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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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Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $10,452, Books: $686, Supplies: $250

Total Approximate Costs
$11,388

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

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 Farm Production-Dairy Science associate degree in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 61
  • 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

  • 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?

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Graduate Employment

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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. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor.

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