Program Description

The Crop Scout Embedded Technical Diploma will prepare learners to inspect farm fields and record weed, insect, disease and other observations. Learners will locate, identify, and diagnose crop diseases or pest infestation areas that may impact crop yield while utilizing technology such as drone areal images, GPS, and hands-on inspection techniques throughout the program. Learners will use knowledge of growth stages in crops in order to predict potential problems during that stage of the growing season. This is an important role to help farmers make timely, informed and economical field crop decisions.

Financial Aid

May Be Available

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Summarize, identify and record growth stage, weed, insect and disease infestations
  • Complete soil sampling
  • Complete nutrient testing
  • Examine fields and record the condition of growing crop

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Field Supervisor
  • Crop Insurance Professional
  • Crop Research Assistant
  • Agriculture Sales Representative
  • Custom Applicator
  • Pesticide Application Specialist
  • Crop Scout

Courses

The Crop Scout Technical Diploma is a 25 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

ORIENTATION TO AGRONOMY 1.00
AGRICULTURE EQUIPMENT SAFETY 2.00
CROP SCOUTING TECHNIQUES 3.00
PESTICIDE/FERTILIZER EQUIPMENT 3.00

Second Term

PRINCIPLES OF CROP PRODUCTION 3.00
NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT 2.00
PLANT SCIENCE AND WEED ID 3.00

Third Term

INTRODUCTION TO SOILS 2.00
INTRODUCTION TO PRECISION AGRICULTURE 3.00
AGRICULTURE WATER MANAGEMENT 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Crop Scout Technical Diploma Earns You:

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.