Precision Agriculture Certificate Program

Courses in the Precision Agriculture Certificate will help develop the understanding, knowledge and skills needed to successfully incorporate precision agriculture technology into business operations. It covers important concepts in precision farming, provides background information and prepares you to implement precision farming practices. The potential impact of precision farming on crop production and farming operations is influenced by the rapidly emerging technologies that make precision farming possible. These technologies range from fertilizer, chemical and planting prescriptions; variable-rate irrigation; collecting, mapping and analyzing data, to GPS and auto steering; drones; soil sampling and more. Course offerings provide a background in all of these areas.
Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
Other Material Types:
Collection, Online Course Module
Southeast Community College
Project Name:
Mapping New Careers in Geospatial Technologies
hybrid course, blended course, precision agriculture, certificate

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Ag Leader assisted with program design and hired certificate completers, Norder Supply helped to define strategies and goals and hired completers, Servitech identified necessary skills and competencies and also provided additional resources, Agricultural Data and Drone Systems -helped define strategy and goals, identify necessary skills and competencies, provided resources and assistance with drone class and workshops.
Industry Sector:
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting (11)
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (45-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences (01)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
9 months
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
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  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
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  • Custom Quality Rubric
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
Precision Agriculture Certificate
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