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    Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 | Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Maintenance | A.A.S. | Part-Time

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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.
Student must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in technical coursework to graduate.
  ENG 121S Composition I     3    
  Credit Hours

Semester 2

  AGR 121S Agribusiness I    3 C    
  Mathematics Elective  1 3    
  Credit Hours 6      
  1Refer to AAS mathematics requirements. 

Semester 3 [Summer]

  CIS 110S Computer Concepts and Applications    3      
  Credit Hours 3    

Semester 4

  AGR 131S Introduction to Animal Science    4      
  ELT 110S Circuits I   3    
  Credit Hours 7    

Semester 5

  AGR 171S Fundamentals of Agricultural Engineering   3     ►Apply for Edison State scholarship(s).
  AGR 110S Agricultural Communications & Marketing  OR 3    
  AGR 210S Current Issues in Agriculture        
  Credit Hours 6      

Semester 6 [Summer]

  Social/Behavioral Science Elective1  3      
  Credit Hours 3      
  1To be chosen from PSY 121S or SOC 121S.        

Semester 7

  AGR 151S Introduction to Agronomy   4      
  COM 121S Introduction to Communication   3    
  Credit Hours 7      

Semester 8

  ELT 131S Industrial Controls   3      
  ELT 151S Programmable Logic Controllers    3    
  Credit Hours 6      

Semester 9 [Summer]

  Humanities Elective 1  3      
  Credit Hours 3      
  1Refer to AAS general education requirements.        

Semester 10

  AGR 141S Agricultural Facilities   3     ►Students will need to have an internship secured by the end of Semester 10.
  EGR 240S Analytical Troubleshooting   3    
  Credit Hours 6      

Semester 11

  EGR 225S Hydraulics and Pneumatics   3     ►Students transferring to a four-year institution need to submit application(s) by the end of Semester 11.
  ELT 121S Electronic Devices  OR 3    
  ELT 233S Servo Systems and Robotics        
  AGR 291L Internship Experience   2    
  AGR 291R Internship Seminar   1    
  Credit Hours 9      

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.