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    93% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2017 graduates found work or continued their education.
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    93% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2017 graduates found work or continued their education.
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    93% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2017 graduates found work or continued their education.
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Precision Agriculture

  • Welcome

    The Precision Agriculture Certificate provides the education necessary to develop the understanding, knowledge and skills to incorporate Precision Agriculture technology into your business operation. You may take the entire curriculum or only the module(s) that fit your needs.

    Overview

    SCC's Precision Agriculture Certificate introduces students to the concept of precision farming, provides background information, and prepares students to implement precision farming practices in their farming operation or agri-business operation. The potential impact of precision farming on crop production and farming operations are influenced by the rapidly emerging technologies that make precision farming possible. Course offerings in Ag Technology, Precision Technology, Advanced Precision Technology, and Ag Precision Hardware provide students with a well-rounded background.

    To enroll in the Precision Agriculture certificate courses, please visit the admissions page and follow the basic steps for admission.

    If you do not plan to complete a degree at SCC, but only take a few classes (and are not planning to receive federal financial aid), you do not need to complete an Application for Admission. Registration for individual classes as an undeclared student is completed at the Registration & Records Office.

    Printable PDF of Precision Agriculture Certificate courses.

    Employment Outlook

    Precision agriculture is the practice of farming on a site-specific basis to lower input costs and maximize yield potential.  The approach used to gain these higher yields comes from the use of information provided by GPS guidance, drones, variable rate application, GPS based soil testing, satellite imagery, crop health analysis, yield monitoring and prescription based applications.  Precision Ag technologies are used by 60% of United States Farmers currently, and is projected to grow 19% to a 7.5 billion dollar industry by 2024.  A student in this program will get a hands on approach to the various technologies in this field, and also a basic understanding of hydraulic and electronic systems used in these practices.  With a certificate in Precision Agriculture a graduate will be able to install, set-up, operate, analyze and troubleshoot the systems needed to help feed the world. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting salary of $15.90 hour.

    Starting Terms

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