Agricultural Technology Program

In the dynamic realm of today’s agriculture, this program is designed to prepare students for the production, retail, and service aspects of the agriculture industry. Students will gain employable skills through such courses as animal science, crop production, farm business management, and field studies. In addition, students will receive practical experience in some of the largest agricultural businesses in the Midwest. The college farm also provides the resources for students to apply many farm management skills. Upon the completion of this Associate of Applied Sciences program, students may seek full-time employment in agriculture or may choose to continue their education.

Course Schedule

Agricultural Technology A.A.S. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGS-113 Survey of the Animal Industry
3.0
AGC-201 American Agricultural History*
3.0
AGA-852 Principles of Crop Production
3.0
ACC-111 Intro to Accounting
3.0
XXX-XXX Agricultural Technology Elective**
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGB-206 Farm Operations & Management I
3.0
AGC-318 Field Studies/Career Options
3.0
AGB-235 Intro to Agricultural Markets***
3.0
XXX-XXX Agricultural Technology Elective**
3.0
XXX-XXX Agricultural Technology Elective**
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGB-934 Practicum (Required)
3.0
 
Total Hours: 3.0

Agricultural Technology Fast Track Courses (must complete 3 credit hours from the following electives)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AUT-121 Small Engines
1.0
ELE-162 Basic Wiring
1.0
AGM-101 Agricultural Diesel Tractor/Equipment Management
1.0
CON-100 Basic Carpentry
1.0
CON-130 Concrete Theory
1.0
 

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science
3.0
AGA-155 Fundamentals of Soil Science Lab
1.0
AGB-207 Farm Operations & Management II
3.0
XXX-XXX Agricultural Technology Elective**
3.0
XXX-XXX Agricultural Technology Elective**
3.0
XXX-XXX Communications Elective*
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGA-380 Integrated Pest Management
4.0
AGB-330 Farm Business Management
3.0
BUS-112 Business Math
3.0
OR
XXX-XXX Math Elective*
XXX-XXX Agricultural Technology Elective**
3.0
XXX-XXX Agricultural Technology Elective**
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0
 
Accounting Associate A.S. Degree Total Hours: 68.0

+Third or Fourth Semester Class Only

*Satisfies Humanities/Social Science elective. Elective must be chosen from the current approved A.A.S./A.A. degree list will also be accepted.

**Ag Tech Electives must be chosen from the list below.

***Satisfies Gen. Ed. Elective

Fall Electives

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGS-380 Livestock Management Techniques
3.0
AGH-221 Principles of Horticulture*
3.0
AGP-336 Precision Agricultural
3.0
AGC-940 On the Job Training
3.0
AGB-133 Intro to Agricultural Business
3.0
AGS-401 Swine Production+
3.0
AGB-336 Agricultural Sales
3.0
IND-127 Shop Operations
1.0
WEL-122 Beginning Welding
2.0
 

Spring Electives

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGA-271 Advanced Corn & Soybean Production+
3.0
AGA-390 Intro to Renewable Resources
3.0
AGC-129 Sustainable Agriculture
3.0
AGC-940 On the Job Training
3.0
AGE-219 Equine Science
3.0
AGP-330 Advanced GPS
3.0
AGS-553 Beef Production+
3.0

Agriculture Transfer Program A.A. Degree

Iowa Central Community College offers a unique educational program in Agriculture. Typically, the first two years of the program are taken at Iowa Central Community College and the final two years are completed at a four-year university.

English/Speech Communication (9 credit hours required)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
SPC-112 Public Speaking
3.0
 

Math and Science (8 credit hours required)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAT-140 Finite Math
3.0
MAT-156 Statistics
3.0
OR
MAT-127 College Algebra and Trigonometry
5.0
BIO-102 Intro to Biology
3.0
BIO-103 Intro to Biology Lab
1.0
OR
BIO-112 General Biology I
4.0
CHM-110 Intro to Chemistry
3.0
CHM-111 Intro to Chemistry Lab
1.0
OR
CHM-165 General Chemistry
4.0
 

Social Science (9 credit hours required)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective*
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective*
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective*
3.0
 

Humanities (9 credit hours required)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective*
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective*
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective*
3.0
 

Distributed Requirements (5 credit hours required)

5 additional hours required from the above categories
 

Computer Literacy (3 credit hours required)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
 

College Experience (1 credit hour required)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
 

Electives (16 credit hours required)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGA-852 Principles of Crop Production
3.0
AGS-113 Survey of the Animal Industry
3.0
AGB-235 Intro to Agricultural Markets
3.0
AGA-390 Intro to Renewable Resources
3.0
AGB-330 Farm Business Management
3.0
AGS-401 Swine Management
3.0
AGS-553 Beef Production
3.0
AGB-133 Intro to Agricultural Business
3.0
AGB-336 Agricultural Sales
3.0
AGE-219 Equine Science
3.0
AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science
3.0
AGA-155 Fundamentals of Soil Science Lab
1.0
AGA-380 Integrated Pest Management
4.0
AGP-330 Advanced GPS
3.0
AGP-336 Precision Agriculture
3.0
AGC-129 Sustainable Agriculture
3.0
AGC-940 On the Job Training
3.0
AGH-221 Principles of Horticulture
3.0
AGA-271 Advanced Corn & Soybean Production
3.0
ACC-142 Financial Accounting
3.0
ACC-146 Managerial Accounting
3.0
BUS-113 Workplace Readiness
1.5

*Course may be substituted with a related course from the A.A. approved Gen. Ed List.

Instructors

Mike Robertson 515-574-1943 robertson@iowacentral.edu  
Mike Richards 515-574-1918 richards@iowacentral.edu