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Ag. Business – Precision Agriculture

Campus Location: Calmar

Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Certificate

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.


Ag. Business – Precision Agriculture

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submission of your official high school transcript with ACT score
  • Submission of transcript from any college or university previously attended.
  • Completion of ACCUPLACER assessment if necessary.

Ag. Business – Precision Agriculture

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: 21

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
CourseTitleCredit
AGA:114 Principles of Agronomy 3.0
AGA:375 Integrated Crop Management 2.0
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
AGP:333 Precision Farming Systems 3.0
BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Apps 3.0

 

Ag. Business – Precision Agriculture

Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$25,652 - $42,004

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)

180

Ag. Business – Precision Agriculture

Additional Information:

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