Majors and Programs

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Agricultural Systems Technology

As an agricultural systems technology major you will apply a systems-approach to technology management, which prepares you to oversee and optimize machinery, biological processes, and rapidly developing and changing systems in agriculture. This is a hands-on curriculum with low student-to-faculty ratios and team-based environment that will prepare you for challenging and rewarding careers. Key laboratories include diesel engines, fluid power hydraulics, biomaterials, biofuels, plastics, metals, manufacturing, automation/robotics, electronic controls, and precision agriculture. Iowa State’s state-of-the-art facilities provide access to industry-standard hardware and software ensuring that you graduate with competitive, marketable skills. A degree in agricultural systems technology will open doors to rewarding careers and employment in agribusiness, agricultural machinery industries, biotechnology companies, environmental organizations, production agriculture companies, manufacturing industries, and government agencies.

Related Curriculums

Engineering, Design, and Technology
  The Expanding World of Agriculture and Life Sciences
 

Related Career Keys

Conventional
  Realistic
 

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