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Agriculture is getting healthier in Canada. Bigger yields are part of the evolution, but growing healthier foods, protecting the environment on farms and for our surrounding communities is also of critical importance. Canada is a global leader in agriculture and agri-food production. Keep your place in a successful future by learning new techniques and sustainable practices now.

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Applied Internet of Things (IoT)

In Applied Internet of Things (IoT), students will develop an understanding of the practical implementation of IoT in different market segments by analyzing current real-world case studies.  Each case study will discuss the gap that IoT is filling, the key benefits to implementing this application and some of the challenges inherent in adopting this new technology.  Case studies are chosen to demonstrate innovative and cutting-edge applications of IoT.  In exploring these new applications, students will develop an appreciation for the creative solutions offered by IoT. IMPORTANT: Please contact [email protected] for more information and to register. If you do not have a BCIT student ID number and would like to take this microcredential please create one first before emailing the IoT department with your registration request. Create one by clicking here: Key market segments covered in the course include: transportation, utilities, Smart City, and health. The case studies will touch on applications that help improve safety, increase efficiency, and provide better solutions to common issues.  Examples of what students will learn include ‘robot sniffers’ that detect gaseous contaminants or how 5G hospital clinicians, with the aid of a VR headset, are able to visualize exactly what the paramedic sees in the ambulance and remotely direct the paramedic, with a joystick, in real-time to perform any necessary procedures.  They will also learn how IoT can help protect and sustain our fragile world by collecting valuable information about ocean pollution, climate change, and biodiversity. The course is open to anyone interested in learning how IoT can be utilized in key market segments. It is geared toward people who wish to explore career opportunities, upskill, or want to increase their understanding of digital transformation. It is also an excellent course for executives and decision-makers who are called upon to evaluate and implement IoT solutions in a wide range of sectors – public and private. With better data available and new ways to use data, IoT is providing innovative ways to creatively solve new challenges and address and fix old problems.  This course shines a light on how IoT is changing the way we work and live.
Available through: British Columbia Institute of Technology
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Farming Using Smart Technology: Precision Farming

There are eight microcredentials within the Precision Farming series and they can be taken in any order or on their own. Precision farming is a management concept that observes, measures, and responds to field variability in crops. Do this, precision farming uses the latest techniques and technologies to address the carbon footprint, clean technologies, and the environmental impact of farming. With the use of technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), the farmer can make decisions regarding practices such as land management, maintenance schedules, seeding, and others by using real-time data. The effect is a reduction in the use of sprays, fertilizers, carbon emissions, and the reduction of greenhouse gases. This microcredential investigates current legal status covering equipment owner access to data, provides descriptions of the types of analysis available and how to use it, and explores how the data from ‘smart’ equipment combined with analysis can be used to make future decisions to increase productivity, decrease emissions, reduce the carbon footprint, and to inform farming practices. Microcredentials in this series: Farming Using Smart Technology IoT and Other Sensors in Agriculture Machine Monitoring and Maintenance Scheduling Drones in Agriculture Software for Agriculture Data Analysis Sensors for Agriculture IoT Data Acquisition and Storage Data Analysis and Answering the What-if Questions
Available through: Saskatchewan Polytech
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