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Precision Agriculture

at Riverland Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 17
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIOA Certified

About this Program

This certificate program introduces students to basic concepts, theories, operations, tools, and applications of Precision Agriculture, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The Precision Agriculture Certificate is the study of how the productivity of a field is optimized by agronomic inputs based on real-time data variability found within a field. Computer technology is applied in precision agriculture along with basic diagnosis of common equipment malfunctions. The certificate offers an introduction of GIS concepts, map projections and coordinate systems, basic data models, data sources and types, operations and processing, and GIS analysis and spatial modeling. Basic principles of GPS and how these systems operate to improve accuracy are included in the certificate program.

Program Locations

  • Riverland Community College, Albert Lea 56007
  • Riverland Community College, Austin 55912
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave. N.W. Austin, MN 55912 Toll-Free: (800) 247-5039 Local: (507) 433-0600 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email:

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