Precision agriculture technology has continued to grow and develop, assisting farmers with efficiency, productivity and profitability by using GPS in the field, in the tractor and in software. The need for people that understand and use this technology is in high demand.
Aims has a vision to equip the next generation of farmers with the tools they'll need to succeed.
Aims Community College’s Agricultural Sciences and Technology Department looked at the agricultural workforce need for technical skills in precision agriculture and put in place the first community college courses in Colorado to fill the void. Students have already seen the benefits of the classes, as they are stepping into the industry for a future career.
Aims is the only community college in Colorado that offers a Precision Agriculture certificate. The Agricultural Sciences and Technology Department is based at Fort Lupton, where it offers transfer degrees to Colorado State University in Soil and Crop Science, Agriculture Business, Horticulture and Animal Science. The program also offers two-year degrees in Agribusiness, Production Agriculture and Animal Science, along with one-year certificates in Precision Agriculture, Agribusiness Management, Production Agriculture Mechanics, Production Agriculture, and Crops and Animal Science. Aims Community College has the opportunity to give students a well-rounded knowledge base of agriculture and assist them with their career choices and educational paths.