Precision Agriculture

Certificate

New and emerging technologies have become vital production tools for farmers and agribusinesses. With this certificate, you can quickly enhance your agricultural knowledge to improve application and profitability.

70
Tillable acres devoted to agriculture education

At ICC, precision agriculture starts in the classroom, but continues with real-world experience in our 70 acres of tillable fields, campus wetlands, and soil and agronomy labs. You’ll learn modern concepts and technologies that include drones, precision GPS tools, and more.

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 ICC Livestock Judging Team, Agri-Business Club, and Collegiate Farm Bureau.

Career Opportunities

Farmer, Precision Ag Consultant, Precision Technology Sales and Support, Crop Consultant, Ecosystem Management/Natural Resource Conservation

COMPLETION TIME

12 Months

if Full Time

3 Semesters, 65 Total Credit Hours


What if I attend part-time?

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

ESTIMATED COST

$10,075

+ supplies & fees

Based on 2022-23


What financial assistance can I receive?

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

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

24 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

‘Hands-on’ Ag Internship Turns into Start of Maddy’s Career
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Chase Transitions from Farm to Classroom at ICC
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“Our students head outside, set up a drone with a map flight, fly the field, and 15 minutes later, have crop health images. It’s an impressive display of ag technology.”

Blake Lehman, Professor of Agriculture
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Precision Agriculture 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 600 scholarships.
  4. Visit our Next Steps page to lear more.

What Can I Expect As a Precision Agriculture 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 

Admissions


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