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Ag Chemical Applicator Technician - Certificate

30 Credits
Degree Description

The Ag Chemical Applicator Technician Program will provide hands-on training in all areas of agriculture, including crops, soil, fertilizers, equipment operation and maintenance and agribusiness sales and management. Participants will gain proficiency with ultra-modern, high-tech chemical application equipment. Extensive use will be made of community-based resources to help provide private employment experience for students.

Certificate Core Competencies
1. Demonstrate effective participation on an agribusiness team
2. Perform maintenance and operate agribusiness industry equipment
3. Perform agribusiness industry computer functions
4. Promote and sell agricultural services and products
5. Develop and maintain agribusiness records systems
6. Demonstrate application of agricultural inputs

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester

Offered on the North Mankato Campus
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2018-2019 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (12 Courses)

Complete the following courses:
AGBS1100 Agricultural Selling Skills (3 Credits)
AGBS2015 Commercial Driver's License (1 Credit)
AGRI1800 Employer/Employee Relations (2 Credits)
AGRI2700 Agricultural Technology Seminar (2 Credits)
AGRI2780 Agribusiness Internship (1 - 9 Credits)
MEAG1700 Agricultural Industry Machinery Maintenance (3 Credits)
PLSC1100 Soils I (3 Credits)
PLSC1200 Soils II (3 Credits)
PLSC1205 Precision Agriculture (3 Credits)
PLSC1300 Agronomy I (2 Credits)
PLSC1400 Agronomy II (3 Credits)
SGAG1000 Ag Orientation (1 Credit)

Elective Courses (Suggested)

These courses are not required but are suggested as courses which may be beneficial to you in this career field. You will graduate from this program even if you do not complete these courses.
AGBS2990 International Field Study (3 Credits)
AGBS2995 Individualized Study/Special Problems (1 - 6 Credits)
AGEC1100 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (3 Credits)
PLSC1105 Forages and Pasture Management (2 Credits)
PLSC2100 Agronomy Lab (2 Credits)
PLSC2700 Advanced Agronomy (3 Credits)
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.