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Dairy Science - Technical Diploma

Turn your passion for raising animals into your profession. The Dairy Science technical diploma will prepare you to work in entry-level dairy industry positions. You’ll become proficient with dairy management techniques and animal husbandry skills. As a grad, you may be employed as a feed technician in a milk parlor or as an assistant herdsperson. You’ll be skilled in assessing basic herd health standards, providing calf care, administering shots, assisting in herd health checks, providing artificial insemination, effectively communicating to maintain continuity between dairy farm shifts, and maintaining herd records. You may also be prepared for positions in the feed industry or animal health industry.

Program Code: 310905
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Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $4,866, Books: $474, Supplies: $250

Total Approximate Costs
$5,590

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

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Follow Your Path

All credits from this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):

Farm Production-Dairy Science, 100905

Delivery Methods

8 Week Advantage: This is an 8 Week Advantage program.

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply.
  • Submit the following to transcripts@nwtc.edu: High school transcript (or GED/HSED transcript) College transcript
  • If your cumulative GPA is below 2.6, complete or submit a placement evaluation.
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at start@nwtc.edu or 920-498-5444.

What will I learn?

Curriculum

Students following the study plan below will complete the Dairy Science technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 28
  • Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an institutional requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Program Outcomes

  • Maintain herd records
  • Provide artificial insemination
  • Assist with herd health checks
  • Assist in the maternity pen
  • Provide calf care
  • Assess basic herd health standards
  • Use effective oral and written communication skills

What careers are in my future?

Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • Milking parlor
  • Feed technician
  • Assistant herdsperson
  • Herd health standards assessor
  • Maternity pen assistant
  • Feed industry
  • Animal health industry