Northcentral Technical College
NORTHCENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Key Dairy Activities:
1. Dairy Club
2. Dairy Challenge
5. Continuing Education
Dairy Science major: Dairy Science Associate Degree, Agri-Business Associate Degree, Veterinary Science Associate Degree, Agriculture Equipment Technician Technical Diploma
Dairy Option: Yes
# Animal Science/Dairy: 100 students throughout Agricultural Sciences
Average salary: $32,380
Dairy Herd Information:
On campus herd: 95 cows
Breed(s): Holstein and Holstein/Jersey cross
Student labor: We have student work studies and students are involved in the production dairy farm throughout course work.
Used for research: No
Internship required for graduation: Yes; for the Dairy Science, Agri-Business, and Veterinary Science programs.
Assistance finding jobs or agriculture internships: Internships are required in the Dairy Science, Agri-Business, and Veterinary Science programs. Additionally, we have a division within the college that works with students in job placement and 4-year transfer.
Opportunities to work on dairy farms while attending school: Yes
Courses: We also offer associate degrees in Agri-Business, Veterinary Science, and Individualized Technical Studies – Agriculture Emphasis. NTC also offer an Agronomy Certificate which consists of Nutrient Management and Principles of Crop Production.
Yes, as opportunities arise.
Agricultural Sciences programs at Northcentral Technical College are designed to provide our students with a foundation for future employment using practical hands-on methods and state-of-the-art equipment.
Whether students are interested in dairy production, equipment repair, caring for sick animals, learning sound environmental practices or exploring the business side of the industry, NTC has a program to fit their needs and future goals.
The Agriculture Center of Excellence is located on a 110-acre site that encompasses not only cropland and pastureland, but also woodlands and wetlands.
The new facilities officially opened in June of 2011 and include a cow barn, calf and heifer barn, robotic milker, parlor and a “green” classroom that has the capacity to seat 32 students. The calf and heifer barn has the capacity to house between 40-50 animals and the freestall barn has 50 stalls. The main building is equipped with a swing two milking parlor and a Lely Robotic Milker.
Currently there are 83 acres of tillable land at the Agriculture Center of Excellence. A variety of crops are planted on the land, including peas, oats, alfalfa, red clover, grass and corn. Through a specialized agreement with Case IH and Service Motors Corporation, students are exposed to the latest agriculture equipment and precision farming technology.
In-state tuition: $ 3,507.00/yr.
Out-of-state tuition: $ 5,260.50/yr.
120 scholarships available to dairy students