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
(20 Courses)
AGRI 2800 must be taken during the summer session after completion of the second semester.
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1001 Ag Orientation
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 2402 Employment Preparation for Agricultural Professionals
AGRI 2800 Agriculture Internship
Total Credits: 54  
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Course Title Credits
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 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
(select 2 credits from the courses below)
You may also choose any other course with the AGRI prefix.
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1721 Fall Agriculture Field Experience Lab
AGRI 1722 Spring Agriculture Field Experience Lab
AGRI 2123 Agricultural Communications and Leadership
WELD 1118 Agricultural Welding
Total Credits: 2  
General Studies Applied Required Courses
(1 Course)
Course Title Credits
GSWS 1481 OSHA General Industry / First Aid
Total Credits: 1  
General Education Elective Courses
(select 9 credits from the courses below)
Choose one CMST course and one ENGL course and MATH 2010.
Course Title Credits
CMST 1210 Introduction to Communication
CMST 2200 Public Speaking
CMST 2250 Small Group Communication
ENGL 1210 College Composition I: Critical Reading and Writing
ENGL 1220 College Composition II: Writing With Sources
ENGL 1230 Scientific and Technical Writing
MATH 2010 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