Aug 21, 2019  
NIACC Catalog 2019-2020 
    
NIACC Catalog 2019-2020

Agricultural Marketing and Finance, A.A.S.


The Agricultural Marketing and Finance curriculum is designed to prepare students to work in the agricultural service industry. It provides a sound academic foundation with emphasis on business management, economics, information management, sales and marketing, precision agriculture, farm production, human relations, communication, and general education. An eight-week internship experience is required. Upon successful completion of the Agricultural Marketing and Finance curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

NIACC’s Ag Advantage: Champions of Agriculture–Providing high quality, vigorous education opportunities to students.

* Innovative Curriculum
* Industry Partnerships
* Rewarding Internships
* Hands-On Labs
* Highly Regarded by Transfer Institutions
* Technology Emphasis
* Award-Winning Faculty
* Electronic Classrooms
* Satisfied Graduates

Transfer Opportunities: All classes required in our curriculum can be transferred to Iowa State University and/or Northwest Missouri State University. Graduates can transfer to ISU as a junior and work toward a bachelor’s degree in the College of Agriculture. Staff can advise you as to the best academic path for transfer.

NIACC Farm Lab: The NIACC Farm Lab consists of 260 no-till acres, 110 acres of pasture, livestock facilities for the swine and beef breeding herds, and provides Ag students with “hands-on” learning experiences in the areas of crop protection and management, precision farming technology, crop and livestock management, show pig and club calf production, and business planning and decision making.

Career Opportunities

Internships: Students in Agricultural Marketing and Finance complete one paid, eight-week internship. During your internship you will apply your academic skills in an actual work environment. The industry contacts made often lead to full-time employment following graduation.

Employment Opportunities: Jobs for Agricultural Marketing and Finance graduates include salespersons, accountants, GPS/GIS service, commodity marketing, department managers, production marketing, insurance, conservation, and government agency services, and business assistants and managers.

Earning Potential: Entry-level salaries for recent NIACC agriculture technology graduates ranged between $20,000 and $50,000 annually.

Required Courses/Suggested Schedule


First Year


Second Year


Total: 17 s.h.

Fifth Term


Total: 17-18 s.h.

Total Program Hours: 73-75 s.h.