Oct 19, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Agricultural Machinery Technology - AAS


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Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.00 GPA

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 2930: Individualized Projects in Agriculture Mechanics    1-3  Enroll in 3 credits
ASTE 1615: Agricultural Machinery Engine Laboratory   3     ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3    
ASTE 3710: Agricultural Machinery Hydraulic Systems and Diagnosis   3     Directed Elective   3  
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

APEC 1600: Natural Resources and American Economic Institutions (BAI)  or ECN 1500: Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles (BAI)   3  or 3      ASTE 3600: Management of Agriculture Machinery Systems (QI)   3    
ASTE 3720: Agricultural DC Electrical Systems and Diagnosis   3    USU 1350: Integrated Life Science (BLS)   3    
PSC 2000: The Atmosphere and Weather (BPS)   3    Directed Elective   3  
Directed Elective   3   Directed Elective   3  
Directed Elective   3   Directed Elective   3  
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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.

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Agricultural Machinery Technology consists of a minimum of 15 credits of University Studies courses, 30 credits in the major, and 15 credits in business or related elective coursework, for a total of not less than 60 credits. Students in the Ag Machinery major will complete 63 credits total. The suggested breakdown of coursework is listed below. 

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.

University Studies (15 credits)


Classes will be selected from a minimum of five areas for a total of 15 credits. ENGL 1010 , (or an equivalent writing or communications class) must be completed as one of these classes. In conjunction with these classes, there are two additional courses in University Studies, totaling 15 credits that are required.

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In addition to these courses, 2 additional courses in University Studies must be completed for a total of 15 credits. The following are suggested: USU 1350 ; PHIL 1320 ; or ASTE 2900  or NR 1010 

 

In addition, students must complete the following courses:  

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