Agriculture

Interested in Becoming a Precision Agriculture Technician?

The mathematics skills necessary to map out the curvature of the Earth and the impact that the atmosphere has on measurements are problems that Precision Agriculture Technicians face daily. If this raised some interest, then this career might be perfect for you! With West Hills College’s degree program, you will gain the hands-on experience necessary to be successful as a Precision Agriculture Technician.

What does a Precision Agriculture Technician do?

The Precision Agriculture program prepares students to work with global positioning satellite (GPS) systems, geographic information system (GIS) software, automatic tractor guidance systems, variable rate chemical input applicators, surveying equipment, and related computer software. Students will learn through hands-on, real-world applications.

With the help of West Hills College Coalinga, you will attain the ability to physically map an area using a Global Positioning System (GPS) and create digital field boundaries to make maps in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). West Hills College Coalinga will make you more confident using these technological systems on the field and will help you further your education if you decide to transfer.

What would I earn as a Precision Agriculture Technician?

Nationwide, the average annual wage in 2016 for a Precision Agriculture Technician was around $60,000.

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