Agriculture Technology AAS

The First Step in a Rewarding Ag Production Career

Montana State University-Northern's Agricultural Technology program offers courses that give students a comprehensive background in agricultural production and management. This ag school program is designed to work as an independent Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree course as well as the first half of the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Agricultural Operations Technology.

  • Study agricultural technology in an MSU-N program that covers a range of agricultural sciences, business, and technology.
  • Combine ag school classroom work with hands-on experience through cooperative education.

The MSU-Northern AAS degree meets all requirements for the first two years of the Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Operations Technology, forming a two plus two-year degree program.

AAS in Agriculture Technology: In-depth studies. Practical Application.

  • Complete the MSU-N agriculture technology degree and acquire a well-rounded knowledge base in general agriculture.
  • Make the most of agricultural sciences studies by focusing elective classes on agri-business, agricultural technology, or ag mechanics.

The Agriculture Technology AAS is an ag school program built for individuals desiring a non-science education track.

Agricultural Technology Faculty: Seasoned Educators. Student-centered.

  • Learn from MSU-Northern professors who have dedicated decades to educating agriculture industry professionals.
  • Get more individual attention from ag school faculty due to smaller class size.
  • Join the MSU-N Postsecondary Agriculture Students (PAS) club, an award-winning group that sends teams to national competitions under the leadership of the ag school professors.

Agricultural Technology Courses: Targeted and Timely Information.

Agricultural Sciences – Learn about plant and animal sciences, soils, crop production, pest management, and livestock management.

Agricultural Business – Explore marketing and economics as it relates to ag production.

Operations Management – Be prepared to manage farm and ranch operations with classes that cover the details of day-to-day production.

Agricultural Technology Career Outlook

MSU-Northern AAS Agriculture Technology graduates often find employment with businesses and industries related to food and fiber production, marketing, and processing both in and out of Montana. Opportunities also exist for employment with governmental agencies, private industry, and as farm/ranch operators. When combined with a business major or minor, the programs are designed to provide students with education in sales, merchandising, accounting, and skills required for management positions with agriculturally related businesses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these careers show moderate growth rates through 2020.


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