Agricultural Sciences

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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Columbus and Hastings Campuses

Program Options

Associate of Applied Science



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  • At 2018-19 tuition and fee rates, completing the 64 credits required for the Agricultural Sciences degree costs:

    Nebraska residents - $6,400
    Non-residents - $9,216

    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.

    2018-19 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit) Tuition Fees Total
    Nebraska Resident $88 $12 $100
    Non Resident $132 $12 $144

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  • 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 ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, ASSET or ACT 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. 

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Agriculture Sciences

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