Animals 2.0
AGS:328 Parlor Management Rotation 1.0
AGS:337 Principles of Dairy Production 3.0
AGS:343 Bovine Husbandry Rotation 1.0

Dairy Science Technology – Dairy Health 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

Dairy Science Technology – Dairy Health 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