Agricultural Geospatial Technology

Agricultural Geospatial Technology

Explore Our One-of-a-Kind Program

Dig into the booming geospatial technology industry with Kirkwood’s Agricultural Geospatial Technology degree. Kirkwood’s program is one of just a handful of precision agriculture programs in the nation, and it’s the only one that lets you specialize in dealership/equipment or agronomy careers.

This two-year program includes courses in Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), analysis and data collection, agronomy, and computers. You’ll also complete an internship.

This degree can apply to many career areas and can be customized as needed. A strong background in math and science is recommended for this program. 

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Kirkwood offers more than $3 million in scholarships for students each year.

Graduates of the Agricultural Geospatial Technology program will be able to:

  • Use and apply geospatial tools including GPS, GIS, remote sensing and IDI in agriculture, natural resources and environmental systems.
  • Solve problems using critical thinking and troubleshooting skills individually or in a team environment.
  • Communicate and work with potentially diverse groups of workers and colleagues in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate basic use and safe operation of farm equipment.
  • Complete processes of precision farming as a management system, including data collection, analysis, and interpretative products.
  • Explore new technologies and apply them to current production issues.

A one-hour program conference is required prior to acceptance to the program. You'll learn more about the program, specific admissions requirements and have the opportunity to have questions answered by program faculty and staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Windows based system (no Macs)
  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 operating System
  • 2.2 GHz CPU Multi-core
  • Intel Pentium 4 or higher
  • 4GB RAM
  • 1 TB Memory
  • ESRI ArcMap 10.2
  • Ag Leader SMS and Mobile
  • Trimble Farmworks
  • ArcPad
  • John Deere Apex
  • Precision Planting Fieldview
  • Ag Leader Integra
  • John Deere 2600 and 2630
  • Case IH Pro 700
  • Precision Planting 20/20
  • Trimble EZ Guide 500 with EZ Steer
  • Raven Viper Pro
  • OnTrac 2
Donald Burns

“Faculty are helpful, even if they're not your teacher, they help you get to where you need to be.”

Donald Burns,
Independence, Iowa

Mission Statement

The Agricultural Geospatial Technology program prepares students by developing skills in problem solving and decision making. Students learn how technology is utilized through the process of collecting, analyzing and interpreting production data.


Questions?

Agricultural Sciences
1000 Washington Hall
319-398-5609
agsciences@kirkwood.edu