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Ag. Business – Crop Advisor
Interested in improving or learning how to properly recognize and analyze crop production problems? The Agriculture Business Crop Advisor certificate program teaches students these skills and can be beneficial for career advancement. The curriculum was developed around the requirements of the International Certified Crop Advisor program. Through completion of this program students should be competent and ready to seek employment in crop consulting and precision agriculture positions.
This program is offered completely online, which provides students with flexibility of scheduling courses around their personal and educational agendas. Northeast Iowa Community College uses the Xpress educational program in the distance learning programs. This computer application allows students to use discussion boards, chat rooms and videos to discuss course material and learn new skills necessary in the field. The college offers a free tutorial of the Xpress system to help students understand the tools and functions they will need to use in the program. Students are encouraged to have reliable and consistent access to the Internet and possess knowledge of basic computer functions. Online courses are typically reading intensive and students should be able to read at a college level and stay up to date with required readings.
This certificate program offers three student organizations that individuals can become a part of if they chose. Clubs include: the Post Secondary Agriculture Students, Dairy Science Club, and the Rodeo Club. Northeast Iowa Community College requires successful completion of 21 credit hours. Courses include principles of agronomy, integrated crop management, fundamentals of soil science and more.
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