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Farm Production-Dairy Science Associate Degree


Turn your passion for raising animals into your profession. Apply today! 

Program Code: 100905

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.

Follow Your Path

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

Dairy Science, 310905

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
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Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent (for a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
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Curriculum
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Farm Production-Dairy Science associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
First Semester
Semester Total
13
Second Semester
Semester Total
15
Third Semester
Semester Total
15
Fourth Semester
Semester Total
18
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
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Start here. Finish at a four-year.

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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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