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Students will be introduced to basic GPS principles and how they are applied to precision agriculture and GIS applications. Different GPS corrections and constellations and primary industry uses will be introduced as well as different GPS terms and how they are used in the industry. Once an aptitude is gained for the GPS systems the course will focus on manufacturer applications and why producers use GPS/GIS to save money.
Students will be introduced to various data collection tools used in the precision technology field. As a comprehensive data collection course, students will be studying yield monitor systems, crop vigor sensor systems, soil sampling and topography mapping systems, as well as a multitude of other tools used in data collection. As a part of the study of yield monitor systems, students will be involved with harvesting and data collecting at the precision technology land lab. Also included will be an introduction to the GIS software programs involved in interpreting and managing this data.
Provides a foundation for gaining the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for college success. Students will learn to make a successful transition to higher education by setting up a pattern of success that will last the rest of their lives. Students will define goals and develop thinking skills, learning strategies and personal qualities essential to both academic and career success. Please note: Students who have served active military duty (excluding basic training and AIT) may be exempt from the Student Success course. Student must provide a copy of DD214 or other official military documentation to the registrar for verification.
Focuses on the wireless industry and how it pertains to agriculture and transportation technologies. This course will provide fundamentals of wireless communications.
The plant development stages of corn, soybeans, small grains and alfalfa. The importance of planting dates and seeding depths along with environmental factors will be discussed.
Overview of computer applications with emphasis on the following: email, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation tools and Internet-based applications. This is a 4-module course intended to cover the Microsoft Office suite.
The importance of soil, its formation, physical properties and land classifications. Soil sampling procedures will be performed at the land lab and soil test results will be explained.
Development of skills needed by an agricultural salesperson including prospecting, territory management, customer service and communication. An investigation of the agricultural sales process, marketing and advertising methods are studied.