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Precision Ag Technology

Career Opportunities

  • GPS Technician
  • Custom Applicator
  • GIS Specialist
  • GIS Coordinator in agriculture and natural resources
  • Precision Technician
  • Installer
  • Ag Consultant

Average Salary: $36,822

The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program, according
to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

100%* Job Placement Rate

Students graduating from Mitchell Technical Institute’s Precision Agriculture Technology program will be able to install, operate, and troubleshoot equipment and machinery while understanding the agronomic impact in the field. 

Students collect, analyze, and manage data from multiple sources, including UAVs. From the collected data, students use geographic information systems (GIS) software to create variable rate maps for seeding, spraying, and fertilizer applications.  MTI also utilizes land labs which allow students to perform planting and harvesting activities to bring the program full circle. 

Ultimately, students are taught to convey complex information to assist growers in profitable and sustainable farming.

Additional Info

*Placement data is gathered through graduate surveys, faculty-collected data, and phone surveys started after six months of graduation. In 2018, 8 of the 8 graduates responded to the survey.  Employment rate is figured by: (graduates employed)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment).

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