PAG Courses/Syllabi

PAG 115 - Introduction to Precision Agriculture -  2 Credits: This course is designed to introduce the student to principles of precision agriculture, crop and livestock production in precision agriculture, GIS, GPS, sensors, drones, data acquisition and management, Remote sensing. The course is offered in 2 one-hour lectures per week. Prereq: MATH 103.

PAG 115L - Introduction to Precision Ag Lab - 1 Credit: This laboratory course is designed to teach students Precision Ag hands on experiences include drone applications, Weather stations like Microsoft Farm Beats Kit set up and applications in the farm field, sensors and data acquisition practice in the farm field.Prereq: PAG 115.

PAG 215 - Mapping of Precision Ag Data - 3 Credits: This course is designed to introduce the student to principles and applications of mapping data in precision agriculture, GIS, GPS, sensors, drones, data acquisition and management. The course is offered in 2 one-hour lectures and 1 two-hour laboratory per week. Prereq: PAG 115 and MATH 103.

PAG 315 -Electronic Systems in Precision Ag - 3 Credits: This course is designed to introduce the student to understand the basics of electronic systems and applications in precision ag. The students will learn topics like signal processing, electric motor, serial control and communications data network for tractors and machinery for agriculture applications.Prereq: PAG 115, PAG 115L and PAG 215.

PAG 348 - Agricultural Technology Exposition - 1 Credit: This course provides understanding of showing and explaining the latest innovations in agricultural technology. Students practice good communication skills and learn task management for completion of a project. Higher level thinking skills are used and demonstrated through preparing displays for public viewing and interaction. Cross-listed with ASM.

PAG 394 - Individual Study - 1-5 Credits

PAG 454 - Applications of Precision Agriculture - 3 Credits: This course is designed to introduce students to different layers of information collected by agricultural machinery during crops growing season (from planting to harvest), to the use of online resources to retrieve farm level soil information, to create field level soil fertility maps, to the use of drones at different crop stages, to basic dron imagery analysis, to the integration of machinery and drone data to aid management decision, and to the creation of field management zones and prescription maps using AgSMS software. Prereq: PAG 215

PAG 455 -Applications of Big Data in Precision Agriculture - 3 Credits: The course is designed to introduce students to basics concepts regarding big data, how big data relates to precision agriculture, and how big data analysis approaches are using precision agriculture related data to enhance crop management and production.Prereq: PAG 215.

PAG 496 - Field Experience (Internship) - 1 Credits

ATM Courses/Syllabi

ASM 115 - Fundamentals of Agricultural Systems Management - 3.00 credits: Overview of agricultural systems management; engines, machinery, structures, electricity, processing, and conservation. 3 lectures. Coreq: MATH 103 or 104 or 107.

ASM 125 - Fabrication & Construction Technology - 3.00 credits: Introduction to materials, methods, and tools used in fabrication, installation, and maintenance of agricultural production and processing facilities. 2 lectures, 1 three-hour laboratory.

ASM 225 - Computer Applications in Agricultural Systems Management - 3.00 credits: Application and use of software for problem solving, reporting, and graphical communication. 2 lectures. Prereq: CSCI 114 or CSCI 116 or MIS 116. Co-req: MATH 105, MATH 107 or MATH 146Class Schedule

ASM 234 - 3D Printing and Manufacturing - 2 Credits: 3D or Additive Manufacturing is quickly taking over the more traditional ways of making things through subtractive manufacturing methods. 3D printing is making more and more of the proto types, parts, and products we use everyday in a quicker, more responsible way. This course will explore how 3D printing started, generative design, how to 3D print, and how is it currently being used in industry. Students in this class will utilize 3D printers, scanners, and laser cutters to gain hands on experience in the world of 3D manufacturing and tour local 3D companies to see real life manufacturing in progress.

ASM 264 - Natural Resource Management Systems - 3.00 credits: General principles of management of natural resource systems including hydrology, soil erosion, irrigation, drainage, wetlands, and water quality. 2 lectures, 1 three-hour laboratory. Prereq: MATH 103, 104 or 107. Cross-listed with NRM and SOIL.

ASM 264L - Natural Resource Management Systems Lab- 1.00 credit: Laboratory to complement concepts introduced in ASM 264. Topics include land survey, maps, rainfall and runoff, erosion control, drainage and irrigation, and costs and returns. Co-req: ASM 264 or NRM 264 or SOIL 264. Prereq: Students must be ASM majors only.

ASM 291 - Seminar (Addititve Manufacturing/3D Printing) - 1.00 credits:  Overview of additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Will have hands on printing projects and lecture about industry use of additive manufacturing.

ASM 323 - Post-Harvest Technology - 3.00 credits: Principles and management of crop and feed storage, handling, drying, processing, and crop/feed systems siting, planning, and development. 3 lectures. Prereq: MATH 103 or 104.

ASM 348 - Agricultural Technology Exposition - 1 Credit: This course provides understanding of showing and explaining the latest innovations in agricultural technology. Students practice good communication skills and learn task management for completion of a project. Higher level thinking skills are used and demonstrated through preparing displays for public viewing and interaction.

ASM 354 - Electricity and Electronic Applications - 3.00 credits: Fundamentals and applications of electricity, power distribution, controls, motors, and solid-state electronics. For non-engineering majors. 2 lectures, 1 three-hour laboratory. Prereq: Junior standing, MATH 103 or 104.

ASM 368 - Structures and Environment Systems - 3.00 credits: Study of environmental needs of animals and bioproducts, control of building environments, construction materials, framing systems, and functional planning for biosystem structures. 3 lectures. Prereq: MATH 103 or MATH 104.

ASM 373 - Tractors & Power Units - 3.00 credits: Theory and principles of operation, use, maintenance, repair, and selection of tractors and power systems. Includes engines, transmissions, fuel, lubrication, hydraulics, traction, and electrical systems. 3 lectures. Prereq: MATH 103 or 104.

ASM 374 - Power Units Laboratory - 1.00 credit: Laboratory to complement concepts introduced in ASM 373. Topics include engine systems, operation, adjustment, maintenance, repair, measurement, and testing. 1 three-hour laboratory. Prereq: MATH 103 or 104.

ASM 378 - Machinery Principles and Management - 3.00 credits: Principles of agricultural machinery manufacture, sales, operation, and management. Topics include selection, replacement, operation, application, and maintenance. 2 lectures, 1 three-hour laboratory. Prereq: MATH 103 or 104.

ASM 429 - Hydraulic Power Principles and Applications - 3.00 credits: Study of fluid power principles, components, schematics, and systems. Emphasis is on proper use, maintenance, and applications of hydraulic power equipment. Prereq: PHYS 211, Junior standing.

ASM 468 - Landscape Irrigation Design - 2 Credits: Students will learn the basic issues of water resources, water management, and irrigation system design. 2 lectures. Prereq: Junior standing. Cross-listed with PLSC 468. F (odd years).

ASM 469 - Landscape Irrigation Installation and Management - 2 Credits: Irrigation system installation, winterization, start-up, troubleshooting, renovation, and drainage. 2 lectures. Prereq: Junior standing. Cross-listed with PLSC 469. S (even years).

ASM 475 - Management of Agricultural Systems - 2.00 credits: Capstone learning experience involving team solution to problems in agricultural systems management. Oral and written communications are emphasized. 2 lectures. Prereq: Senior standing.

ASM 496 - Field Experience (Internship) - 1.00 credit

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