The Agricultural Operations Management curriculum is designed to prepare students to farm, be farm managers, or work in a production field. It provides a sound academic foundation with emphasis on farm management, economics, business management, information management, precision agriculture, agronomy, animal science, human relations, and general education. Two eight-week internship experiences are required. Upon successful completion of the Agricultural Operations Management curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree.
Eligible for the Future Ready Iowa Last Dollar Scholarship.
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.
Internships: Students in Agricultural Operations Management complete two paid, eight-week internships. During your internships 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 Operations Management graduates include self employed in farming, farm management, GPS/GIS service, production assistants, livestock production, herdspersons, crop production, crop input application, and sales.
Earning Potential: Entry-level salaries for recent NIACC agriculture technology graduates ranged between $20,000 and $50,000 annually.