Tractor plowing a field
Area of Study

Precision Agriculture

Precision Agriculture


Choose a minimum of 2 credits of electives courses. There are a total of 15 credits (minimum) required for this certificate.

Elective courses may be taken from any of the following course disciplines: ACC, ABM, AGB, AGE, AGR, AGY, AME, ASC, AVT, BUS, CIS, DPM, EQM, EQT, HLT, IMA, MAN, MAR, MGD, RAM, or WEL. Other courses may be approved by the Academic Advisor for use as elective(s).

Program Requirements

Total Credits 13
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
Practical Crop Production 4

Cultural practices and production management of selected field crops indigenous to the Great Plains region will be covered. Laboratories in basic crop principles, crop and weed seed and plant identification, crop improvement and grain quality and grades will be covered. (Contact hours-68) (3-1.5)

Precision AG Operations 3

Introduces various methods in precision navigation of agricultural equipment utilizing Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and other support networks. Focus is placed on working with control consoles, equipment, GIS data integration, field planning, zone management, and variable rate applications. Attention is also given to differential correction systems, error sources, environmental variables, and precision accuracy. (Contact hours-53) (2-1.5)

Precision Farming Hardware 3

Focuses on the installation, operation, and troubleshooting of precision farming hardware components. Proper installation, operation, and troubleshooting of displays, GPS equipment, variable rate controllers, and other components used within precision agriculture applications are covered. (Contact hours-53) (2-1.5)

Agricultural Machinery 3

The safe operation, construction, purpose, maintenance, and adjustment of farm machinery are emphasized in this course. (Contact hours-60) (2-2)


Total Credits 2