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Precision Agriculture

Precision Agriculture

Ohio Center for Precision Agriculture

This program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane location.

The Precision Agriculture  program option emphasizes preparation for agriculture service-industry occupations. Courses are offered in soil science, soil fertility, plant pests, precision agriculture, remote sensing, applied GIS for Agriculture and data analysis.  The curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment with companies using geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) applied to agricultural production or management activities, such as pest scouting, site-specific pesticide application, yield mapping, or variable-rate irrigation. 

Embedded Certificate
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless the student contacts Records and Registration and indicates he/she does not wish to have the certificate credential awarded. 

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Outcomes and Curriculum

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

  • 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.
  • Locate and use current information in solving technical and critical thinking problems.
  • Demonstrate effective employability skills.
  • Analyze data from precision agriculture platforms and prepare recommendations.
  • 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.
  • Use numerical data to solve problems, explain phenomena, and make predictions.
Course Title Credits
Fall
AGR 1100 Ag Survey and Professional Development 4
AGR 1300 Soil Science 4
AGR 1750 Precision Agriculture 3
GEO 1000 Introduction to Cartography with GIS 3
 
Spring
AGR 1350 Soil Fertility 4
ENG 1111 English I 3
GST 1300 Introduction to UAS 3
GST 1500 Remote Sensing 3
MTH 1200 Technical Math for Agriculture 3
 
Summer
AGR 200R Co-op Experience in Precision Agriculture 2
 
Fall
AGR 2200 Crop Production 3
AGR 2600 Plant Pests 4
AGR 2700 Ag Business Management 4
AGR 2750 Applied GIS for Agriculture 4
 
Spring
AGR 2650 Integrated Pest Management 4
AGR 2850 Agricultural Capstone Seminar 3
ENG 1112 English II  
or ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
MGT 2450 Data Analytics 3
-- Art & Humanities 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.

A complete listing of humanities and social science electives is available in the College Catalog.

Academic Preparation

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

Transfer Information

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.