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Precision Agriculture - Technician Option

Precision Agriculture - Technician Option

This program is available at the 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.  

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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:

  • 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.
Course Title Credits
AGR 1100 Ag Survey and Professional Development 4
AGR 1300 Soil Science 4
AGR 1750 Precision Agriculture 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
AGR 1150 Plant Science 4
AGR 2080 Co-op Experience in Precision Agriculture Part I 1
INT 1210 Pneumatics I 1
INT 1220 Pneumatics II 1
INT 1240 Hydraulics I 1
INT 1250 Hydraulics II 1
INT 1310 AC/DC Electrical Systems 2
ENG 1112 English II  
or ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
MTH 1200 Technical Math for Agriculture 3
AGR 2009 Co-op Experience n Precision Agriculture Part II 1
AGR 2200 Crop Production 3
INT 1230 Pneumatics Troubleshooting 1
INT 1260 Hydraulics Troubleshooting 1
INT 1320 Electrical Control Relay 1
INT 1350 Motor and Motor Controls 3
-- Arts & Humanities Elective* 3
-- Social & Behavioral Science Elective* 3
AGR 2602 Plant Pathology 2.5
AGR 2603 Plant Insect Pests 2.5
AGR 2751 Advanced Precision Agriculture 4
AGR 2800 Equipment Management, Maintenance & Repair 4
AGR 2850 Agricultural Capstone Seminar 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.

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Dr. Arly Drake Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Agriculture