Ag. Business – Precision Agriculture

A  female student uses a GPS device while standing in a field as students stand behind her in the background.

Ag. Business – Precision Agriculture

Subject Area: Agriculture and Animal Sciences

Award: Certificate

Minimum Credits: 21

Location: Calmar

Entry: Summer, Spring, Fall

Contact email: muellert@nicc.edu

Description

One of the greatest changes that has taken place in agriculture in the last decade is the use of Geographical Information Systems and the Global Positioning System, allowing us to analyze and manage the land at a level never before possible. It can involve anything from grid sampling soils to analyzing the trade territory of an agribusiness. This new technology opens up a wealth of career opportunities for trained individuals, as there are a limited number of people in agriculture who are adequately trained in the use of the technology.

Admissions Requirements
  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Complete ACCUPLACER® admission testing. Testing may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. Scores are valid for three years.
  3. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
Academic Requirements

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
CourseTitleCredit
AGA:114 Principles of Agronomy 3.0
AGA:375 Integrated Crop Management 2.0
AGP:333 Precision Farming Systems  
GIS:111 Intro to Geographical Info Systems 3.0
GIS:206 GIS Data Acquisition and Management 3.0

 

Term 2
CourseTitleCredit
AGA:212 Grain and Forage Crops 4.0
BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Apps 3.0
Employment Information

With an annual income range of $19,344 - $45,968 and a projected growth of 11.1%, the career outlook for Agriculture Business - Precision Agriculture graduates is growing.

Source: Institutional Effectiveness; Salary range represents 10th-90th percentile earnings for related occupations in the NICC district.

Additional Information

Related Student Organizations

Post Secondary Agriculture Students, Dairy Science Club

Additional Resources

NICC AgriSciences Blog

Contacts

Lenny Graves
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240
gravesl@nicc.edu

Tad Mueller
Agriculture Business Instructor
866.474.4692, ext. 111
muellert@nicc.edu