Just the Facts
Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
Number of Majors: 15
Average Class Size: 16
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus, Clarinda Center
About the Program
Agriculture has become more high-tech over the years, and you can be well prepared for this field by completing Iowa Western’s Agriculture Transfer program of study. Students in this program take advantage of the best in computer technology to eventually earn an Associates of Science degree.
In this program you will complete the requirements needed for your first two years of a bachelor’s degree before transferring on to a four-year institution. In addition, you will learn to use some of the most advanced GIS and GPS technology available while learning more about agronomy, animal science, and farm management principles.
With class sizes averaging between 12 and 15 students, this program offers one-on-one interaction with instructors.
This program is intended for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion of the two-year degree. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree will have a wide range of career opportunities within the agriculture field, including farm operation, agriculture loan officer, managing an agriculture supply retail business, agriculture sales, and many more.
* Minimum of a Bachelor's degree is necessary for employment in this area.
* Because career opportunities associated with this degree are so varied, salaries vary considerably as well. To explore careers and gather specific salary information, we encourage you to visit the following website: IHaveaPlanIowa