Certificate in Precision Agriculture Technology

The Precision Agriculture Technology certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills to address a growing industry need in the technology of precision agriculture.  The certificate program will prepare and/or enhance students’ knowledge of the industry thru two key areas:

  1. Coursework and intensive on-site labs that focus on precision agriculture technologies utilized by professionals in the field of precision agriculture.
  2. Beneficial supporting courses including statistical analysis courses, Plant Science courses, Communications courses, and Agribusiness Management courses.


The certificate is composed of 12 credit hours consisting of the following 4 required courses:

Required Courses
AG_S_M 4360Precision Agriculture Science and Technology3
AG_S_M 4365Machinery Management Using Precision Agriculture Technology3
AG_S_M 4366Data Management and Analysis Using Precision Agriculture Technology3
AG_S_M 4368Profit Strategies Using Precision Agriculture Technology3
Total Credits12

Students are also encouraged to choose from the following suggested courses to further their depth of knowledge and skills in the area.  Several of these courses have pre-requisites, so students should plan ahead to complete them in a timely manor.

Required Support Courses
STAT 1200Introductory Statistical Reasoning required for AG_S_M 43603
Suggested Support Courses
PLNT_S 2100Introduction to Soils3
PLNT_S 2110Plants and their Cultivation3
AGSC_COM 3210Fundamentals of Communications3
ABM 3260General Farm Management3
AGSC_COM 2220Verbal Communication in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources3

Application for Certificate

Students interested in this certificate should complete the online CAFNR form located on the CAFNR website.