Precision Agriculture Technology


Our Precision Agriculture Technology program offers education and hands-on training in spatial information systems, remote sensing, GNSS Data Collection, and Crop Management Zones, among other agriculture-related studies.

Recent developments in unmanned aircraft, entomology, plant pathology, and weed science, in conjunction with advanced technologies such as remote sensing, global positioning, geographic information systems, and variable rate technology, are dynamically influencing agricultural productivity. Implementation of these technologies can greatly improve environmental quality by reducing the volume of agricultural chemicals applied. The emergence of these technologies has increased the demand for technically trained workers in the field of precision agriculture.

Hinds Community College’s Precision Agriculture Technology program is a great opportunity for those looking to begin a career at the intersection of science, engineering, and agriculture. If you are looking for a way to solve global problems and have a strong desire to improve farmlands for future generations, this is the program for you.

  • Raymond
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Location & Tours

You’re invited to T. H. Kendall, III Agricultural Complex on our Raymond Campus, where all of our agriculture-related programs are offered. To schedule an appointment or tour of our Ag Complex, please call 601-857-3334 or 601-857-3792.

Important Program Information

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Survey of Agricultural Technology or Survey of Agriculture 1
Weed Control or Insects and Controls 3
Introduction to Spatial Information Systems 3
Remote Sensing 4
GNSS Data Collection 4
Geographic Information Systems I 4
Crop Management Zones 4
Approved Electives 7
Total Hours 30
Course Hours
Variable Rate Technology 4
Agricultural Geographic Information Systems 4
Site Specific Pest Management 4
Approved Electives 3
Total Hours (includes career certificate course hours) 45
Course Hours
Technical English or English Composition I 3–4
Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3–4
Total Hours (includes career and technical certificate course hours) 60–62


Wayne Boshart
Agriculture Cluster Coordinator

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