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The Rhodes State College Robotics and Intelligence Certificate provides students with the technical skills to support a career in this emerging field. Courses in this certificate integrate agricultural applications to existing Rhodes State College courses of fluid power, electricity and electronics, programmable logic controllers and robotics and mechatronics. Courses in precision agriculture equipment and introduction to artificial intelligence in agriculture apply industrial robotic concepts towards applications in crop and animal management and integrated pest management. Agricultural robotic technology is increasing in soil sampling, stored grain quality maintenance, and controlled environment agriculture.

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Degree Pathway 

Students can choose a pathway in either Prescription Mapping or Robotics with Artificial Intelligence in the second year of the Agriculture Associates degree program.  The first-year students will learn fundamental Agronomy and Agriculture Business aspects to provide a foundation for their second year of the curriculum. 


Career Opportunities

  • Agriculture is quickly becoming an exciting high-tech industry. The technology is developing rapidly and technicians are needed for programming, maintenance and repair. 
  • Manufacturing
  • Field technicians supporting robots
  • Information applications

Program Highlights

  • The courses utilize team learning and individual internships to integrate local and global information toward earning Fanuc Robot Certification. Robotic applications are demonstrated through hands-on learning and problem-solving exercises.
  • Increasing demand career field
  • New opportunities for Ohio agriculture
  • New technical applications.
  • High wage entry-level jobs in the industry
  • Local and technical expertise outside of the Rhodes State College supporting region was sought to develop this curriculum so that it would provide training in the anticipated growth area.
  • Agriculture robotics is a cutting-edge career that will be growing in demand as autonomous equipment becomes more prevalent


Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact your Student Navigator to get registered and see if you qualify. 

Available Fall 2024!

Secondary to grant funding through the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture, students enrolled in the below courses will be awarded scholarships to pay for all tuition and fees associated with the course.  Upon successful completion of the coursework, the grant will also pay for all costs associated with credentialing exams for Agriculture Commodity Tester, Commercial Pesticide Applicator, BASF Plant Science, and Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification.

AGR 1000         Introduction to Agriculture $570 tuition + $31.50 course fees
AGR 1401         Introduction to Soils for Agronomic Production $570 tuition + $27 course fees
AGR 1402         Principles of Crop Management $570 tuition
AGR 1403         Principles of Nutrient Management $570 tuition
AGR 1404         Introduction to Integrated Pest Management $570 tuition
AVI 1000           Unmanned Aerial Systems $570 tuition
Total of $3,478.50

Choose Ohio First Scholarship

Students enrolled in one of our agriculture programs may also be eligible to receive additional financial assistance through the Choose Ohio First program. Click here to learn more about this program and how to qualify.

Student Success Navigator

Heather Seddelmeyer

Student Success Navigator
(419) 204-9857