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Dairy Science Technology – Dairy Health Specialist

Campus Location: Calmar

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 Health 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 Health Specialist

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 19

View the printable Ed Plan.

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


Term 2
AGS:101 Working with Animals 2.0
AGS:242 Animal Health 3.0
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)


Dairy Science Technology – Dairy Health 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