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Ellsworth Community College is known for the quality and variety of its academic programs. Consider your personal interests and abilities, then browse through the more detailed career and degree program web pages linked below to meet our faculty, review the curriculum, and learn about numerous career opportunities.

 

Click on the PURPLE text to go to the specific Field of Study page, or navigate through the various programs to find the one for you!

Conservation Technology

Your Outdoor Connection Those who major in Conservation Technology often have goals of being a conservation officer, park ranger, naturalist, park maintenance worker, watershed manager, and much more. Jobs can…

Pre-Vet

Care for your livestock The care and practice that goes into helping animals maintain good health calls for dedicated students who are eager to learn. Take your love for animals…

Mobile Service Technician

Service on the go The Mobile Service Technician program prepares students to diagnose, repair and service agricultural equipment in rural locations using a specially-equipped service truck. As the size of…

Swine Management

Think Pig Swine production continues to play a vital role in the economics of many rural communities throughout the U.S. Entry-level positions with independent producers, small production companies, large corporations,…

Agriculture Science

The Science of Agriculture The responsibilities of agriculture professionals range from caring for livestock to operating machinery to maintaining equipment and facilities. If you grew up on a farm, were…

Precision Agriculture

Agriculture has gone high-tech Precision Agriculture is a high-tech concept that relies on advanced technologies to increase efficiency in agricultural practices. Precision Ag allows farmers, cooperatives, service providers, and equipment…

Farm Management

Manage Farm Operations The Farm Management program is designed for students who want to manage the day-to-day operations of a production farm. Farming has become more complex, and the need…

Equine Management/Equine Science

Horsing Around Working with horses is a lifelong passion for people who get into the fields of equine management and equine science. Career possibilities include trainers, operators, riding instructors, breeders,…

Animal Science

The Science of Livestock The Animal Science major is designed for students who have an interest in animal production, management, sales, research, and health care. The hands-on coursework focuses on…

Agribusiness

The Business of Farming Agribusiness combines instruction in the agricultural sciences and business with particular emphasis on business practices and the management of agricultural production. By combining these areas, the…

Communications

THE “WRITE” CHOICE A degree in communications can lead to so many different fields. Graduates can confidently pursue journalism, broadcasting, or public relations. Many public relations jobs also include advertising,…

Art

Express Your Artistic Side The world offers an exciting range of careers for those who are open-minded and thrive on creative exploration. Many of the careers in the visual arts…

Graphic Design

Unleash your Creativity Hands-on experience is a cornerstone of our Graphic Design program. The program is designed to start with foundational knowledge and skill-building in the classroom. From there you…

English

Envision a Career as a Writer Demand for technical writers and writers with expertise in specialty areas (such as law, medicine, or economics) is expected to increase because of the…

Fine Arts Transfer

Develop your artistic side Why wait until your junior or senior year to take classes for your Fine Arts Major? Start at ECC to get a head start on the…

Business Transfer

Your Business Degree starts here The Business programs at Ellsworth Community College provide a smart start, helping students acquire the right skills to achieve real success in the business world.…

Merchandising and Retail Management

If Shopping is Your Passion Getting a product from the producer to the consumer falls into the realm of Merchandising and Retail Management. This involves planning and supervising the purchase…

Accounting

The Numbers Tell a Great Story Do you have a knack for puzzles and numbers? Accounting could be the career for you! Accountants should be detail-oriented and have strong skills…

Business Administration

Operating a Successful Business A business professional handles many day-to-day procedures and may track fluctuations in the economy and their impacts on the business. This is all part of the…

Computer Applications in Business

Technology Skills Whether you’re a new student, a working professional, or rejoining the workforce, if you’d like to enhance your qualifications for success in the workplace and further your education,…

Computer Applications in Business

Technology Skills Whether you’re a new student, a working professional, or rejoining the workforce, if you’d like to enhance your qualifications for success in the workplace and further your education,…

Education

A Passion for Learning and Teaching If you are passionate about learning and you love understanding and helping others (kids or adults), Education could be the right career field for…

Sociology Transfer

Understand Human Behavior Sociologists study society and social behavior by examining the groups, cultures, organizations, social institutions, and processes that people develop. Sociologists study human behavior, interaction, and organization within…

Criminal Justice

Protect and Serve Police officers protect lives and property. Detectives and criminal investigators, sometimes called agents or special agents, gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes. Law enforcement officers’…

Chemistry Transfer

Lab Work At a time when other colleges have had to increase class sizes, our classes remain small … there are no more than 24 students in our science courses.…

Mathematics Transfer

The Numbers Add Up Math classes aren’t just for Math Majors. Whether you are going into carpentry or nursing, accounting or engineering, art or sports training, we offer the right…

Physics Transfer

Physics Matters Physics is the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. Physics graduates have skills that are in high demand in diverse sectors.…

Biology Transfer

Your Biology Degree starts here Whether your dream is to become a doctor, work for NASA, develop a cure for cancer, or become a science teacher, Ellsworth Community College has…

Engineering

Get Hands-On In Your First Two Years Engineers are designers and builders of mechanical, electronic, and biological devices. They create new products with specific performance requirements and develop maintenance schedules.…

Medical Office Practitioner

Work in a Medical Office If you’d enjoy working in an office environment and are interested in the health care industry, this is the program for you! As a Medical…

Medical Assisting

Top Rated Medical Assisting Program in Iowa Medical Assistants give healthcare a human touch, helping patients to feel at ease in the doctor’s office and to understand the doctor’s instructions.…

Nursing

Providing Patient Care Nurses are known for their caring and sympathetic nature. They use their nursing skills to assist individuals to regain or maintain their health. Interest and training must…

Athletic Training

On the Sidelines Athletic Trainers (ATs) are multi-skilled, mid-level health care professionals who work under the direction of physicians as prescribed by state licensure statutes. The term “Athletic Trainer” comes…

Psychology Transfer

Helping Others Psychologists enjoy helping others and seek to understand human thoughts and behaviors. They study a wide range of fields including health and human services, management, education, law, and…

Marketing

Get Paid for Your Creativity Do you have a creative flair, a way with words, or make great connections with others? If so, Marketing could be the degree program for…

Merchandising and Retail Management

If Shopping is Your Passion Getting a product from the producer to the consumer falls into the realm of Merchandising and Retail Management. This involves planning and supervising the purchase…

Medical Office Practitioner

Work in a Medical Office If you’d enjoy working in an office environment and are interested in the health care industry, this is the program for you! As a Medical…

Liberal Arts Transfer

Start your degree The Liberal Arts Associate of Arts (AA) Degree is generally considered our best transferable degree and has been designed with this in mind. The Liberal Arts AA…

Liberal Arts Transfer

Start your degree The Liberal Arts Associate of Arts (AA) Degree is generally considered our best transferable degree and has been designed with this in mind. The Liberal Arts AA…

Psychology Transfer

Helping Others Psychologists enjoy helping others and seek to understand human thoughts and behaviors. They study a wide range of fields including health and human services, management, education, law, and…

Criminal Justice

Protect and Serve Police officers protect lives and property. Detectives and criminal investigators, sometimes called agents or special agents, gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes. Law enforcement officers’…

Chemistry Transfer

Lab Work At a time when other colleges have had to increase class sizes, our classes remain small … there are no more than 24 students in our science courses.…

Biology Transfer

Your Biology Degree starts here Whether your dream is to become a doctor, work for NASA, develop a cure for cancer, or become a science teacher, Ellsworth Community College has…

Communications

THE “WRITE” CHOICE A degree in communications can lead to so many different fields. Graduates can confidently pursue journalism, broadcasting, or public relations. Many public relations jobs also include advertising,…

Sociology Transfer

Understand Human Behavior Sociologists study society and social behavior by examining the groups, cultures, organizations, social institutions, and processes that people develop. Sociologists study human behavior, interaction, and organization within…

English

Envision a Career as a Writer Demand for technical writers and writers with expertise in specialty areas (such as law, medicine, or economics) is expected to increase because of the…

Physics Transfer

Physics Matters Physics is the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. Physics graduates have skills that are in high demand in diverse sectors.…

Education

A Passion for Learning and Teaching If you are passionate about learning and you love understanding and helping others (kids or adults), Education could be the right career field for…

Engineering

Get Hands-On In Your First Two Years Engineers are designers and builders of mechanical, electronic, and biological devices. They create new products with specific performance requirements and develop maintenance schedules.…

Business Transfer

Your Business Degree starts here The Business programs at Ellsworth Community College provide a smart start, helping students acquire the right skills to achieve real success in the business world.…

Mathematics Transfer

The Numbers Add Up Math classes aren’t just for Math Majors. Whether you are going into carpentry or nursing, accounting or engineering, art or sports training, we offer the right…

Fine Arts Transfer

Develop your artistic side Why wait until your junior or senior year to take classes for your Fine Arts Major? Start at ECC to get a head start on the…