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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006
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    University Faculty

    Agricultural Technology Management

    Faculty—Clark, Hutchinson, Koelliker, Maghirang, Mankin, Schrock, Slocombe, Steichen, Taylor, 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 any universitywide technology fee.

    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 requirements42
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
    SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
    GENAG 101Ag Orientation (freshmen only)1
    MATH 150Plane Trigonometry3
    **MATH 205General Calculus and Linear Algebra3
    University General Education courseCHM 210Chemistry I4
    University General Education courseBIOL 198Principles of Biology4
    PHYS 113General Physics I4
    Communication electives (List 2)6
    Humanities and/or social sciences electives (List 3)9
    ATM / BAE courses29
    BAE 200Introduction to Biological and Agricultural Engineering Technology2
    BAE 350Agricultural Machinery Systems2
    BAE 351Agricultural Machinery Systems Lab1
    ATM 160Engineered Systems and Technology in Agriculture3
    ATM 450Sensors and Controls of Agricultural and Biological Systems3
    ATM 511Agricultural Building Systems3
    ATM 558Soil Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control3
    ATM/BAEElectives (minimum of 12 hrs from List 4; 9 of the hours must be ATM or BAE courses)12
    Agricultural science courses10
    AGRON 305Soils4
    Agricultural science electives6
    (minimum of 6 hrs. from List 6, 7, or 8; all 6 hrs. must be College of Agriculture courses)
    Restricted electives12
    (Choose a minimum of 12 hours all from the same list; 6 of the 12 hours must be 400 level or higher; may use Lists 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8)
    Business and management courses18
    University General Education courseECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
    University General Education courseACCTG 231Accounting for Business Operations3
    Statistics requirement3
    Choose one of the following courses:
    STAT 320Elements of Statistics
    STAT 340Biometrics I
    STAT 350Business and Economic Statistics I
    Management requirement  3
    IMSE 501Industrial Management
    MANGT 421Introduction to Management Operations
    Business and management elective6
    (choose a minimum of 6 hrs from List 5)
    Technical courses10-11
    ME 212Engineering Graphics2
    IMSE 250Production Processes2
    IMSE 251Production Processes Lab1
    Computer technical elective2-3
    (2-3 hours from List 1)
    General technical elective3
    (any course from the College of Engineering)
    Free electives5-6
    Total credits for graduation  127
    University General Education courseApproved UGE course.
    **MATH 220 with a grade of C or better may be substituted for MATH 150 and MATH 205. Remaining two math credit hours shall be used as technical or restricted electives.
    Lists of recommended courses
    List 1: Computer technology electives
    Any CIS course
    AGEC 490Computer Application in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness2
    *AGRON 655GIS and Site Specific Agriculture3
    CIS 101, 102, and 104 are recommended for students with limited proficiency in computer applications. Other computer technology courses may be selected with advisor consent.
    List 2: Communications electives
    *AGCOM 400Agricultural Business Communications3
    AGCOM 410Agricultural Student Magazine2
    ENGL 300Expository Writing III3
    *ENGL 516Written Communications for the Sciences3
    SPCH 311Business and Professional Speaking3
    *SPCH 321Public Speaking II2
    SPCH 325Argumentation and Debate3
    SPCH 326Small Group Discussion Methods3
    SPCH 726Seminar in Persuasion3
    MC 400News and Feature Writing3
    *MKTG 542Professional Selling and Sales Management3
    EDSEC 503Teaching Adults in Agriculture3
    *GENAG 450Citizenship and Ethics in Agriculture3
    List 3: Humanities and/or social science electives
    American ethnic studies—any course
    Architecture, planning, and design—any course in history or appreciation of architecture or environmental design
    Anthropology—any course
    Art—course in appreciation and theory
    Dance—any course
    Economics—above ECON 110 Principles of Macroeconomics
    English—any except courses in composition
    Geography—any except GEOG 220 Environmental Geography I and GEOG 221 Environmental Geography II
    History—any course
    Family studies and human services—any course
    Modern languages—any course
    Music—any course in theory or appreciation of music
    Philosophy—any course
    Political science—any course
    Psychology—any course
    Sociology, anthropology, and social work—any course
    Theatre—any course
    Women's studies—any course
    *PSYCH 560Industrial Psychology3
    *DEN 275Introduction to Personal and Professional Development1
    List 4: ATM electives
    *ATM 460Internship in Agricultural Technology Management1-3
    *ATM 500Chemical Application Systems3
    ATM 540Introduction to Food Engineering3
    ATM 541Introduction to Food Engineering Laboratory Exercises1
    ATM 550Precision Agriculture Technologies3
    *ATM 571Mechanisms for Power Transfer and Material Handling3
    ATM 651Grain and Forage Handling Systems3
    *ATM 653Water Management and Irrigation Systems2
    ATM 654Water Management and Irrigation Systems Lab1
    ATM 661Water and Waste in the Environment3
    BAE 533Applied Hydrology3
    Any College of Engineering course
    List 5: Agribusiness and management electives
    University General Education course*ACCTG 241Accounting for Investment and Financing3
    University General Education course*AGEC 120Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness3
    University General Education courseAGEC 525Natural Resource and Environmental Economics3
    Any other agricultural economics course(s)
    ECON 520Intermediate Macroeconomics3
    ECON 530Money and Banking3
    ECON 681International Trade3
    *FINAN 450Introduction to Finance3
    IMSE 501Industrial Management3
    *MANGT 390Business Law I3
    *MANGT 420Management Concepts3
    *MANGT 421Introduction to Operations Management3
    University General Education course*MKTG 400Marketing3
    *MKTG 450Consumer Behavior3
    GRSC 630Management Applications in the Grain Processing Industries3
    List 6: Biological, natural resource, and environmental sciences electives
    *AGRON 220Crop Science4
    AGRON 330Weed Science3
    University General Education course*AGRON 335Environmental Quality3
    AGRON 360Crop Growth and Development3
    AGRON 375Soil Fertility3
    AGRON 385Soil Fertility Laboratory2
    AGRON 501Range Management3
    *AGRON 520Grain Production3
    AGRON 550Forage Management and Utilization3
    AGRON 551Forage Management and Utilization Laboratory1
    AGRON 630Crop Improvement and Biotechnology3
    *AGRON 635Soil Conservation and Management3
    AGRON 655Site Specific Agriculture3
    ASI 500Genetics3
    BIOL 455General Microbiology4
    BIOL 500Plant Physiology4
    BIOL 529Fundamentals of Ecology3
    BIOL 513Physiological Adaptations of Animals3
    BIOL 612Introductory Limnology4
    BIOL 303Ecology of Environmental Problems3
    BIOL 330Public Health Biology3
    University General Education courseCHEM 215Environmental Science: A Chemistry Perspective3
    ENTOM 250Insects and People3
    ENTOM 300Economic Entomology3
    GEOG 100World Regional Geography3
    University General Education courseGEOG 220Environmental Geography I4
    GEOG 508Geographic Information Systems I3
    GEOL 115Environmental Geology3
    GEOL 305Earth Resources3
    University General Education courseGEOL 506Geology and Environment3
    HORT 201Principles of Horticultural Science4
    University General Education coursePLPTH 300Microbes, Plants, and the Human Perspective3
    PLPTH 500Principles of Plant Pathology3
    GENAG 582NRES Capstone3
    Horticulture, forestry, and recreation resources courses with consent of advisor.
    List 7: Animal sciences electives
    ASI 102Principles of Animal Science3
    ASI 300Principles of Livestock Feeding3
    ASI 315Livestock and Meat Evaluation3
    ASI 318Fundamentals of Nutrition3
    ASI 320Principles of Feeding3
    (cannot take 300 and 320)
    ASI 400Farm Animal Reproduction
    ASI 422Livestock Sales Management1
    ASI 450Principles of Livestock Selection2
    ASI 470Form and Function in Livestock2
    ASI 510Animal Breeding Principles3
    ASI 512Bovine Reproductive Technologies2
    ASI 515Beef Science3
    ASI 521Horse Science3
    ASI 524Sheep Science3
    ASI 533Anatomy and Physiology4
    ASI 534Introduction to Pharmacology of Farm Animals2
    ASI 535Swine Science3
    ASI 620Livestock Production and Management2
    ASI 655Behavior of Domestic Animals3
    AGRON 501Range Management3
    AGRON 550Forage Management and Utilization3
    AGRON 551Forage Management and Utilization Laboratory1
    BIOCH 265Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry5
    ENTOM 305Livestock Entomology2
    ENTOM 306Livestock Entomology Laboratory1
    List 8: Food and feed processing electives
    ASI 350Meat Science3
    ASI 361Meat Animal Processing2
    ASI 370Principles of Meat Evaluation2
    ASI 395Meat Grading, Specifications, and Evaluation2
    ASI 405Fundamentals of Milk Processing3
    ASI 605Fresh Meat Operations2
    ASI 606Inst. Anal. Food and Agricultural Products2
    ASI 608Dairy Food Processing and Technology3
    ASI 610Processed Meat Operations2
    FDSCI 302Introduction to Food Science3
    FDSCI 305Fundamentals of Food Processing3
    FDSCI 430Food Products Evaluation3
    FDSCI 607Food Microbiology4
    FDSCI 694Food Plant Management2
    FDSCI 695Quality Assurance of Food Products3
    GRSC 100Principles of Milling3
    GRSC 110Flow Sheets2
    GRSC 500Milling Science I4
    GRSC 510Feed Technology I4
    GRSC 602Cereal Science3
    GRSC 610Electricity and its Control for the Grain Process Industry3
    GRSC 651Food and Feed Production Protection4
    GRSC 655Cereal Food Plant Design and Construction3
    *Recommended for students in the John Deere Dealership Management Program (advisor approval needed for other courses).
    University General Education courseDenotes UGE courses
    Agricultural technology management minor
    Students enrolled in any undergraduate major will be admitted as a candidate for the ATM minor program upon filing a notice of intent with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering office.

    Prerequisites (in addition to any prerequisites required for specific ATM courses taken):
    MATH 150Plane Trigonometry3
    MATH 205General Calculus and Linear Algebra3
    ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
    AGRON 305Soils4
    Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours including the following courses.
    ATM 160Engineered Systems and Technology in Agriculture3
    ATM 511Agricultural Building Systems3
    ATM 558Soil Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control3
    BAE 350Agricultural Machinery Systems2
    ATM electives4
    (A minimum of 4 credit hours, excluding ATM 460 and ATM 515, in consultation with your academic advisor.)
    Agricultural technology management courses
    ATM 160. Engineered Systems and Technology in Agriculture. (3) I. An introductory course designed for non-engineering majors. This course introduces engineering principles and problem solving associated with energy resources and power systems for agriculture, machinery systems, natural resources and environmental management, and food and fiber processing and storage. Three hours rec. a week. Not open to seniors. Pr.: MATH 100.

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

    ATM 500. Chemical Application Systems. (3) I. Operational characteristics of chemical application systems and components used in the agricultural and turf industries. Includes hydraulic principles, pumps, valves, nozzles, drift, homeowner and research plot procedures and technology, calibration principles, aerial technology, commercial agriculture and turf technology, applicator laws and regulations, and safe handling and storage of crop protection products. 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 550. Precision Agriculture Technologies. (3) I. Application of precision technologies for gathering information to assist decision making for production systems. Topics will include global positioning systems, vehicle guidance systems, crop yield monitors, variable rate control systems for applicators, and the communication between these devices. Two hours rec. and two hours lab. a week. Pr.: MATH 150 or equiv., PHYS 113 or 115, and STAT 320 or 340 or 350.

    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. Mechanisms for Power Transfer and Material Handling. (3) II. Selection, operation, and performance analysis of electric motors, mechanical mechanisms (belt drives, chain drives, gear drives, conveyors), and fluid power components and systems used to transfer power in agricultural and materials handling systems. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: BAE 350.

    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. (2) II. 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.a week. Pr.: ATM 160 or PHYS 113, CIS 102 and CIS 104 or AGRON 455, AGRON 305, and junior standing or higher.

    ATM 654. Water Management and Irrigation Systems Lab. (1) II. Laboratory and hands-on activities on soil water balance characteristics, crop water use, water flow in pipe networks, pump hydraulics, sprinkler nozzles, drip irrigation systems, water filtration systems, and chemigation systems. Three hour lab each week. Pr.: Must be taken conc. with ATM 653; and junior standing or higher.

    ATM 661. Water and Waste in the Environment. (3). I. 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 Education dEntomology
    dUniversity General Education dAgricultural Technology Management dFood Science and Industry
    dProgram Choices dAgronomy dGrain Science and Industry
    dGeneral Agriculture dAnimal Sciences and Industry dHorticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
    dAgricultural Economics dCommunications dPlant Pathology
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