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.

Admission Requirements

Students must submit a composite score of 16 or higher on the ACT. A minimum 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 GPA. Exceptions may be made with instructor permission for students that do not meet entrance requirements.

Completion options are a Technical Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science degree.

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

For the Gainful Employment information for the Technical Certificate, click here.