Precision Agriculture Technician

Certificate

Precision Agriculture is an in-demand career field combining exceptional instruction and industry support to fast-track students to excellent job opportunities in the local and surrounding communities.

70
Tillable acres devoted to agriculture education

The Precision Agriculture Technician program prepares students for careers in the rapidly evolving Precision Agriculture field. This certificate prepares students to understand, operate, diagnose, and repair equipment used in the Precision Agriculture field.

Contact our Admissions Office to learn more about applying

Quality Education

ICC is a nationally recognized leader in research for sustainable agriculture.

Get Involved

Build your Ag network through the Agri-Business Club, Collegiate Farm Bureau, and the Professional Agricultural Students (PAS)

Career Opportunities

Precision Agriculture Equipment Technician, Product Support Specialist, Product Sales Specialist, Equipment Operations/Operator, Parts Professional

COMPLETION TIME

12 Months

if Full Time

2 Semesters
25 Total Credit Hours


What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.

ESTIMATED COST

$4,030

+ supplies & fees

Based on 2023-24


What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

20 Students

average per class

Small class size means more individual attention and a higher rate of success


View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Griffin Dahlberg Receives the DPET Outstanding Graduate Award
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From Classroom to Auction: Ty’s Success at Illinois Beef Expo 2023
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Chase Transitions from Farm to Classroom at ICC
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‘Hands-on’ Ag Internship Turns into Start of Maddy’s Career
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This is a fast-paced program designed to educate students in the newest technology available in the agriculture industry. Students will receive training with high-tech agronomics, electronics and hydraulics. These students will be accelerated into the workforce within one year. This program is great for those who like to work with their hands and solve complex problems in the field.”

Colin Campbell, Program Coordinator, Agricultural & Industrial Technologies
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Precision Agriculture Technician Program?

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Need help? Our admissions team is happy to assist.

What Can I Expect As a Precision Agriculture Technician Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?

  • What if I am working while going to school?

    We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going! 

    Learn more about academic support 

  • What are my options for funding my education?

    Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages. 

    Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities. 

    Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.  

    Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school. 

  • I don’t have the required GPA to enter the program. Can I still start?

    We have many options for you to start school, even when your GPA does not meet the minimum requirements. Connect with our Admissions Office to hear about options to help your GPA and get you moving toward the life and work you want. 

    Connect with our Admissions Office 

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