What will I learn?

The Precision Ag Technology Program prepares students for positions that require the use of current technology in agriculture such as global navigation satellite systems, geographic information systems, precision software programs, precision hardware/equipment, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Students are prepared for positions with soil testing companies, crop consulting firms, fertilizer and chemical suppliers, and agriculture equipment dealers.

Required Program Courses (40 hours) Cr. Hrs.

AGB 102 Introduction to Agricultural Economics

AGB 103 Introduction to Crop Science

AGB 105 Agricultural Applications of the Computer

AGB 110 Introduction to Precision Agriculture

AGB 155 Agriculture Salesmanship

AGB 191 Agri-Business Work Exploration

AGB 200 Introduction to Soil Science

AGB 211 Plant Pest Identification and Control

AGB 213 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

AGB 214 Precision Farming Technology

AGB 215 Applications of GIS in Agriculture

AGB 219 Precision Hardware Systems

AGB 252 Precision Data Analytics

AGB 290 Agri-Business Seminar

AVI 111 Commercial UAS Ground School

GIS 115 Remote Sensing Applications

Required General Education Core Courses

Choose one of the following Communications options:

Option one:

ENG 111 Workplace Writing

COM 120 Interpersonal Communications

Option two:

ENG 101 Composition I

ENG 102 Composition II

Which department am I in?

Department of Agriculture/Engineering Science and Technologies

Study options

Full Time (60 semester hours)

Tuition fees
$15,930.00 (11,85,268) per year
USD $531 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

22 August 2022

Venue

Department of Agriculture/Engineering Science and Technologies

2400 West Bradley Avenue,

CHAMPAIGN,

Illinois,

61821, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission is open to anyone who is a graduate of an accredited high school or is at least 18 years of age and able to benefit from college-level instruction.

For international students

Admission is open to anyone who is a graduate of an accredited high school or is at least 18 years of age and able to benefit from college-level instruction

English Language Proficiency:

An IELTS band score of 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 61ibt/500pbt allows the student to take only the English Writing Assessment for course placement.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Parkland College

Students are exposed to modern teaching concepts, whilst small class sizes provide a personalized feel to all courses offered.

  • Community/transfer college with hands-on learning
  • Use of modern teaching concepts from high-quality faculty
  • Excellent learning and recreational facilities on campus
  • Flexible study abroad opportunities for students

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