Agriculture Academy

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources IconThe Agriculture career academy is designed to provide the foundational coursework for a variety of Agriculture degree programs. This academy is for students who have a desire to work in agriculture with options to pursue Farm Management or Agribusiness Management.

The agriculture academy provides students an opportunity to explore various sectors of the agriculture field. This program is for students interested in completing their Associates of Applied Science or in transferring.

Academy available at Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges.

Associate in Applied Science - Agribusiness Management or Farm Management


During High School - Part 1: Foundation of Agriculture

Term 1 - Fall, Junior or Senior Year of High School, 6.5 credits

  • AGA:390 Introduction to Renewable Resources, 3 credits
  • AGB:108 Human Relations I, 1.5 credits
  • AGS:119 Advanced Animal Science, 2 credits

Term 2 - Spring, Junior or Senior Year of High School, 7credits

  • AGS:315 Principles of Animal Nutrition, 3 credits
  • SPC:112 Public Speaking, 3 credits
  • WBL:101 Exploring Careers: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, 1 credit


During High School - Part 2: Advanced Foundation of Agriculture

Term 3 - Fall, Senior Year of High School, 7.5 credits

  • AGA:182 Introduction to Soil Science, 3 credits
  • AGA:285 Crop Protection, 3 credits
  • AGS:352 Genetics, 1.5 credits

Term 4 - Spring, Senior Year of High School, 7.5 credits

  • AGA:210 Corn and Soybean Production, 3 credits
  • AGB:231 Futures and Options, 1.5 credits
  • ECN:130 Principles of Microeconomics, 3 credits


Careers in Agriculture

There’s plenty to choose from when it comes to agriculture-related programs at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. Many of the students in our ag-related programs do not come from an ag background. They chose one of these programs simply because they love working with their hands and enjoy the great outdoors.

  • Agribusiness Management
    Learn about the human capital and technical sector of American agriculture and graduate prepared to enter retail agricultural and ag supply businesses with this two-year degree.

  • Farm Management
    Learn what it takes to operate a successful farming business through classroom training and real-world work experiences.

  • Agribusiness Equipment Technician
    Develop the skills needed to work in the high-demand agriculture equipment field.

  • Agriculture Systems Technology
    Using practical knowledge and skill, in this career you’ll analyze, develop, build and troubleshoot systems related to agricultural equipment, water quality, biofuels, livestock facilities and more.

  • Veterinary Technician
    Learn how to provide nursing care for companion animals and livestock, including assisting in laboratory and clinical procedures.

  • Agribusiness - Precision Ag
    Precision Ag is a management strategy that gathers, processes and analyzes data, combining it with other information to support management decisions that help improve efficiency, productivity, quality, profitability and sustainability of ag production.

  • Turf and Landscape Management
    Prepare yourself to enter professional careers like golf and sport turf management, landscape design, landscape installation, grounds maintenance, lawn care, garden center management and other green industry related careers.

  • Conservation
    EICC’s Conservation Program provides a solid foundation with classes in areas such as environmental science, fisheries and wildlife ecology, and local flora.

For more information, contact our high school team