North Dakota State College of Science
Founded in 1903, NDSCS is the second oldest two-year comprehensive college in the nation, with locations in Wahpeton and Fargo, N.D. As a designated state college for science, NDSCS has a state-wide service area. The College offers a variety of face-to-face, distance education and online courses, as well as workforce training.
NDSCS offers degrees, certificates and diplomas in more than 80 academic options in traditional career and technical studies as well as liberal arts. Additional information can be found online at ndscs.edu. The NDSCS Agriculture program serves students intending to enter production agriculture or the associated sales and service industries that support it. Students earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Agriculture with an emphasis in one of the following subplans: Farm Management; Crop Production Sales and Technology; Animal Science; Ranch Management; Ag Business (new in 2017); and Precision Agriculture (new in 2017). The department typically enrolls 80-90 students annually (1st and 2nd year combined).
In addition, a Liberal Arts – Ag Transfer track is available for students with the primary goal of pursuing a baccalaureate degree. The department also serves approximately 115 Adult Farm Management (AFM) clients yearly. There are four full-time faculty members that support the AAS Degree program, and two AFM instructors. Most recently the department received a donation allowing for the usage of 94 acres of prime Red River Valley farmland for an agricultural land laboratory. The NDSCS Agriculture program was established in 1976 and driven by the visionary efforts of area agriculture producers, ag industry supporters and college officials.