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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2002

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    Agricultural Technology Management

    Faculty—Chung,* Clark,* Koelliker,* Maghirang,* Mankin,* Schrock,* Slocombe,* Spillman,* Steichen,* and Zhang.*

    Agricultural technology management
    Bachelor of science in agriculture
    127 semester hours

    Agricultural technology management emphasizes the application and integration of agricultural/biological sciences, agricultural engineered systems, and business to manage human and natural resources in the production and processing of food and agricultural products. It prepares men and women for technical management positions in food and agricultural industries that require an understanding of both technology and management. Agricultural technology management graduates are typically employed in technical sales, service, and management in agricultural production operations, agribusiness and food and feed processing industries, government agencies, and companies.

    Courses are designed to apply physical science concepts and problem solving to food and agricultural systems. Supporting courses provide a foundation of mathematics, chemistry, business, and computer and communication skills. Technical electives are available to develop a degree program that meets personal career objectives.

    The curriculum is administered by the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and leads to the bachelor of science degree in agriculture with a major in agricultural technology management.

    Students must complete the university general education requirements specified by the College of Agriculture. See the College of Agriculture General Requirements section.

    Engineering equipment fee
    The engineering fee is in addition to the normal university fees. Beginning in fall 2001 students enrolling in ATM courses will be assessed $14 per credit hour plus a university technology fee of $1 per credit hour.

    John Deere Dealership Management Program
    John Deere Company and the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering have teamed to develop and offer a program that results in a degree in agricultural technology management with a business management emphasis. In addition to a formal education at K-State, students in this program receive mentoring from a John Deere professional and hands-on experiences in approved John Deere dealerships.

    Agricultural technology management curriculum

    General requirements 64
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I  3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II  3
    SPCH 105Public Speaking 1A  2
    GENAG 101Ag. Orientation  1
    University General Education courseECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics  3
    CIS 101Introduction to Information Technology  1
    CIS 102Introduction to PC/Spreadsheet  1
    CIS 103Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  1
    CIS 104Introduction to PC/Word Processing  1
    ME 212Engineering Graphics  2
    MATH 100College Algebra  3
    MATH 150Plane Trigonometry  3
    MATH 205General Calculus and Linear Algebra  3
    University General Education courseCHM 110General Chemistry  3
    CHM 111General Chemistry Lab  1
    University General Education courseCHM 210Chemistry I  4
    University General Education courseACCTG 231Accounting for Business Operations  3
    University General Education courseBIOL 198Principles of Biology  4
    PHYS 113General Physics I  4
    AGRON 305Soils  4
    IMSE 250Production Processes  2
    IMSE 251Production Processes Lab  1
    Computing technology elective*  3
    Communication elective**  6
    Humanities and/or social sciences electives**  9
    *Select one:
    AGEC 490Computer Applications in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness  3
    AGRON 455Computer Applications in Agronomy  3
    ASI 490Microcomputer Applications in Animal Science and Industry  3
    CIS 112Advanced Personal Computing  3
    CIS 200Fundamentals of Computer Programming  4
    University General Education courseCIS 411Global Information System  3
    **Select from the approved list under general requirements for the College of Agriculture in the K-State Undergraduate Catalog.
    Agricultural technology management
    required courses 15
    ATM 020Assembly (every semester)  0
    ATM 160Introduction to Agricultural Systems and Technology  3
    ATM 450Sensors and Controls for Agricultural and Biological Systems  3
    ATM 511Agricultural Building Systems  3
    ATM 571Functional Components of Machines  3
    ATM 558Soil Erosion and Sediment Pollution
    Control  3
    Agricultural technology management electives 15
    ATM 330Production Machinery Systems  3
    ATM 335Production Machinery Systems
    Laboratory  1
    ATM 451Water Resources and Hydrology  2
    BAE 551Hydrology  2
    ATM 460Internship in Agricultural Technology
    Management 1-3
    ATM 500Agricultural Chemical Application Systems  3
    ATM 540Introduction to Food Engineering  3
    ATM 541Introduction to Food Engineering
    Laboratory  1
    ATM 651Grain and Forage Handling Systems  3
    ATM 653Water Management and Irrigation Systems 3 
    ATM 661Water and Waste in the Environment  3
    ME 699Hydraulics  3
    AGRON 655GIS and Site Specific Agriculture  3
    Free electives  6
    Agricultural and food science electives 27
    (Twelve hours, including six hours 400 and above, must be concentrated in one of the following four subject matter areas. At least 6 hours must be from the agribusiness and management elective area. At least 6 hours must be in either the plant, natural resource, and environmental sciences; animal science; or food and feed processing areas. Other courses may be selected with advisor's consent.)
    Agribusiness and management electives
    University General Education courseACCTG 241Accounting for Investing
    and Financing  3
    AGEC 120Agricultural Economics and
    Agribusiness  3
    AGEC 525Natural Resource and Environmental Economics  3
    Any other agricultural economics course(s) 300 or above
    ECON 520Intermediate Macroeconomics  3
    ECON 530Money and Banking  3
    ECON 681International Trade  3
    FINAN 450Introduction to Finance  3
    IMSE 501Industrial Management  3
    MANGT 390Business Law I  3
    MANGT 420Management Concepts  3
    University General Education courseMKTG 400Marketing  3
    MKTG 450Consumer Behavior  3
    University General Education courseSTAT 340Biometrics I  3
    University General Education courseSTAT 350Business and Economic Statistics I  3
    GRSC 630Management Applications in the
    Grain Processing Industries  3
    Biological, natural resource, and environmental sciences
    ATM 451Water Resources and Hydrology  2
    BAE 551Hydrology  2
    AGRON 220Crop Science  4
    AGRON 330Weed Management  3
    AGRON 335Environmental Quality  3
    AGRON 375Soil Fertility  3
    AGRON 385Soil Fertility Lab  2
    AGRON 501Range Management  3
    AGRON 520Grain Production  3
    AGRON 550Forage Management and Utilization  3
    AGRON 551Forage Management and Utilization
    Lab  1
    AGRON 630Principles of Crop Improvement  3
    AGRON 635Soil Conservation and Management  3
    ASI 500Genetics  3
    BIOL 303Ecology of Environmental Problems  3
    BIOL 330Public Health Biology  3
    BIOL 455General Microbiology  4
    BIOL 500Plant Physiology  4
    BIOL 513Physiological Adaptation of Animals  3
    BIOL 529Fundamentals of Ecology  3
    BIOL 612Introduction to Limnology  4
    CHEM 215Environmental Science: A Chemistry Perspective  3
    ENTOM 250Insects and People  3
    ENTOM 300Economic Entomology  3
    GEOG 220Environmental Geography I  4
    GEOL 305Earth Resources  3
    GEOL 506Environmental Studies  2
    HORT 201Introduction to Horticulture Science  4
    PLPTH 300Microbes, Plants and The Human Perspective  3
    PLPTH 500Principles of Plant Pathology  3
    Animal science
    ASI 102Principles of Animal Science  3
    ASI 300Principles of Livestock Feeding  3
    ASI 315Livestock and Meat Evaluation  3
    ASI 320Principles of Feeding
    (cannot take 300 and 320)  3
    ASI 400Farm Animal Reproduction  4
    ASI 422Livestock Sales Management  1
    ASI 450Principles of Livestock Selection  2
    ASI 470Form and Function in Livestock  2
    ASI 510Animal Breeding Principles  3
    ASI 512Gestation of Farm Animals  2
    ASI 515Beef Science  3
    ASI 521Horse Science  3
    ASI 524Sheep Science  3
    ASI 533Anatomy and Physiology  4
    ASI 534Introduction to Pharmacology of Farm
    Animals  2
    ASI 535Swine Science  3
    ASI 615Range Livestock Nutrition and
    Management  2
    ASI 620Livestock Production and
    Management  2
    ASI 655Behavior of Domestic Animals  3
    AGRON 501Range Management  3
    AGRON 550Forage Management and Utilization  3
    AGRON 551Forage Management and
    Utilization Lab  1
    University General Education courseBIOCH 265Introduction to Organic and
    Biochemistry  5
    ENTOM 305Livestock Entomology  2
    ENTOM 306Livestock Entomology Lab  1
    Food and feed processing
    ASI 302Introduction to Food Science  3
    ASI 305Fundamentals of Food Processing  3
    ASI 350Conversion of Farm Animals to Carcasses  3
    ASI 361Meat Processing  2
    ASI 370Principles of Meat Evaluation  2
    ASI 395Meat Grading, Specifications, and Evaluation  2
    ASI 405Fundamentals of Milk Processing  3
    ASI 501Food Chemistry  3
    FN 501Food Science: Chemistry and Applications  3
    ASI 430Food Products Evaluation  3
    ASI 502Principles of Dairy Food Processing  4
    ASI 550Dairy Bacteriology  4
    ASI 605Fresh Meat Operations  3
    ASI 606Instrumental Analysis of Food and
    Agricultural Products  2
    ASI 607Food Microbiology  4
    ASI 610Processed Meat Operations  2
    ASI 694Food Plant Management  3
    ASI 695Quality Assurance of Food Products  3
    GRSC 100Principles of Milling  3
    GRSC 110Flow Sheets  2
    GRSC 500Milling Science I  4
    GRSC 510Feed Technology I  4
    GRSC 520Extrusion Processing in the Food
    and Feed Industries  4
    GRSC 602Cereal Science  3
    GRSC 610Electricity and its Control for the Grain Processing Industry  3
    GRSC 651Food and Feed Production Protection  4
    GRSC 655Cereal Food Plant Design and
    Construction  3
    University General Education courseDenotes university general education courses.
    Agricultural technology management minor
    To earn an undergraduate minor in ATM, students are required to complete a minimum of 15 credit hours consisting of the following courses:

    ATM 160Introduction to Agricultural Systems and Technology 3
    An additional 12 hours of ATM courses with at least 6 hours numbered 500 or greater selected by the student in consultation with an ATM advisor.
    Agricultural technology management courses
    ATM 020. Assembly. (0) I. Presentation of professional problems and practices by students, faculty, and professionals associated with agricultural systems and technology. One hour LEC. a month.

    ATM 160. Introduction to Agricultural Systems and Technology. (3) I, II. Introduction to engineering principles associated with natural resource management, environmental quality, machinery systems management, and food and fiber processing and storage. Three hours rec. a week. Not open to seniors. Pr.: One and one-half units of high school algebra and one unit of geometry.

    ATM 330. Production Machinery Systems. (3) I. Machinery systems for tillage, planting, and harvesting crops; animal production; and food processing. Impact of these systems on the environment and natural resources. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: ATM 160 or PHYS 113 or PHYS 115.

    ATM 335. Production Machinery Systems Lab. (1). I. Laboratory activities on engine power, tillage systems, seeding equipment, agrochemical application equipment, forage and grain harvesting equipment, and machinery management. Two hours lab a week. Pr.: CIS 101, 102, 103, 104; ATM 330 or conc.

    ATM 450. Sensors and Controls for Agricultural and Biological Systems. (3). II. Applications of instrumentation. Sensors used in agricultural machines and processes for measurement of voltage, force, torque, pressure, displacement, velocity, acceleration, flow, temperature, humidity, etc. Analog and digital signal conditioning and processing. Feedback controls concept. Computer interface. Two hours lecture and three hours lab per week. Pr.: PHYS 113 or PHYS 115, ATM 160 or MATH 100.

    ATM 451. Water Resources and Hydrology. (2). I. Study of water sources and movement above, on, and beneath the earth's surface. Application and analysis of water as a resource within agricultural, urban, and native systems. Two hours lec. a week. Not available to students with credit for BAE 551 or CE 551. Pr.: ATM 160 or PHYS 113 or PHYS 115; CIS 103.

    ATM 460. Internship in Agricultural Technology Management. (1-3) I. Intern programs in various areas of agricultural technology management. One hour of credit for each four weeks of supervised and evaluated off-campus work experience with cooperating employers. Written report required. A maximum of 3 hours may be applied to a B.S. in agricultural technology management. Pr.: Junior standing.

    ATM 500. Agricultural Chemical Application Systems. (3) I. The use of hydraulic principles as they relate to liquid chemical application systems including pumps, controllers, and spray nozzles. Principles of fertilizer and granular application systems, safe storage, handling, and disposal of pesticides and fertilizers. New technologies in agricultural chemical application systems—field mapping, variable rate technology. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: ATM 160 or PHYS 113; and CHEM 110 and 111 or CHEM 210.

    ATM 511. Agricultural Building Systems. (3) II. Concepts and fundamentals related to agricultural building systems including structural materials, beam and column strength, environmental control for plants and animals, farmstead layouts, crop storage, and livestock and plant production facilities. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: ATM 160 or PHYS 113 or 115.

    ATM 515. Problems in Agricultural Technology Management. (Var.) I, II, S. Problems in the application of technical principles to agricultural technology management. Pr.: Approval of instructor.

    ATM 540. Introduction to Food Engineering. (3 ) I. Material and energy balances with application to food processing. Fluid flow and heat transfer in food processing. Thermodynamic properties and laws. Conc. enrollment in ATM 541 is urged. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: PHYS 113 or 115, BIOCH 120 or CHM 190, MATH 210 or 205.

    ATM 541. Introduction to Food Engineering Laboratory Exercises. (1) I. Laboratory experiments supplementing ATM 540. Three hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: ATM 540.

    ATM 558. Soil Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control. (3) II. Planning and analysis of production systems with respect to regulatory, environmental, and resource management. Water and wind erosion; estimating soil loss; estimating runoff rate and volume; laying out and checking terraces, waterways and farm ponds; agricultural surveying; and conservation planning. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: AGRON 305.

    ATM 571. Functional Components of Machines. (3) II. Machine components used to transmit power and perform functional operations in biological systems. Emphasis on fluid and mechanical drive systems. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: ATM 160 or PHYS 113.

    ATM 651. Grain and Forage Handling Systems. (3) I. Principles of grain and forage conditioning and storage. Structures and equipment for quality preservation. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: ATM 160 or PHYS 113 or 115 and senior standing.

    ATM 653. Water Management and Irrigation Systems. (3) I. Management of water in crop production systems, crop water use, and irrigation scheduling. Fundamentals of water flow in pipe networks, pumping plants, and irrigation systems. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: AGRON 305.

    ATM 661. Water and Waste in the Environment. (3). II. Principles and practices surrounding: water sources and quality; wastewater microbiology; animal, food processing plant, and domestic waste handling, treatment, and utilization; surface and groundwater contamination, protection, and treatment. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CHM 110 or 210 and BIOL 198.

    ATM 703. Topics in Agricultural Technology Management. (Var.). On sufficient demand. A course reserved for the study of current topics in agricultural systems and technology. Topics announced when offered. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credit hours. Pr.: Six credit hours of ATM courses.

    Topics within Agriculture:
    dGeneral Requirements dAgricultural Technology Management dFood Science and Industry
    dUniversity General Education dAgronomy dGeneral Agriculture
    dProgram Choices dAnimal Sciences and Industry dGrain Science and Industry
    dAgricultural Economics dCommunications dHorticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
    dAgricultural Education dEntomology dPlant Pathology
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