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Precision Agriculture Technician

Share 31-006-7 Technical Diploma (TD) 33 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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Learn how Global Positioning Systems (GPS) work and how they are used in farming with this diploma program. You will gain knowledge and skills in basic crop production, electronically controlled systems and customer service. In addition, you’ll learn how to install, maintain and operate precision agriculture tools. Courses also cover skills for work in the parts and service department of an agriculture equipment dealership. You will be prepared for work in the high-tech, fast-paced precision agriculture field.

Career Opportunities

  • Agricultural Equipment Sales
  • Agriculture Equipment Operator
  • Agriculture Service Technician
  • Agronomy Sales/Service
  • Custom Crop Applicator
  • GIS Technician
  • Precision Ag Specialist

Estimated Program Cost

Precision Agriculture Technician

This program will cost about $4,760.35*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $50.00*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.


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Precision Agriculture Technician

Term Availability
Fall 2015
Spring 2016
Summer 2016
Fall 2016

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Understand how Global Positioning Systems work.
  • Operate GIS software and be able to analyze geo spatial data.
  • Understand the installation, maintenance, and operation of precision agriculture tools.
  • Demonstrate communication skills needed for dealing with customers and coworkers in a professional manner.
  • Understand basic crop production skills.
  • Demonstrate how to adjust and repair parts of a corn planter.
  • Demonstrate usage of electronically controlled systems.
  • Demonstrate how to troubleshoot electrical/electronic systems.

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