Agriculture Technology Diploma

General

Program Description

The Agriculture Technology Diploma program is designed to provide students with the skills, aptitudes, and knowledge necessary to enter fields related to general agriculture. The program may be completed in two semesters by following the suggested curriculum, or it may be spread over three or more semesters. The curriculum is presented in a format that includes classroom work, laboratory instruction and practice. Situational projects in the area of livestock, crop, and business enterprise management are included in the program. The program offers students desiring more advanced education the option of applying completed course work toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Career Opportunities

  • Self-employed Farm or Business Management
  • General Livestock or Crop Production
  • Custom Livestock Feeding or Crop Production
  • Animal Herdsman or Crop Technician
  • Niche Market Production
  • Agriculture-Related Sales

First Year

First Term

  • AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science
  • AGB-133 Introduction to Ag Business
  • AGS-109 Animal Science I
  • AGS-110 Animal Science I Lab
  • BCA-215 Computer Business Applications
  • ENG-105 Composition I

Second Term

  • ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting
  • AGA-114 Principles of Agronomy
  • AGS-209 Animal Science II
  • AGS-210 Animal Science II Lab
  • Recommended Elective(s)
Last updated Nov 2017

About the School

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Juni ... Read More

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Junior College, NIACC has the distinct privilege of being the oldest Iowa community college. In 2018, NIACC will be celebrating the College’s 100 year anniversary of providing an education to our students... Read less