CURRICULAR GUIDE

Precision Agriculture and Sustainable Development
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0852  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

Students completing this certificate will be prepared for entry level positions
in precision agriculture and its various application areas in the agribusiness
arena.  Positions as pest scouts, custom applicators, technology resource
technicians, and crop advisory specialists are a few of the positions available. 
This certificate provides basic computer skills as well as background and hands-
on experience in GIS and GPS technologies.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Class Schedule for course prerequisite information. Basic skills assessment and
advising information may be found of page 8 of this catalog.

Contact the Technology Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
Room 136, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 30 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
AGRI 101    Principles/Precision Agritech                                    2
AGRI 106    Disease/Insect Agrinomic Crops                                   2
AGRI 200    Vegetation and Weed Management                                   3
AGRI 201    Prin/Sustainable Agriculture                                     3
AGRI 202    Agri Soils and Crop Management                                   3
GRET 205    Principles Geographic Info Sys                                   3
GRET 210    Global Positioning Systems                                       3
GRET 253    Basics of ARC/View                                               1
GRET 255    Beginning ARC/Info                                               3
HORT 102    Intro Ornamental Horticulture                                    2
LAND 100    Intro to Landscape Drafting                                      2
LAND 282    Computer Draft/Dsgn Land Arch                                    3
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   30

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses. Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II
AGRI 101          AGRI 200
AGRI 106          AGRI 201
GRET 205          AGRI 202
GRET 253          GRET 210
HORT 102          GRET 255
LAND 100
LAND 282