Digital Agronomy

About

The Digital Agronomy Program will provide students with a foundation in both conventional and regenerative agricultural practices, with a focus on 21st century technology.  Students will be exposed to GIS mapping, precision agriculture, the internet of things, and the latest in crop management and irrigation practices.  The three-trimester program is heavily focused on work-based learning opportunities, and completion of each trimester will result in an industry-recognized certificate.  Students who complete at least two trimesters will be able to apply for their FAA Drone Pilot’s License.  Students completing the entire program will receive their Digital Agronomy Assistant Diploma, and be qualified for a variety of positions in agriculture, landscape and nursery management, irrigation, as well as fields requiring drone pilot skills.

Please CLICK HERE to complete the student interest form to receive additional information about the Digital Agronomy program beginning Fall 2020!

 

 

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,936.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Digital Agronomy Helper432Certificate
Digital Agronomy Junior Assistant864Certificate
FAA Drone Pilot License864Certificate
Digital Agronomy Assistant1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1600 Hwy 51 South
Covington, TN 38019

Job Duties

Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 150

Current job openings per year: 20

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Orientation and Safety
Technology Foundations
Environmental Sustainability & Ethics
Plant Science and Crop Production
GIS Mapping
Agronomic Data Collection and Management
Soil Science
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Data Integrity and Communication
Geospatial Information
Pest and Weed Identification
Regenerative Ag
Customer Service and Satisfaction
Principles of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Communication Fundamentals
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Crop Marketing
Intro to Precision Ag
Crop Quality and Storage
Irrigation and Water Management
Theory of Consumer Behavior
Principles of Farm Management

Instructors

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