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    Apr 15, 2024  
2023-2024 | Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Maintenance | A.A.S.

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Career Outlook   

Transfer Agreements  

The Agricultural Maintenance program integrates the agricultural sciences and business with training in industrial maintenance and systems integration. This blended program prepares students to install, repair, program and maintain the vast array of systems and components used across the industries of agriculture. Offered exclusively at the Edison State at Greenville location.♦

Some possible careers include ►
family farming, entrepreneur, agriculture equipment sales, equipment maintenance technician, safety coordinator, horticulture/greenhouse manager, production manager, agriculture field service technician, electrical and instrumentation technician, electro-mechanical technician, automation equipment technician and industrial maintenance

Program Outcomes ►
The student will

  1. demonstrate skills in oral and written communication;
  2. recognize the value of good ethical standards and their application to business and agriculture;
  3. develop industry awareness and skills for agriculture and related industries;
  4. develop leadership and team building to promote collaboration and advocacy;
  5. analyze how industry behavior contributes to success, performance and compliance;
  6. demonstrate current and emerging strategies and technologies used in agriculture;
  7. develop skills and knowledge in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business operations;
  8. examine and employ economic principles, concepts and policies to accomplish organizational goals and profitability;
  9. demonstrate ability to evaluate the situation and recommend action;
  10. demonstrate understanding of proper care and production of plant, animal or natural resource products; and
  11. demonstrate ability to use latest technology to evaluate data and make productive decisions.

Semester 1

  AGR 101S Introduction to Agriculture    3 C   ►The Agriculture Program Director will monitor grades each semester. The director will also meet with students each semester to ensure that they are on track to meeting their career success goals.
Student must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in technical coursework to graduate.
  CIS 110S Computer Concepts and Applications    3    
  COM 121S Introduction to Communication     3    
  ENG 121S Composition I     3    
  MTH 122S College Algebra  OR 3    
  MTH 125S General Statistics        
  Credit Hours

Semester 2

  AGR 121S Agribusiness I   3     ►Complete FAFSA for next academic year.
►Apply for Edison State scholarship(s).
  AGR 110S Agricultural Communications & Marketing  OR 3    
  AGR 210S Current Issues in Agriculture   3    
  ELT 110S Circuits I    3    
  ELT 131S Industrial Controls  3    
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective1 3      
  Credit Hours 15      
  1To be chosen from PSY 121S or SOC 121S.        

Semester 3

  AGR 131S Introduction to Animal Science   4     ►Students need to have an internship secured by the end of Semester 3. Internship takes place during Semester 4.
  AGR 141S Agricultural Facilities   3    
  AGR 151S Introduction to Agronomy    4    
  EGR 240S Analytical Troubleshooting   3    
  ELT 151S Programmable Logic Controllers   3    
  Credit Hours 17      

Semester 4

  AGR 171S Fundamentals of Agricultural Engineering   3     ►Students transferring to a four-year institution need to submit application(s) by the end of Semester 4.
  AGR 291L Internship Experience   2    
  AGR 291R Internship Seminar   1    
  EGR 225S Hydraulics and Pneumatics   3      
  ELT 121S Electronic Devices  OR 3      
  ELT 233S Servo Systems and Robotics          
  Humanities Elective 1 3      
  Credit Hours 15      
  1Refer to AAS general education requirements.        

Total Credit Hours | 62

♦ Designed for students who have completed prerequisites and have met college preparatory requirements in math, English and basic computer skills.
♦ Students planning to transfer to a four-year university may have additional requirements.