farming with technology
Do you love technology, solving science problems, and working outside? Parkland's precision agriculture program results in diverse career opportunities for graduates. Employment opportunities are abundant in roles such as precision agriculture technicians, research scientist, crop specialists, etc., who work with soil testing companies, crop consulting firms, and fertilizer and chemical companies. Working in agriculture doesn't always mean farming. Farmers need help making important decisions about what crops to plant, what and how much chemicals to use, and how to improve yield. Precision ag graduates earn a two-year associate in applied science degree that allows them to go right to work helping to feed America!
one of a kind
Parkland College is the only community college is Illinois to offer this high tech, hands-on career program. With a 20-year history of training precision agronomists, we've built a strong regional reputation, and our employer partners are eager to hire Parkland graduates. All residents of Illinois are able to enroll in Precision Ag at the in-district tuition rate. Out-of-district residents will need to complete Career Agreement paperwork to obtain this generous discount. Tuition, fees, and textbooks for the two-year program will total less than $14,000.
early college opportunity
High school students can enroll in AGB 110 - Intro to Precision Agriculture, an online dual enrollment course. Learn more here!
National Science Foundation Grant recipient
Parkland's Precision Agriculture Curriculum Enhancement (PACE) project meets the need of a growing U.S. industry by focusing on precision agriculture education among high schools, two-year colleges, and nearby four-year universities in Illinois. Learn more.