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Precision Technology Specialist
Career Opportunities
GPS Technician
Custom Applicator
GIS Specialist
GIS Coordinator in agriculture and natural resources
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Average Salary
Potential salary after five to ten years is listed at $70,000-$80,000 and up.
$70,000.00
Precision Technology Specialist
Description
The demand for new employees in geospatial data processing and equipment installation is expanding in many industries.

A skilled workforce to support the growing industry of precision technology is needed.  This two-year program includes courses in computers, GPS (Global Positioning Systems), data collection, agronomy and ag economics. A strong background in math and science is recommended for this program.  Combining aspects of engineering, business, agriculture, energy and technology, this program will meet current and future industry needs.

Career opportunities include positions like GPS technician, custom applicator, GIS specialist, GIS coordinator, precision technician and more. Knowledge of this equipment and data is vital to people in equipment sales and service, dealerships, applicators, crop consultants, agronomists and personnel who work with data transfer and map production.

A special note about laptop computers:

This program requires a laptop computer so that you can effectively integrate computing skills with your technical education. Many resources that instructors assign are online or require specialty software. To address these needs, MTI requires that students entering this program purchase their laptops from MTI. The cost for an MTI laptop averages about $1000. Please be aware that our machines come fully loaded with the software required for this program.

 

Whether it's Microsoft Office, or a specialty software for a technical program, your needs will be met by your MTI laptop.  And our laptops are serviced for free by our Technology office. You will not be able to bring a laptop from home into an MTI laptop program as we cannot provide support services for every make and model of laptop.  Please consider this carefully before making any laptop purchase and check with the Admissions office for more details.

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