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.
Travel Opportunities: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
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