Finance - Agriculture Finance

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Finance - Agriculture Finance

Subject Area: Business, Marketing and Hospitality, Agriculture and Animal Sciences

Award: Associate of Applied Science

Minimum Credits: 70

Location: Calmar

Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer


In the next five to ten years, a large number of agriculture finance officers will be retiring. This program has been developed at the request of the banking industry to meet the upcoming needs of that high-demand area. This program has been created as a partnership between the Northeast Iowa Community College Business and Agriculture Departments and includes courses in the business skills needed for a bank or finance officer and gives students the background knowledge in agriculture needed for that unique area of the industry. The degree is also designed to easily transfer into a bachelor's degree for students and for banks that desire their employees to have bachelor's degrees.

Admissions Requirements
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment. 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.
Academic Requirements

View the printable Ed Plan.

 Term 1
ACC:152 Financial Accounting 4.0
AGA:114 Principles of Agronomy1 3.0
AGB:330 Farm Business Management2 3.0
FIN:101 Principles of Banking 3.0
FIN:122 Personal Finance 4.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0


 Term 2
AGB:333 Applied Farm Financial Management 2.0
FIN:170 Introduction to Commercial Lending 3.0
PSY:112 Psychology of Human Relations 3.0
SPC:112 Public Speaking 3.0
  Science Elective (transfer-level) 4.0
* Computer Elective 3.0


 Term 3
AGB:336 Agricultural Selling 3.0
AGB:466 Agricultural Finance 3.0
AGS:114 Survey of the Animal Industry3 2.0
ECN:120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3.0
ENG:105 Composition I 3.0
FIN:114 Commercial Banking 3.0


 Term 4
AGB:235 Intro to Agriculture Markets 3.0
AGB:245 Agriculture Risk Management 3.0
BUS:185 Business Law I 3.0
ECN:130 Principles of  Microeconomics 3.0
MAT:120 College Algebra OR 3.0
MAT:140 Finite Math OR 3.0
MAT:156 Statistics 3.0


Computer Electives: BCA, CIS, GIS

Articulation can be achieved by successfully passing an NICC Agriculture Department proficiency exam and taking the following at your high school:

¹Crop Science
²Farm Management
3Animal Science

Employment Information

With an annual income range of $40,091 - $66,554 and a projected growth of 8%, the career outlook for Finance - Agriculture Finance graduates is growing.

Source: EMSI; Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations in the NICC district. Growth rate based on projections from 2016-2020.


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

Tad Mueller
Agriculture Business Instructor
866.474.4692, ext. 111