Agronomy Management Program Details

Precise control, measurement, and application strategies through the use of technology is extremely important to be successful within the agriculture industry. CVTC’s Agronomy Management program gives students real-life practice utilizing the latest technology used in agronomy.

This program provides a high level of training in agronomy, precision farming, data management and agribusiness, as well as hands-on experience in a variety of different agriculture aspects, including plant science, agriculture equipment, precision farming tools, fertilizers, and chemicals. With the use of new farm equipment from our partnering equipment dealers, students will engage in hands-on learning using precision technology on over 150 acres of farm land that CVTC operates.

Upon completion of the two-year program, students will be prepared for a fast paced, high-tech, ever changing career. Students will also leave with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Wisconsin Pesticide Applicator Certification (License), and Seed Treatment Certification.

Throughout this two-year program you’ll learn about:

  • Precision Farming
  • Plant & Equipment Troubleshooting
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Financial Management
  • Data Management
  • Seed Treatment
  • Pesticide Application
  • Agribusiness Sales
  • Row Crop Management

Just the Facts

Precision Agronomy Management
62 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program:
Two Years

Delivery Method
Face-to-Face

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates
August

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $10,828

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Pathway Credentials

Agronomy Technician

Embedded Technical Diploma

If you’re interested in a career that is fast paced, technology driven, and always evolving then you should consider the Agronomy Technician Technical Diploma. The Agronomy Technical Diploma is a one-year degree designed to get you in and out of school to put you on the job with the necessary skills, quicker!

In the Agronomy Technician Program, you will learn about: soil health, plant science, row crop management, agriculture equipment, agriculture technologies, and nutrient management planning.

Career Opportunities

  • Farm Worker
  • Order Picker
  • Harvest Worker

Just the Facts

Agronomy Technician
35 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program
One Year

Delivery Method:
Face-to-Face

Program Location:
Eau Claire

Start Dates:
August

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Gainful Employment

Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $5,493

Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Agronomy Management program. For more detailed course info, click here.

  • Agriculture Equipment
    This course provides fundamentals of calibration and maintenance of planting, seeding, and harvesting, equipment, including emphasis on precision agricultural concepts. By the end of the course, participants will have the skills and knowledge to operate, maintain, and calibrate agriculture equipment components.
  • Plant Science
    Provides fundamental knowledge of plant components and their functions. Topics include pollinating and propagating plants, germinating seeds, plant nutrients, and factors affecting photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration. Participants will experience plant components and their functions through the completion of hands-on activities.
  • Precision Field Applications
    This course is 40 hours of hands on time in the field using various farm equipment. Students in the Precision Field Applications 1 course will be responsible for planting the Crop Education Plot, CVTC farmland, and other farms as time allows. Students will be responsible for setting up equipment, proper operation of equipment and the chemical and seed recommendations for the farms.

Transfer Credits

Once you’ve completed your associate degree at CVTC, if you are interested in pursuing further education, we have agreements with several institutions. To view a list of CVTC’s transfer agreements, click here.

Careers

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Technical Sales Representative

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