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Crop Production Certificate

Crop Production Certificate CERT - Agronomy and Agricultural Mechanics

Students will gain a foundational knowledge in crop production related principles and practices. Gain the industry leading skills that employers are seeking. This certificate can be completed in one year or less. Enjoy a classroom where you learn by doing hands on activities. Whether your out working on our 550 acre campus farm or managing your crop test plots, as a graduate of NCTA you will be prepared to enter your chosen career field.


  • Farmer
  • Chemical Sales
  • Crop Consultant
  • Seed Lab Technician
  • Crop Production Specialist
  • District Seed Sales Manager
  • Seed Lab Technician
  • Field Production Specialist
  • Field Representative
  • and many more!!

Courses Offered

General Education Credits (6 credits)

    Crop Production Emphasis (18 credits)

    • AEQ 1203 Welding (3 credits)
    • AEQ 2103 Ag Chemical Application (3 credits)
    • AEQ 2303 Equipment Preventative Maintenance (3 credits)
    • AEQ 2323 Precision Farming Technology (3 credits)
    • AGR 1203 Principles of Soils (3 credits)
    • AGR 1201 Soils Lab (1 credit)
    • AGR 2304 Soil Fertility (4 credits)
    • AGR 2353 Pest Management (3 credits)
    • AGR 2353 Irrigation Management (3 credits)
    • AGR 2403 Crop Management (3 credits)

    Advisor Guided Electives (6 credits)

      Total Credit Hours for Certificate (30 credits)

        Associated Clubs and Teams

        • Crops Judging Team
        • Ag Mechanics Club
        • Collegiate 4-H/FFA

        Featured Student

        Nolan Breece
        Nolan Breece Agronomy
        I chose NCTA to get a better understanding of the crop side of agriculture. Upon graduation, I plan to continue my education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

        NCTA was a great place to start my education. I enjoyed being close to home while getting to know lots of people in the community and taking advantage of the recreational activities in Curtis.