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Diploma in Integrated Aquaculture and Agriculture (IAA)

DIAA is a two year program that aims at churning out learners who are all round, that is; learners who will be equipped with all round knowledge and skills in crop, animal and fisheries as demanded by the world of work. This is in line with Government policies and interventions that are directed towards making agricultural sector more productive, service-oriented, sustainable and competitive. Courses in the program have been modelled in such a way that learners will acquire skills and knowledge relevant to solving the present day challenges.

Some of the Careers NCA graduates can engage in after their Programme

Agricultural Farm Manager

Aqua-Project Support Officer

Self Employed

Aquaculture Hatchery Manager

The Diploma programme shall normally extend over a period of two (2) academic years and each year consist of two semesters of 17 weeks each comprising of fifteen (15) weeks of classes and two weeks (2) of examinations. There shall be one recess term of 10 weeks in the first year

The General objectives of the programme are to train competent graduates who can:

  1. Integrate different crop and livestock production systems with Aquaculture production.
  2. Participate in transformation of agricultural and aquaculture production for food and income security in communities by attracting the youth into agri-aquacultural production as a vocation
  3. Ensure environmental protection and sustainability.

Admission to the Diploma in Integrated Aquaculture and Agriculture Programme shall be done in accordance with Joint Admission Board (JAB) regulations.

In addition, the candidate shall be eligible for admission to the Programme on meeting any of the following minimum requirements.

Direct Entry
At least one principal pass and two subsidiary in Agriculture, Biology and Chemistry obtained at the same sitting of the Advanced Certificate of Education Examinations or its equivalent.

Certificate holders
A candidate must have passed with at least a Second-class certificate in Fisheries, Agriculture or related fields from a recognized Institution.

Entry in Year Two
A candidate should have a Certificate in Integrated Aquaculture.


DFC 1101  Communication Skills
DFC 1102  Introduction to Computer Applications
DFA 1103  Aquatic Biology
DFA 1104  Basic Aquaculture
DFA 1105  Fundamentals of Integrated farming systems
DFA 1106  Principles of Crop science and production
DFT 1107  Food Bio-chemistry and Human Nutrition
DFT 1108  Food Microbiology


DFC 1201  Real-life Project
DFT 1202  Applied Mathematics
DFA 1203  Introduction to Soil Science and Management
DFA 1204  Farm tools, machinery and mechanisation
DFA 1205  Aquaculture Systems Engineering
DFA 1206  Integrated farming systems management
DFA 1207  Water quality and management
DFA 1208  Animal science, production and health

DFC 131 Industrial Training (Recess Term)


DFC 2101  Business Management and Entrepreneurship
DFC 2102  Project Planning and Management
DFC 2103  Research Methods and Statistics
DFA 2104  Principles of genetics and breeding
DFA 2105  Animal Feeds Formulation and Production
DFA 2106  Fisheries Economics ,Marketing and Cooperatives
DFA 2107  Fish seed propagation and Hatchery Management
DFT 2108  Post- Harvest Handling and Value Addition


DFC 2201  Rural Sociology and Extension Education
DFC 2202  Research Report
DFA 2203  Environment management and climate change
DFA 2204  Aquaculture Farm Management and Practices
DFA 2205  Land Use Planning and Management
DFA 2206  Production of Organic feed/food and energy
DFA 2207  Fish inspection and quality assurance

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