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Prescription Mapping Overview

The Rhodes State College Prescription Mapping Certificate will provide students with the skills in prescription mapping to support and operate precision field equipment.  Students will learn to collect, securely move and evaluate quality data across multiple platforms.  Instruction will include problem solving exercises with field data collection, interpretation and writing prescription maps from multiple data layers.  Field and office based computer and data platforms will be utilized in the instruction.  Courses in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operation will provide students the understanding of safe operation and data collection with UAV sensors. Students will be prepared for UAV licensing exam. This is a dynamic curriculum developed to integrate emerging technologies.  All courses integrate global and local information along with technology to train students in assessing and working with field variation.  Input from local agriculture businesses are incorporated into this certificate leading directly to work based learning opportunities.



  • 21st Century technology

  • High demand career field

  • Fits with northwest Ohio agriculture

  • Hones passion for Agriculture

  • Stepping stone to other Agriculture opportunities.

Career Opportunities

  • Precision technicians, agronomy and precision technology sales, prescription mapping producers and production employees

Prescription Mapping Plan of Study