Digital Agronomy


The Digital Agronomy Program will provide students with a foundation in both conventional and regenerative agricultural practices, with a focus on 21st century technology.  Students will be exposed to GIS mapping, precision agriculture, the internet of things, and the latest in crop management and irrigation practices.  The three-trimester program is heavily focused on work-based learning opportunities, and completion of each trimester will result in an industry-recognized certificate.  Students who complete at least two trimesters will be able to apply for their FAA Drone Pilot’s License.  Students completing the entire program will receive their Digital Agronomy Assistant Diploma, and be qualified for a variety of positions in agriculture, landscape and nursery management, irrigation, as well as fields requiring drone pilot skills.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,008.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,066.48

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Digital Agronomy Helper432Certificate
Digital Agronomy Junior Assistant864Certificate
FAA Drone Pilot License864Certificate
Digital Agronomy Assistant1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Bells Campus
6514 Hwy 412S
Bells, TN 38006

Job Duties

Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 240

Current job openings per year: 30


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Orientation and Safety
Technology Foundations
Environmental Sustainability & Ethics
Plant Science and Crop Production
GIS Mapping
Agronomic Data Collection and Management
Soil Science
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Data Integrity and Communication
Geospatial Information
Pest and Weed Identification
Regenerative Ag
Customer Service and Satisfaction
Principles of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Communication Fundamentals
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Crop Marketing
Intro to Precision Ag
Crop Quality and Storage
Irrigation and Water Management
Theory of Consumer Behavior
Principles of Farm Management


Jonathan Castellaw, B.S.

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