The agriculture industry has an ever-increasing demand for graduates with an agronomy background who can provide decision-making data for the modern producer in the areas of field mapping, predicting field potential, soil sampling/soil analysis, fertility recommendations, yield monitoring, and many other areas. The GPS/GIS Technology degree addresses these areas.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(18 Courses)
AGRI 2800 must be taken during the summer session after completion of the second semester.
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1520 Computers in Agriculture
AGRI 1550 Introduction to Ag Business
AGRI 1551 Ag Business Procedures and Records
AGRI 1552 Ag Business Credit and Finance
AGRI 1553 Agri-Business Management and Marketing
AGRI 1580 Ag Sales & Service
AGRI 1640 Ag Commodity Marketing
AGRI 1650 Soils and Fertility Management
AGRI 1660 Introduction to Agronomy
AGRI 1720 Corn and Soybean Production
AGRI 1770 GIS Applications
AGRI 1771 Introduction to Precision Ag
AGRI 1772 Remote Sensing/Image Analysis
AGRI 1773 GIS Problem Solving
AGRI 1774 Electronics Components and Troubleshooting
AGRI 2160 Planters & Spring Tillage
AGRI 2210 Ag Industry Machinery Maintenance
AGRI 2800 Agriculture Internship
Total Credits: 49  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 50 while the section is listed as having 49 credits.
Required Courses
(1 Course)
Choose this course to complete second internship for a total of 6 internship credits.
Course Title Credits
AGRI 2800 Agriculture Internship
Total Credits: 3  
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1610 Agri-Data Technology
AGRI 1621 Farm Management I
AGRI 1670 Integrated Pest Management
AGRI 1680 Crop Scouting Techniques
AGRI 1681 Crop Scouting Techniques Lab
AGRI 1700 Crop Protection Products
AGRI 1761 Agricultural Water Management
AGRI 1780 Grain Handling and Storage
AGRI 2161 Planter Meter Certification
AGRI 2191 CDL - Preparation for Written Test
AGRI 2192 CDL - Preparation for Road Test
AGRI 2240 Pesticide/Fertilizer Equipment
AGRI 2250 Basic Custom Application
Technical Elective Courses
(this course is not required but is recommended)
Choose WELD 1118 or any other course with the AGRI prefix.
Course Title Credits
WELD 1118 Agricultural Welding
General Studies Applied Required Courses
(3 Courses)
Course Title Credits
GSWS 1402 Employment Prep & Retention
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
GSWS 1462 Industry Skills
Total Credits: 5  
General Education Elective Courses
(select 9 credits from the courses below)
Choose one CMST course and one ENGL course and MATH 201.
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
CMST 220 Public Speaking
CMST 225 Small Group Communication
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
ENGL 122 College Composition II: Writing with Sources
ENGL 123 Scientific and Technical Writing
MATH 201 Elementary Statistics
Total Credits: 9  
General Education Elective Course List
The remaining General Education credits may be chosen from any of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum goal areas, however the following courses are suggested.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 6  
Total AAS Degree Credits: 72