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Geospatial Precision Agriculture Specialist Departmental Certificate

This program is offered at Clark State's Springfield location.

Geospatial Technology has been identified by the U.S. Bureau of Labor as an emerging industry.  In addition, agricultural sales and service companies are hiring people who have completed coursework in both agriculture and geospatial technologies to develop precision agriculture programs or to provide technical assistance to farmers.

With this in mind, the Geospatial Precision Agriculture Specialist certificate is designed to provide the technical background necessary to begin a successful career as a GIS Precision Agriculture Specialist. This certificate program is designed to address training needs in:

  •   Skills needed to use, manage, and manipulate GIS applications
  •   Hands-on experience using GIS software
  •   Knowledge of fundamental concepts and issues related to precision agriculture
  •   Skills necessary to conduct precision agricultural analysis

Students enrolled in the Geospatial Precision Agriculture Specialist certificate usually have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. However, coursework included in a certificate program may ultimately be applied for the associate degree in the related technology program.  AGR 1750 and AGR 2750 are only offered in Springfield.  All other courses can be taken in Springfield or in Beavercreek.

Course Course Title Credits
Fall
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications 3
GEO 1000 Introduction to GIS and Cartography 3
GST 1300 Introduction to UAS 3
 
Spring
AGR 1750 Precision Agriculture 3
GST 1500 Remote Sensing 3
 
Fall
AGR 2750 Applied GIS for Agriculture 4
CSD 2450 Data Analytics 3
 
  Total Credit Hours 22