Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

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 terms, 1 summer)
Certificate (2 term)

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, precision ag coordinators, geospatial technicians.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term I

AGC-116

Professionalism in Agriculture

1

AGP-333

Precision Farming Systems

3

AGP-143

Fundamentals of Electricity for GPS

1

AGC-103

Ag Computers

3

AGA-154

Fundamentals of Soil Science

3

ENG-105

Composition I OR

3

ENG-101

Elements of Writing OR

 

COM-723

Workplace Communication

 

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

SOC-110

Introduction to Sociology

 

 

 

17

Term 2

AGP-405

Ag Applications of GIS

3

AGA-114

Principles of Agronomy

3

MAT-107

Survey of Mathematics

4

BIO-104

Introductory Biology with Lab OR

3

CHM-110

Introduction to Chemistry OR

 

PHY-120

Introductory Physics

 

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Career specialty requirement

3

 

 

16

Term 3

PHI-105

Introduction to Ethics OR

3

HUM-105

Working in America OR

 

HUM-116

Encounters in Humanities

 

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Career specialty requirement

3

 

 

6

Term 4

AGP-420

Geospatial Data Collection

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR

3

COM-744

Oral Communication in the Workplace

 

PHY-120

Introductory Physics OR

3

BIO-104

Introductory Biology with Lab OR

 

CHM-110

Introduction to Chemistry

 

MAT-115

Mathematics and Society

3

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Career specialty requirement

3

 

 

15

Term 5

AGC-932

Internship

4

AGP-425

Agricultural Spatial Analysis

3

AGB-101

Agricultural Economics

3

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Career specialty requirement

4

 

 

14

Total program credit hours

68

Agronomy Specialty

AGA-165

Agricultural Fertilizer and Chemicals

3

AGA-216

Row Crop and Forage Production

4

AGA-376

Integrated Pest Management

3

AGB-336

Agricultural Selling

3

AGB-470

Farm Records, Accounts and Analysis

3

Dealership/Equipment Specialty

AGA-217

Field Crop Harvesting and Drying

3

AGB-336

Agricultural Sales

3

AGP-435

Advanced Precision Farming - Software

3

AGP-438

Precision Ag Hardware Machinery Servicing

1

AGM-334

Advanced Ag Electronics

2

AGP-440

Ag Applications of Digital Imagery

3

Natural Resources Specialty

AGN-220

Avian Wildlife

3

AGN-223

Aquatic Wildlife

3

AGN-226

Mammalian Wildlife

3

AGN-235

Park and Recreation Administration

3

AGN-244

Wildlife Management

3

AGN-250

Park Maintenance Programs

3

 

 

 

Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term I

AGP-333

Precision Farming Systems

3

AGP-405

Ag Applications of GIS

3

AGA-114

Principles of Agronomy

3

 

 

9

Term 2

AGA-154

Fundamentals of Soil Science

3

AGA-165

Agricultural Fertilizer & Chemistry

3

AGA-209

Row Crop Production

3

 

 

9

Total program credit hours

18

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