Agriculture Finance (AAS)
Agriculture Finance (AAS)
Subject Area: Business, Marketing and Hospitality, Agriculture and Animal Sciences
Award: Associate of Applied Science
Minimum Credits: 66
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.
- Apply for admission.
- Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
- Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.
Term 1 Course Title Credit 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 Course Title Credit AGB:235 Intro to Agriculture Markets 3.0 AGB:333 Applied Farm Financial Management 2.0 BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Applications 3.0 FIN:170 Introduction to Commercial Lending 3.0 PSY:112 Psychology of Human Relations 3.0 SPC:112 Public Speaking 3.0 Term 3 Course Title Credit ACC:152 Financial Accounting 4.0 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 Course Title Credit AGB:245 Agriculture Risk Management 3.0 AGB:336 Agricultural Selling 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
Articulation can be achieved by successfully passing an NICC Agriculture Department proficiency exam and taking the following at your high school:
With an annual income range of $42,157 - $66,088 and a projected growth of 4.3%, the career outlook for Agriculture Finance graduates is growing.
Source: EMSI; Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses. Growth rate based on projections from 2017-2021.
Future Ready Iowa is an initiative led by the governor to build Iowa’s talent pipeline by meeting the goal of 70 percent of all Iowans to have a two- or four-year college degree, industry recognized certificate or other credential that meets employer need by 2025. Northeast Iowa Community College has the programs necessary to meet this goal.
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240
Agriculture Business Instructor
866.474.4692, ext. 111