What You'll Learn

What’s a career that combines working with soil and plants with the latest in GPS technology? Agriculture. For those who appreciate nature and high-tech, it’s the best of both worlds. With a Precision Agriculture Certificate from West Hills College Coalinga, you’ll learn to work with cutting-edge tech such as Geographic Information System (GIS) software, automatic tractor guidance systems, surveying equipment and other vital tools related to the agriculture industry.

When you complete this program, you’ll be qualified to work in the public sector and within agriculture. You can also apply units earned in this program toward an Associate of Science Degree in Agriculture Science Technology.

Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate their ability to use agricultural technology
  • Students will understand agronomic fundamentals (soil, plant, water relationships)
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to physically map using GPS and digitize field boundaries to create maps in GIS
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Program Options

The Precision Agriculture program prepares students to work with global positioning satellite (GPS) systems, geographic information system (GIS) software, automatic tractor guidance systems, variable rate chemical input applicators, surveying equipment, and related computer software. West Hills College Coalinga offers a Certificate of Achievement for precision agriculture. 

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