Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Agricultural Geospatial Technology

Ag Sciences

Washington Hall

319-398-5609

www.kirkwood.edu/agrisciences

Entry time

Fall or Spring

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters, 1 summer)

Agricultural Geospatial Technology students prepare to work in the emerging geospatial technology industry. Kirkwood’s program is one of only a handful of precision agriculture programs in the nation and provides specialization in dealership/equipment or agronomy careers.

The two-year program includes courses in computers, GPS (Global Positioning Systems), ArcView and data collection, in addition to agronomy and agriculture economics. Students also complete an internship during the summer. This degree can apply to many career areas and can be customized for this program. A strong background in math and science is recommended for this program.

Career opportunities: precision farming specialists, custom applicators, mapping technicians, GIS coordinators in agriculture, natural resources and other industries that apply geospatial technologies.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Fall Term I

AGA-154

Fundamentals of Soil Science

3

AGC-103

Ag Computer

3

AGC-313

Leadership in Agriculture

1

AGP-333

Precision Farming Systems

3

ENG-105

Composition I or

3

ENG-101

Elements of Writing

 

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management or

3

SOC-110

Introduction to Sociology

 

 

 

16

Spring Term I

AGA-114

Principles of Agronomy

3

AGC-160

Introduction to Technical Chemistry

4

AGP-405

Introduction to ArcView

3

MAT-107

Survey of Mathematics

4

–––––––

Career specialty requirement

3

 

 

17

Summer Term

PHI-105

Introduction to Ethics (Humanities)

3

–––––––

Career specialty requirement

3

 

 

6

Fall Term II

AGP-420

Geospatial Data Collection

3

BIO-104

Introductory Biology with Lab

3

MAT-115

Mathematics and Society

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

–––––––

Career specialty requirement

3

 

 

15

Spring Term II

AGB-101

Agricultural Economics

3

AGC-313

Leadership in Agriculture

1

AGC-932

Internship

4

AGP-425

Agricultural Spatial Analysis

3

–––––––

Career specialty requirement

3

 

 

14

Total program credit hours

68

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