CURRICULAR GUIDE

Precision Agriculture and Sustainable Development
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0896  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

This program prepares students for positions in site specific agricultural
management and related technological applications in today's agribusiness
operations. Positions such as integrated pest management technologists, custom
applicators, technology resource managers, crop advisory specialists, and dealer
consultants are some of the newly-evolving careers in this exploding technology
field. Emphasis on the geospatial computer technologies of Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) as well as remote sensing will
be stressed. In addition, State Department of Agriculture pesticide re-
certification credits are available upon successful completion of specific
courses within this program. The National Science Foundation has selected this
program as a national model curriculum. Not all courses in this program transfer
to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor
or counselor before enrolling in any course.

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

General education is an important part of this program and includes a mathematics
competency requirement. To fulfill the mathematics competency requirement,
students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics.  For
information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page 22.

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

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 52 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
AGRI 211    Agricultural Crop Production                                     3
AGRI 212    Vegetable Crop Production                                        3
AGRI 213    Ag Site Specific Research Tech                                   3
GRET 205    Principles Geographic Info Sys                                   3
GRET 210    Global Positioning Systems                                       3
GRET 240    Basic Map Orient/Construction                                    3
GRET 241    Air Photo/Remote Sensing                                         3
GRET 243    ORACLE/Geographic Info Sys                                       3
GRET 253    Basics of ARC/View                                               1
GRET 255    Beginning ARC/Info                                               3
GRET 256    Advanced ARC/Info                                                3
HORT 102    Intro Ornamental Horticulture                                    2
LAND 282    Computer Draft/Dsgn Land Arch                                    3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                   TOTAL: 9 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             9 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   61

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.

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                III               IV
AGRI 101          AGRI 106          AGRI 200          AGRI 201
GRET 205          AGRI 202          AGRI 211          AGRI 212
GRET 240          GRET 241          GRET 210          AGRI 213
HORT 102          GRET 253          GRET 243          GRET 256
LAND 282          WRIT 124          GRET 255          Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.