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Precision Agriculture (AGP)
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Program Overview:
The Precision Agriculture certificate focuses on the theory and hands-on applications required to gain entry-level employment opportunities in the agricultural industries. The certificate demonstrates completion of basic precision agricultural technology training.

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Semester 1
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AGP 1201
Agri-Production Seminar I
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Problems, issues, and new activities likely to be encountered by students on farms or in farm-related occupations are discussed. This course is taken prior to or concurrently with the supervised occupational education experience.

AGP 1261
Supervised Occupational Experience I
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The student trains on the job at an approved farm production or farm related business and is supervised by an employer and college coordinator. Supervised occupational experience occurs during spring soil tillage and planting season. Variable credit based on 75 hours of employment equated to one semester hour of credit. PREREQUISITE: Student must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in agriculture and be currently enrolled in the Agricultural Production curriculum.

AGR 1210
Precision Agriculture
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This course is an introduction into the uses of GPS, GIS, and variable rate technology in agriculture. Includes variable rate fertilizing, seeding, controllers for planting, spraying, yield monitoring, and how they affect agricultural production.

AGR 1216
Precision Agriculture Controls
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This course is designed to teach the theory and techniques of operation of precision agriculture equipment currently used in the agriculture industry. Topics include computer controlled applicators and planters, global position sensing equipment (GPS), geographical information systems (GIS), field mapping, and drone applications in agriculture.

EDU 1108
Standard First Aid
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This course, which is designed for the general public, consists of regulations, first aid methods and safety procedures. It includes self-help and home care first aid procedures.

GEN 2297
Employment Skills
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This course prepares the student for job interviews, job placement, and employment. Verbal and written communication skills are implemented through assigned reports. Topics of discussion and debate range from securing and keeping a job to individual attitudes, work habits, work ethics, and interviewing skills. The student will be required to prepare a written resume and to apply communication skills in practical situations.

Term Total
12
Semester 2
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AGP 1262
Supervised Occupational Experience II
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The student trains on the job at an approved farm production or farm related site and is supervised by an employer and college coordinator. Supervised occupational experience occurs during summer farming season. Variable credit based on 75 hours of employment equated to one semester hour of credit. PREREQUISITE: The student must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in agriculture and be currently enrolled in the agricultural production curriculum.

AGP 2202
Agri-Production Seminar II
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Problems, issues, and new activities likely to be encountered by students during work on a farm or in farm-related occupations are discussed. This course is taken prior to or concurrently with the supervised occupational experience.

AGR 1213
Soil Fertility & Fertilizers
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A study of the relationship between soil and crop nutrients. Includes fertilizer sources and materials, chemical forms of elements in the soil, reactions of fertilizers, and determination of fertilizer needs.

AGR 1214
Crop Protection
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This course studies the role of chemicals in crop production. Students investigate the use and safe handling of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Students will learn the identification and control of various weeds, insects, and diseases.

AGR 1281
Intro Geographical Information Sys
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This course is intended to be an introduction to the concept and use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The student will understand how GIS is being used by various industries, government agencies, as well as in science, research, and consumer products. The student will become aware of the fact that he/she will be involved in GIS whether he/she wants to or not. The course will cover the basic components, terms, software, and uses of this exciting technology.

TRK 1210
CDL Exam Preparation
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This course is designed to prepare a student for the written portion of the Commercial Driver's License exam and will follow the curriculum as set forth by the Secretary of the State of Illinois.

Term Total
13
Recommended Electives
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AGP 2243
Farm Futures Markets
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A study of commodity futures markets and their application for farmers and agribusiness personnel. Emphasis will be on the mechanics of the market, the theory of hedging, speculation, market information, charting, and options.

AGR 1200
Agricultural Occupations
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This course is a survey of the entire field of agriculture, including farm production, agricultural service and supply industries, marketing, processing, and education. Discussion will focus on skills and competencies required for a successful agricultural career.

AGR 1215
Ag Chem Applicator
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This course is designed to teach the theory and techniques of operation of large chemical applicator equipment as found in the Ag Business Industry. Topics include computer controlled applicators, global position sensing, geographical information system, field mapping, etc.

AGR 1221
Turf & Landscape Management
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This course studies the turf industry from the perspective of seed varieties, planting procedures, controls of weeds, insects and disease, and the overall scope of the turf industry. Also, landscape management is covered from the point of properly growing and installing landscape plant materials, as well as the overall scope of the landscape industry.

HRT 1208
Introduction to Horticulture
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Introduction to Horticulture will acquaint the student with a basic understanding of plants' form and function. This course will cover employability opportunities and skills necessary for employment which will be reinforced throughout the remainder of the program.

WEL 1201
Basic Welding
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This course introduces basic welding equipment and provides students lab experience in performing basic welding skills.

WEL 1203
Practical Welding
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This course is designed to provide students instruction in specialized welding. Individual projects are designed and completed. Welding safety is stressed.

Term Total
Program Total
25


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