Farming Operations Technology


Farming Operations Technology program will provide students with skills and knowledge needed for today’s farming operations which include, but not limited to, row crops, animal agriculture, and precision agriculture.  Students may earn certificates by completing courses that offers exposure to principles in agriculture, livestock equipment, and precision agriculture.  Other courses for credentials will present welding, farm based electricity, and shop principles as well as agriculture finance.  Students will be presented material for understanding farm machinery maintenance, soil and plant management, crop and livestock marketing, and herd management.  Precision agriculture is the future of the industry and will be offered as an individual diploma.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,492.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,252.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Farming Operations Helper432Certificate
Farming Operations Specialist864Certificate
Farming Operations Technology1296Diploma
Student Chooses Elective in the Fourth Trimester
Crop Production Technology1728Diploma
Livestock Production Management1728Diploma
Precision Production Technology1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Bells Instructional Service Center
6514 Highway 412
Bells, TN 38006
Covington Branch Campus
1600 U.S. Highway 51 South
Covington, TN 38019


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Technology Foundations
Intro to Ag Technology
Plant and Soil Maintenance
Livestock Maintenance
Ag Engineering Technology
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Introduction to Computers
Intro to Precision Agriculture
Basic Electricity
Farm Record & Finance/Simulation
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Farm Machinery & Equip Maint.
Ag Building & Design Constructoin
Fourth Trimester: 
Elective - Crop Production Technology
Worker Characteristic
Soil/Plant Management
Crop Marketing
Elective - Livestock Production Management
Worker Characteristic
Herd Management
Pasture Management
Livestock Marketing
Elective - Precision Production Technology
Worker Characteristic
Advanced Precision Agriculture
Advanced Farming Systems

Books and Supplies Lists


Kelsey Latham
Todd Reeder

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