Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 15
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Precision Agriculture Certificate provides the education necessary to develop the understanding, knowledge, and skills to incorporate Precision Agriculture technology into their business operation. It 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 already being influenced by the rapidly emerging technologies that make precision farming possible. Course offerings in Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, Variable-Rate Technologies, Yield Monitoring Concepts, Remote Sensing, Crop Scouting, and Guidance Systems will be made available. This certificate is designed to have specific classroom instruction in addition to group seminar discussions and individualized instruction.

Program Locations

  • Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls 56701

Labor Market Information

  • Soil and Plant Scientists
  • Median wage:$32.32/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • College Agricultural Sciences Teachers
  • Median wage:$79,617/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
  • Median wage:$26.18/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Northland Community and Technical College
Northland Community and Technical College
1101 Highway 1 E Thief River Falls, MN 56701 Toll-Free: (800) 959-6282 Local: (218) 683-8800 TTY: (800) 627-3529