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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Agronomy, AAS

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Agronomy is the science and technology of producing plants that serve humans, using practices essential for maintaining and improving life. The agronomy program prepares students with skills such as crop production and soil management, yield forecasting, precision farming, agricultural agronomy business, environmental and natural resource management, and farm management. In addition, students will receive practical experience with 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 the seed, fertilizer, and agricultural chemical industries as field agronomists, precision equipment technician, crop and soil management specialists, research technicians, sales and marketing specialists, production managers, integrated pest management, and in other science-based professional positions.

Enrollment Date: Fall and/or Spring Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 65
Campus: Fort Dodge
Department: Career and Technical Education
CIP#: 01.01020200

Program Outcomes:

  1. Enhance our partnerships with local industry to fulfill their employment and training needs.
  2. Students will possess the skills needed to be gainfully employed in their chosen career path.
  3. Students will demonstrated competency in the skills needed to satisfy their educational goals.

Program of Study

AAS Degree Total Hours: 65


The following courses are Third or Fourth semester classes only: AGS 401 - Swine Production , AGS 553 - Beef Production   and AGA 271 - Advanced Corn & Soybean Production .

Ag Tech electives must be chosen from the list below.

Footnotes for Degree Requirements:

1 Required general education course.

2 Required elective course.

3 Institutional requirement.

4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List  .

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. 

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources, Iowa Central Community College, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501; Telephone: 515-574-1138, Email: concerns@iowacentral.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov. 

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