Precision Agriculture Technology

Recent developments in entomology, plant pathology, and weed science in conjunction with advanced technologies such as remote sensing (RS), global positioning systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), and variable rate technology (VRT), have the potential to greatly enhance agricultural profitability. In addition, the implementation of this technology can greatly improve environmental quality by reducing the volume of agricultural chemicals applied. The emergence of this technology and the increased demand for technically trained workers to support the technology makes it imperative that MDCC offer options through their Agricultural program to address this situation.

Upon completion of this 2 year Associate Degree program, the successful candidate will take with them not only a working knowledge and understanding of these emerging technologies in the agricultural arena, but will have received practical, hands on experience in an in-situ environment involving all of the above disciplines.

Students must submit a composite score of 16 or higher on the Enhanced ACT. A minimum ACT score of 16 is also required on the Mathematical Usage and Reading sections. In addition to this ACT requirement, re-admit or transfer students must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.


For the list of courses required in this program, click here to visit the program checksheets page.



Steele Robbins, IV
662-246-6559 or

  • B.S., 1996 Mississippi State University
  • M.A., 1998 Mississippi State University
  • Agricultural Entomology and Plant Pathology Consultant License
  • Industrial, Institutional, Structural and Health related Pest Control Consultant License
  • Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certificate
  • Mississippi Entomological Association
  • Mississippi Weed Science Society
  • Mississippi Association of Plant Pathologists and Nematologists

Mississippi Association of Crop Consultants