Agricultural Sciences

Program Locations: Columbus Campus, Hastings Campus
Program Level: Certificate, Diploma, Associate
Department: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Careers in the agricultural industry have evolved rapidly over the last decade. Today, precision agriculture and technology are the key to being successful in agribusiness, crop production and livestock production. Our Agricultural Sciences program will prepare you for a career in ag management, sales, agronomy crop production and livestock production. Whether you have your sights set on a career with a large ag company or working on the family farm, CCC’s Agricultural Science program has the courses you need to be successful in an industry that continues to evolve at a rapid pace.

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Associate of Applied Science



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What will it cost?

At 2019-20 tuition and fee rates, completing the 64 credits required for the Agricultural Sciences degree costs:

Nebraska residents - $6,720
Non-residents - $9,600

These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.

2019-20 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit) Tuition Fees Total
Nebraska Resident $90 $15 $105
Non Resident $135 $15 $150

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How long will it take?

Finish in 2 years by completing 16 credits a semester for 4 semesters

Your adviser will develop a program of study to meet your individual needs. 

The length of time to complete the degree is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on assessment scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.

An Agriculture Transfer program also is offered for students who want to complete two years of study before transferring to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in an agriculture-related area. 

What careers can I have?

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Program Name: Agricultural Sciences Diploma

This program is designed to be completed in 1 year.

This program will cost $4965 (calculated using in-state tuition) if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with N/A* of debt.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Nebraska does not have licensure requirements for this profession.

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