Agricultural Business Management-Precision Agriculture
The Precision Agriculture certificate program prepares you for a career in agricultural businesses that integrates technical geospatial abilities with agricultural knowledge. The intent of precision agriculture is to match field data, agricultural inputs, and management practices to specific locations within a field (site-specific management) to improve the accuracy of application and hopefully improve profitability. If you’re the kind of person who likes to maximize results, enjoys emerging technology and likes agriculture, this career may be for you. You will need a good understanding of the natural processes that occur in the soil, the nutrients found in soil, as well as how fertilizers, pesticides, and irrigation systems can enhance plant growth. You will also need to know how to collect and analyze field data using global positioning and geographic information systems.
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Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 27
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Required Program Courses
|MATHEMATICS, COMMUNICATION, OR ENGLISH ELECTIVE *||3|
|AGBUS 115||COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN AGRICULTURE ||3|
|AGRI 112||BASIC SOILS ||4|
|AGRI 113||PRINCIPLES OF SOIL FERTILITY ||3|
|AGRI 121||INTRODUCTION TO PRECISION AGRICULTURE ||3|
|AGRI 201||CROP PRODUCTION ||4|
|AGRI 203||INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT ||4|
|AGRI 221||APPLICATION OF GIS TECHNOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE ||3|
* AGBUS 118 or MATH 110 or higher; COMM 110; ENGL 110, 116
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall Semester 1||AGRI 112; AGRI 121; AGBUS 115|
|Spring Semester 1||AGRI 113; AGRI 221; Mathematics, Communication, or English Elective|
|Summer Semester||AGRI 201; AGRI 203|
Program Contact Information
Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
Illinois Career Cluster
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource