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  • Precision Agriculture Program.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Precision Agriculture Program.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Precision Agriculture Program.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
     

Precision Agriculture

  •  Estimated Cost: $3,034

    Program Length: 1 semesters

    Locations: Beatrice

    Start Term(s): Fall / Spring

    Awards Offered: Cert

    Program Description

    The Precision Agriculture certificate makes it possible for you to install, set up, operate, analyze, and troubleshoot the systems needed to help feed the world. You will be introduced to the concept of precision farming which is site-specific farming in a way that lowers input costs and maximizes yield potential through the use of data, including:

    • GPS guidance
    • drones
    • variable rate application
    • GPS-based soil testing
    • satellite imagery
    • crop health analysis
    • yield monitoring
    • prescription-based applications

    Our program gives you a hands-on experience with the various technologies, as well as a basic understanding of hydraulic and electronic systems used in these practices. We will prepare you to install, set up, operate, analyze and troubleshoot the systems needed.

    You are a good fit for Horticulture & Turfgrass Management program if you:

    • have excellent math and science skills
    • are coordinated and able to move quickly
    • are able to communicate both verbally and written
    • are a strategic thinker and problem so
    • know federal regulations
    • are willing to be a lifelong learner
    • keep accurate records
    • are detail oriented
    • can troubleshoot on the fly
    • maintain equipment and make repairs when necessary
    1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
    2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
    3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
    4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

    Our Precision Agriculture program prepares you to implement precision farming practices in your farming operation. Average starting salary in the industry is $27,976. Careers include:

    • Ag Aviation Ground Crew
    • Bulldozer Operator
    • Crop Consultant
    • Custom Applicator
    • Drone Technician
    • Farm Assistant Manager
    • Field Service Technician
    • Precision Ag Specialist
    • Precision Farming Specialist
    • Research Technician
    • Sales Manager

    Annie Erichsen, Program Director
    BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Related work experience: 12 years
    Instructional Experience: 7 years
    402-228-8258
    aerichsen@southeast.edu

    Tyler Lyhane, Instructor
    AAS, Southeast Community College
    Related Work Experience: 8 Years
    402-228-8251
    tlyhane@southeast.edu

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