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 through 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, plant sciences, soils, and agribusiness management courses.

Students interested in declaring this certificate should use the online form.


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

Required Courses
AG_S_TCH 4360Precision Agriculture Science and Technology3
AG_S_TCH 4365Machinery Management Using Precision Agriculture Technology3
AG_S_TCH 4366Data Management and Analysis Using Precision Agriculture Technology3
AG_S_TCH 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.

Suggested Support Courses
STAT 1200Introductory Statistical Reasoning required for AG_S_TCH 43603
or ABM 2123 Quantitative Applications in Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
or ABM 2225 Statistical Analysis
SOIL 2100Introduction to Soils3
PLNT_SCI 2110Plants and their Cultivation3
PLNT_SCI 2125Plant Structure and Function4
PLNT_SCI 3270Forage Crops3
PLNT_SCI 3275Grain Crops3
PLNT_SCI 4313Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition3
ABM 3260General Farm Management3