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Geospatial Precision Agriculture Specialist Short-Term Technical Certificate

Geospatial Precision Agriculture Specialist Short-Term Technical Certificate

This program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane location. AGR 1750 and AGR 2750 are only offered in Springfield. All other courses can be taken in Springfield or in Beavercreek.

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.

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.  

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of the Geospatial Precision Agriculture Specialist short-term technical certificate, a graduate will be able to:

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