Agricultural Technology Certificate

J. Erik Robey, BS, Coordinator
Phone: 419-995-8071
Email: robey.e@RhodesState.edu
Office: 132 JJC

This certificate is ideal for individuals engaged in a variety of agricultural-related businesses and careers. For those aspiring to learn more about sustainable farming or wish to become an Agriculture Technician, this is the ideal certificate.  According to the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), this in-demand career will experience a significant growth and job demand in the near future.  This certificate includes classes in food science, sustainability, land surveying, soils, welding, fertilizer, pesticides and safety.  The certificate includes the necessary training and preparation for individuals to obtain two third party certifications: OSHA 10 hour general safety and Fertilizer / Pesticide licensure through the Ohio Department of Agriculture. This curriculum is interrelated with Food Science and Civil Engineering Technology.

First Year
First SemesterHours
AGR 1000Introduction to Agriculture 3
CET 1220Construction Materials 3
AMT 1020Preventive Maintenance 2
CET 1910OSHA 10-hr General Safety 1
FST 1000Introduction to Food Science 3
 Term Hours12
Second Semester
AMT 1100Welding and Fabrication 3
CET 2220 Surveying Fundamentals 3
AGR 1200Sustainable Agriculture 3
ENV 1000 Introduction to EHS Technology 3
 Term Hours12
 Total Hours 24

 Portfolio

AGR 1000 — Introduction to Agriculture
3 Credit hours  

Introduces the student to the various disciplines in the field of agriculture. Areas of focus will be Leadership, Biology, Soils, Foods, Plants, Animals, Natural Resources and Mechanics.

AGR 1200 — Sustainable Agriculture
3 Credit hours  

Provides comprehensive coverage to the theory and practice of transforming the field of agriculture into a more environmentally sound operation. Studies include a focus on plants, animals, soils, water, energy and efficiencies as they relate to today's modern agriculture operations.