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

The Precision Agriculture Technician program option emphasizes preparation for agriculture service-industry occupations. Courses are offered in soil science, soil fertility, plant pests, precision agriculture and applied precision agriculture technical information.  The curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment with companies using precision agriculture equipment.  

The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations.  Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional terms of study.  Students should consult their academic advisor for help in planning their schedules.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Precision Agriculture, a graduate will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot, evaluate equipment to determine faulty components.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the precision equipment required for a given production goal.
  • Present recommendations for the addition or retrofitting of precision equipment and install new or replacement components.
  • Identify plant nutrient deficiencies and describe corrective measures.
  • Identify major plant pests, including weeds, insects, and diseases and describe corrective measures.
  • Develop a written agricultural business plan.
  • Demonstrate effective employability skills.
  • Write clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Speak clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving to draw logical conclusions.

Scholastic Preparation

High school chemistry, biology, geometry, algebra, and keyboarding skills are strongly recommended.

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Transfer Options
Students enrolled in Associate of Applied Science degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program.  However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor’s degree.  A number of colleges or universities have designed bachelor’s completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees.  See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information or talk to your academic advisor.

Download the curriculum sheet for this major.

Course Title Credits
Fall
AGR 1100 Ag Survey and Professional Development 4
AGR 1300 Soil Science 4
AGR 1750 Precision Agriculture 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
 
Spring
AGR 1350 Soil Fertility 4
ENG 1112 English IIor  
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
INT 1201 Hydraulics and Pneumatics I 3
INT 1300 Electrical Systems 3
MTH 1200 Technical Math for Agriculture 3
 
Summer
AGR 200C Co-Op Experience in Precision Ag Tech 2
 
Fall
AGR 2200 Crop Production 3
AGR 2600 Plant Pests 4
AGR 2700 Ag Business Management 4
AGR 2725 Applied Precision Ag Technology 4
 
Spring
AGR 2650 Integrated Pest Management 4
AGR 2850 Agricultural Capstone Seminar 3
-- Arts & Humanities Elelctive* 3
MKT 2450 Sales and Sales Management 3
-- Social & Behavioral Science Elective* 3
 
  Total Credit Hours 63

* At least one must be a global awareness (GA). Select from social/behavioral sciences or arts/humanities courses identified in the Catalog as General Education for technical programs.

** AGR elective may be any AGR course not required above.  AGR 1700, 1750, 1800, 2300, 2450 are recommended.  Other course work may be approved by the division.

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.