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.

Contact our Admissions Office to learn more about applying

Quality Education

ICC is a nationally recognized leader in research for sustainable agriculture.

Get Involved

Build your Ag network in the ICC Livestock Judging Team, Agri-Business Club, and Collegiate Farm Bureau.

Career Opportunities

Agriculture Science Teacher, Ag Broadcaster or Journalist, 4-H Extension Agent, Farmer, Rancher, Agronomist, Crop Systems Specialist, Agricultural Financial Representative


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters
60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2023-24

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


25 Students

average per class

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
Distinguished Alumnus award presented to Sean Arians
Kaleb’s PTK Recognition: Unexpected Honor
Griffin Dahlberg Receives the DPET Outstanding Graduate Award
From Classroom to Auction: Ty’s Success at Illinois Beef Expo 2023

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
Let’s Get Started ▸

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.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.

What Can I Expect as an Agriculture Student?

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! 

    Learn more about academic support 

  • 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. 

    Connect with our Admissions Office 


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