Using technology to increase accuracy, productivity and yields
Key Program Features
LLCC’s precision agronomy/fertilizer degree and certificate programs prepare students for a career using ever-evolving technology in agriculture industry. They learn using the latest technology in yield mapping, seeding, soil testing and more. Students also learn about equipment, soils, and weed and pesticide identification for proper applications. LLCC features excellent facilities with dedicated instructors and provides students with hands-on experience for their future careers in equipment operation and custom application. Precision agronomy students working toward an associate in applied science degree historically have had at least three job offers prior to graduation, with similar numbers for students pursuing a certificate in fertilizer.
For applied science degree and certificate students, the U.S. Department of Labor shows that Iowa and Illinois have a higher demand for ag equipment operators. Students can prepare for this occupation with LLCC’s precision ag program. Salaries in Illinois and Iowa for operators are also higher than the national average, running about $16.50-$17 per hour.
Degree and Certificate Programs
Time to completion: 2 years
Time to completion: 1 year
This program falls under regulations for “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation.” LLCC provides the gainful employment information for Fertilizer • Certificate of Completion in compliance with the “Program Integrity” and “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation” regulations as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (34 CFR 668.8).
Investment in Your Future
Tuition for agriculture (AGR), ag business (ABM) and ag fertilizer (AFO) courses for the 2018-2019 academic year are $161.75 per credit hour for in-district residents. All other courses are the standard rate of $129.50 per credit hour for in-district residents. Fees are $11 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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Questions about LLCC’s degree and certificate programs in precision agronomy/fertilizer? For more information contact Holly Bauman at 217-786-2276 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Bill Harmon at 217-786-2573 or email@example.com.
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