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, and livestock equipment.  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.

This full-time program meets Monday-Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,344.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Farming Operations Helper 432Certificate
Farming Operations Specialist 864Certificate
Farming Operations Technology1296Diploma
Crop Production Technology1728Diploma
Livestock Production Management1728Diploma
Precision Production Technology1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville - Lincoln Central Academy
204 Union St.
Fayetteville, TN 37334

Job Duties

Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, and financial and marketing activities.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 19,620

Current job openings per year: 1,950


First Trimester: 
FOT 0001 - Worker Characteristic
FOT 1010 - Technology Foundations
FOT 1021 - Intro to Agriculture
FOT 1022 - Plant and Soil Maintenance
FOT 1023 - Livestock Maintenance
FOT 1024 - Ag Engineering Technology
Second Trimester: 
FOT 0002 - Worker Characteristic
FOT 2011 - Introduction to Computers
FOT 2012 - Intro to Precision Agriculture
FOT 2040 - Welding
FOT 2050 - Basic Electricity
FOT 2061 - Farm Record & Finance/Simulation
Third Trimester: 
FOT 0003 - Worker Characteristic
FOT 3010 - Farm Machinery & Equipment Maintenance
FOT 3020 - Ag Building & Design Construction
Fourth Trimester: 
FOT 0004 - Worker Characteristic
FOT 4010 - Machinery
FOT 4020 - Soil/Plant Management
FOT 4030 - Crop Marketing
FOT 0004 - Worker Characteristic
FOT 4040 - Herd Management
FOT 4050 - Pasture Management
FOT 4060 - Livestock Marketing
FOT 0004 - Worker Characteristic
FOT 4070 - Advanced Precision Agriculture
FOT 4080 - Advanced Farming Systems


National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)


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