Northeast Community College Transfer Information

Partnership between Northeastern Community College and Colorado State University

Unique Program and Opportunity to continue your degree from Home

Colorado State University College of Agricultural Sciences and Northeast Community College in Nebraska have partnered together to strengthen the agricultural workforce for a sustainable future by creating a career pathway for Northeast graduates to transfer and complete an online bachelor’s degree in the area of agronomy. Students will complete the program with a major in Soil and Crop Sciences.

Field work is a vital part of agricultureThe Challenge

Agriculture faces numerous complex challenges, as we need to feed a growing population, enhance the efficiency of agriculture, while addressing issues of soil degradation and pollution. At the same time, employers across the agriculture industry from small to large businesses, those in traditional agriculture to those specializing in regenerative agriculture, are unable to fill their workforce pipeline with high quality employees that possess transformational skills.

Sustainable Agriculture Systems. Gaining Skills for Success.

This new partnership with Northeast Community College’s Associate in Agronomy and Colorado State University’s new Soil and Crop Sciences: Sustainable Agricultural Management concentration creates an accessible pathway for students to enter the workforce by establishing a solid foundation of agronomic principles and practices to achieve economic and environmental sustainability while helping design and develop the agroecosystems of tomorrow. Students learn from world-renowned researchers and faculty to build practical knowledge of farming systems and utilize advanced technologies to drive decision-making in cropping system management, while maintaining or improving soil health.

Online Convenience and Value.

online learning in today's educational environment

To our knowledge, this is the only online bachelors degree completion program in Agronomy or Crop Sciences in the United States and coupled with Northeast Community College’s associate degree, the Soil and Crop Sciences: Sustainable Agriculture Management provides an affordable career advancement option. The online delivery provides the convenience that working adults often need in order to progress their careers. Graduates can enter or advance in careers like:

Agronomist | Agricultural Manager | Soil and Plant Scientist | Farmer/ Rancher | Extension Specialist Ecologist | Environmental Scientist or Specialist | Conservation Scientist | Microbiologist Chemical or Biological Technician Agricultural Technician | Agricultural Sales Representative

How Transferring Works

Northeast Community College and Colorado State University have partnered to identify a set of Northeast courses which will allow for a smooth transition.  If you have not completed this exact set of courses, you may be able to substitute similar courses or pick up a few credits to enter the degree completion program.  We’re here to help you sort it out.

Students can transfer college-level academic credits which are in good academic standing, subject to:

  • Remedial or developmental courses are non-transferable.
  • Credits are transferable regardless of how they were taken (in-person or online).
  • You need to have earned a grade of “C-” or better in those courses.


Questions?  Your dedicated CSU support coach and Northeast Agronomy Adviser have the answers. 

Kristina RedaKristina Reda
CSU Recruitment Coordinator/Prospective Student Support Coach
Contact via email:



Bob NoonanRobert Noonan
Northeast Agriculture Instructor
(402) 844-7178
Norfolk Campus, Ag Allied Health Building (102A)



Learn more about the Northeast Community College Agronomy Associate’s Degree or the Associate of Science Degree

Learn more about the Online option for the Soil and Crop Sciences major with a concentration in Sustainable Ag Management