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.

Muscatine Community College

  • For Academic Year 2021- 2022, this academy will be offered at: Muscatine Community College Campus  - 12:50 - 2:50 p.m. daily.  

  • Participating High Schools include:  Muscatine, Wilton, West Liberty Columbus Junction, Louisa Muscatine and Durant High Schools.
     

 

Associate in Applied Science - Agribusiness Management

 

During High School

Term 1 - Fall, Senior Year of High School, 7.5 credits

  • AGB:108 Human Relations 1, 1.5 credits
  • AGB:133 Introduction to Agricultural Business, 3 credits
  • AGA:182 Introduction to Soil Science, 3 credits

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

  • AGA:285 Crop Protection, 3 credits
  • AGS:315 Principles of Animal Nutrition, 3 credits
  • AGC:915 Alpha Mu Sigma , 1 credits


After High School - Agribusiness Management AAS (69 credits)

Term 3 - Fall At Muscatine Community College, 16.5 credits

  • COM:102 Communication Skills, 3 credits
  • AGA:881 Grain Science, 1.5 credits
  • AGB:336 Agricultural Selling, 3 credits
  • CSC:110 Introduction to Computers, 3 credits
  • ECN: 130 Principles of Microeconomics, 3 credits
  • AGC:941 Employment Experience 1, 3 credits

Term 4 - Spring, 18 credits

  • AGA:210 Corn and Soybean Production, 3 credits
  • AGB:112 Human Relations 2, 1.5 credits
  • AGC:915 Alpha Mu Sigma 2, 1 credit
  • AGC:942 Employment Experience 2, 3 credits
  • AGA:349 Fertilizers, 1.5 credits
  • AGB:357 Agribusiness Marketing and Retailing, 3 credits
  • AGP:243 Precision Agricultural Applications, 3 credits
  • AGS:119 Advanced Animal Science, 2 credits

Term 5 - Summer, 5 credits

  • AGA:375 Integrated Crop Management, 2 credits
  • ACC:142 Financial Accounting, 3 credits

Term 6 - Fall, 15 credits

  • AGA:901 Seed Science, 1.5 credits
  • AGB:280 Business Law for Agriculture, 1.5 credits
  • AGS:352 Genetics, 1.5 credits
  • AGC:943 Employment Experience 3, 4 credits
  • AGB:231 Futures and Options, 1.5 credits
  • MAT:104 Applied Math Topics, 3 credits
  • AGA:390 Introduction to Renewable Resources, 3 credits

 

After High School - Farm Management AAS (67 credits)

Term 3 - Fall At Muscatine Community College, 13.5 credits

  • COM:102 Communication Skills, 3 credits
  • AGS:352 Genetics, 1.5 credits
  • AGS:401 Swine Production (OR Grain Science 1.5 and Ag Economics 3.0), 3 credits
  • CSC:110 Introduction to Computers, 3 credits
  • AGC:861 Farm Experience, 3 credits

Term 4 - Spring, 17.5 credits

  • AGA:210 Corn and Soybean Production, 3 credits
  • AGC:918 Seminar, 1 credit
  • AGC:862 Farm Experience 2, 3 credits
  • AGB:232 Livestock and Grain Marketing, 3 credits
  • AGB:306 Risk Management, 1.5 credits
  • AGP: 243 Precision Agriculture Applications, 2 credits

Term 5 - Summer, 6.5 credits

  • AGA:375 Integrated Crop Management, 2 credits
  • AGA:336 Forage Production, 1.5 credits
  • ACC:142 Financial Accounting, 3 credits

Term 6 - Fall, 15 credits

  • AGB:305 Agricultural Law, 1.5 credits
  • AGB: 330 Farm Business Management, 3 credits
  • AGC:864 Farm Experience 3, 3 credits
  • AGB:231 Futures and Options, 1.5 credits
  • MAT:104 Applied Math Topics, 3 credits
  • AGA:390 Introduction to Renewable Resources, 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