Agricultural Science & Technology

Associate in Applied Science

As the world’s largest commercial industry, agriculture provides an abundance of career opportunities here in the Midwest. Whether you want to work in the field, an office or a lab, this program will launch your career with a hands-on learning experience in modern agricultural production.

Tillable acres devoted to agriculture education

Our program offers hands-on experience through two 8-week internships and 70 acres of tillable fields, campus wetlands, and soil and agronomy labs. Learn from experienced area farmers with industry connections in four specializations: Ag Business, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, and Precision Ag.

Quality Education

We are a nationally recognized leader in research for sustainable agriculture.

Get Involved

Build your Ag network by joining our nationally competitive Livestock Judging Team, Agri-Business Club, and Collegiate Farm Bureau.

Career Opportunities

Farmer, Rancher, Agricultural Technician and Manager, Livestock Buyer, Food Science Technician, Agronomist, Crop Systems Specialist


24 Months

if Full Time

5 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 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

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


15 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

‘Hands-on’ Ag Internship Turns into Start of Maddy’s Career
Chase Transitions from Farm to Classroom at ICC

“Our students head outside, set up a drone with a map flight, fly the field, and 15 minutes later, have crop health images. It’s an impressive display of ag technology.”

Blake Lehman, Professor of Agriculture

Let’s Get Started ▸

How Can I Prepare?

Recommended high school courses include English, communication, math, science and business. Agriculture and horticulture classes are helpful but not required. Experience in animal and crop production and involvement in co-curricular activities like 4-H and FFA are also beneficial.  

How Do I Get Started?

Illinois is one of the nation’s leading states in agriculture, so our Agricultural Science & Technology program is a popular choice. 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 600 scholarships.
  4. Need help? Our admissions team is happy to assist.

What Can I Expect?