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
View agri-fertilizer operations classes in the course schedule. Visit www.llcc.edu/course-schedule for more information on exploring class options.
Investment in Your Future
Agriculture (AGR), agri-business management (ABM) and agri-fertilizer operations (AFO) courses have a variable tuition rate. For the 2020-2021 academic year (fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021), these AGR, ABM and AFO courses are $166.25 per credit hour for in-district residents. All other courses in the program have a standard in-district rate of $133.00 per credit hour. Fees are $11 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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Questions about LLCC’s agriculture programs? 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. Also, you can schedule a virtual visit about agriculture programs with Holly!
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