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Finance - Agriculture Finance

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Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Associate of Applied Science


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.

Finance - Agriculture Finance

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.

Finance - Agriculture Finance

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 72

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:832 Agriculture Finance Internship 2.0


 Term 4
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 5
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

Finance - Agriculture Finance

Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$34,189 - $56,225

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)


Finance - Agriculture Finance

Additional Information:


Todd Ecklund
Dean of Business and Computer Science
800.728.7367, ext. 208