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Farm Production: Dairy Science - Associate Degree

Take your dairy science career to the next level with the Farm Production-Dairy Science associate degree. As a program graduate, you will be prepared to work in entry-level management positions in the dairy industry. Program graduates will be proficient in all aspects of the dairy industry and dairy management principles being implemented on parlor/free-stall managed farms. Graduates will have the skills necessary to be effective communicators between farm managers and employees to create a seamless environment of communications between shifts. Graduates will also be qualified to work in the artificial insemination industry, dairy feed sales, and dairy equipment sales. Other career opportunities include veterinarian assistant and pharmaceutical representative.

Program Code: 100905
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This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

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

Dairy Science, 310905


  • Day
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at
  • Submit the following to 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 or 920-498-5444.

What are my courses?


Students following the study plan below will complete the Farm Production-Dairy Science associate degree in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 61
  • Curriculum Note: Students must earn a "C" or higher in 10-804-113, College Tech Math 1A.

Program Outcomes

  • Supervise milking parlor workers
  • Implement herd health protocols
  • Provide calf care
  • Oversee maternity pen
  • Coordinate and implement vaccines and antibiotics protocols with the veterinarian
  • Facilitate herd health checks with veterinarian
  • Select matings and administer artificial insemination
  • Input and access dairy herd records
  • 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 supervisor
  • Feed management technician
  • Herd health check facilitator
  • AI industry worker
  • Dairy feed sales
  • Dairy equipment sales
  • Veterinarian assistant
  • Pharmaceutical representative

What's next after graduation?

Start here. Finish at a four-year.

NWTC transfer programs are offered through collaborative agreements with our four-year college and university partners. See where your associate degree credits will transfer.

What else do I need to know about the program?

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses.

Learn more about upcoming study abroad opportunities.


Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.