Associate in Applied Science

Agriculture (Animal Science)


Contact Information 

Craig Zimprich
Tech Center 49

Delivery Methods 

Face-to-Face: Wahpeton

Students who enroll in the Animal Science option in the Agriculture Department can choose between careers in diversified crop and livestock production, sales of livestock feed and supplies, and employment in a livestock operation. Students will find many challenging courses. These may include livestock production, feeds and feeding, livestock health management, range management, and advanced production and nutrition courses.

Students will have the opportunity to apply concepts learned through hands-on activities at the NDSCS Kosel Family Agriculture Land Lab and other classroom and laboratory activities. The Land Lab is a 90-acre demonstration farm operated by the Agriculture Department, students, and industry partners.

Spring semester concludes mid-April each year to allow students to begin their internship experience. Students enrolled in this option will complete a 400-hour paid internship at a career related training facility during the summer between their first and second year of instruction.

Our philosophy statement is: “The Agriculture Department provides education for the present and future by incorporating leadership and career development, best management practices in crop and livestock production, mechanics, technology, natural resources, problem solving, internships, and communication through a diverse program.”

NOTE: This program requires either an HP EliteBook  or ZBOOK laptop or equivalent. Please refer to the NDSCS website for specifications. For further information, contact Craig Zimprich, department chair, at 701-671-2249.

Admission Requirements*

The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Helpful courses to prepare for this program are mathematics, physical science, biology, agricultural education, computer science, and English. Courses that develop communication skills are important. 

Please Note: Students are placed into English, math and reading courses based on ACT, ACCUPLACER or other nationally recognized tests. Please see for the NDSCS Course Placement Policy and testing information. Students may be on an extended plan of study pending their course placement.

*Program Admission Requirements are subject to revision. Please check the department or program website under Program Admission Requirements for current information.


Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Agriculture with an emphasis in Animal Science.

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