Apr 25, 2019  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Agricultural Machinery Technology - Certificate


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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education

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  • For more information about Agricultural Machinery Technology, see the department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
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First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ASTE 1010: Introduction to Agricultural Systems Technology   3     ASTE 1130: Planting and Tillage Equipment     3    
ASTE 1120: Forage and Harvest Equipment   3     ASTE 1620: Agricultural Machinery Power Trains   3    
ASTE 1610: Agricultural Machinery Engines   3     ASTE 2250: Occupational Experience in Agriculture   1-6   Enroll in 3 credits
ASTE 1615: Agricultural Machinery Engine Laboratory   3     ASTE 2930: Individualized Projects in Agriculture Mechanics    1-3   Enroll in 3 credits
ASTE 3710: Agricultural Machinery Hydraulic Systems and Diagnosis   3     ASTE 3080: Compact Power Units for Agricultural and Turfgrass Applications   3    
Comments

 

Comments

 

USU offers both a one-year technology certificate and an associate's degree in agricultural machinery technology. In addition to coursework training, machinery dealerships and companies hold in-service training at USU where students can receive training and certification for repairs and operations of the latest agricultural equipment. Upon completion of these programs, employers are always seeking after students from USU's program, resulting in extremely high job placement.

The one-year certificate program is designed to familiarize students with the agricultural equipment industry. Certificate requirements include technical hands-on training on engines, power trains, hydraulics, DC electrical, and specialized forage, harvesting, tillage, planting, and spraying equipment.

The associate's degree is a second-year continuation of the certificate program. Core curriculum includes equipment testing, diagnosis, and retailing of parts and equipment. Because it is an associate's degree program, a minimum of six credits of general education courses are required. The associate's degree also transitions very easily into a bachelor's program in agricultural systems technology or agricultural education.

For more information, visit aste.usu.edu/agmachinery or contact the Agricultural Machinery Technology Academic Advisor, Marci Chidester: marci.chidester@usu.edu or 435-797-8434.

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