Associate in Arts (Transfer)
The agricultural field offers numerous specialities such as agricultural production, marketing and merchandising, research and development, or public policy. This program specifically prepares you to transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor's degree.
Tillable acres devoted to agriculture education
At ICC, the study of agriculture starts in the classroom, but continues with real world experience in our 70-acres of tillable fields, campus wetlands, and soil and agronomy labs. You’ll learn modern concepts and technologies that will provide a solid foundation when you transfer and continue your education at a four-year university.
ICC is a nationally recognized leader in research for sustainable agriculture.
Build your Ag network in the ICC Livestock Judging Team, Agri-Business Club, and Collegiate Farm Bureau.
Agriculture Science Teacher, Ag Broadcaster or Journalist, 4-H Extension Agent, Farmer, Rancher, Agronomist, Crop Systems Specialist, Agricultural Financial Representative
if Full Time
60 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.
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Based on 2022-23
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
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Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
Meet Our Students and Alumni
Chase Transitions from Farm to Classroom at ICC
With deep roots in agriculture in central Illinois and a passion for the care of animals, Chase is following his dream to become a veterinarian. ICC helped Chase transition from the family farm to a college classroom. He graduated from ICC in the spring of 2021 and began attending Kansas State University this fall, majoring in Animal Sciences & Industry….
Distinguished Alumnus award presented to Sean Arians
Arians attended ICC from 2000 to 2002. In May 2002, he received his Associate in Applied Science Degree in Agricultural Business Management. Arians was a member of the ICC Agricultural Advisory Council from 2014 to 2016 and served as Chairman of the committee in 2016. His expertise in precision agricultural technology led him to spearhead a redesign of the ICC…
‘Hands-on’ Ag Internship Turns into Start of Maddy’s Career
In August 2019, Maddy began her educational journey at ICC with a goal to earn a two-year degree in Agricultural Science & Technology. During her time at ICC, however, she earned much more. Maddy graduated from ICC in May with not only her two-year degree but also certificates in Precision Agriculture and Agricultural Production. Most importantly, she graduated with a…
We are proud of the strong reputation ICC has with our transferability to 4-year universities. Many former students feel better prepared than their peers from other colleges.”Grant Grebner, Professor, Agriculture
How Do I Get Into the Agriculture Program?
Illinois is one of the nation’s leading states in agriculture, so Agriculture is a popular transfer program for ICC students. Connect with an Admissions Representative to learn more and take the first step into your Ag career today.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
What Can I Expect as an Agriculture Student?
- Gain current, practical knowledge of successful farming methods.
- Instruction from lifelong farmers with knowledge of modern technologies that drive agriculture.
- Finish an associate degree that will prepare you to pursue a bachelor’s degree in an agricultural specialty.
- A seamless transfer to these common ICC choices: Illinois State University, Western Illinois University, University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, and Eureka College.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.
I don’t have the required GPA to enter the program. Can I still start?
We have many options for you to start school, even when your GPA does not meet the minimum requirements. Connect with our Admissions Office to hear about options to help your GPA and get you moving toward the life and work you want.