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Agricultural Automation and Robotics

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AAS Degree - Code #122

Dr. Philip Schroeder, Department Chair and Program Coordinator
Email Address: schroepd@alfredstate.edu

Careers related to agriculture are diverse and constantly changing. Today’s students need the flexibility to tailor a degree to suit their needs. That’s why our agricultural automation and robotics curriculum has been designed to prepare students to enter the workforce as an agricultural automation technician or continue their education in one of Alfred State’s baccalaureate programs.

ADVANTAGES

  • Opportunities for hands-on experience with automated milking equipment.
  • Hands-on experience and class work in both agriculture and engineering.
  • The only program of its kind in the U.S.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Alfred State agricultural automation and robotics graduates may also enter directly into either the interdisciplinary studies BTech or the technology management BBA degree program.

RELATED CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Students have the opportunity to participate in the Collegiate Agricultural Leaders (CAL) Club, Collegiate FFA, Equestrian Club, Dairy Judging Team, Agricultural Skills Day, Spring Fling Consignment Sale, Community Supported Agriculture projects, local foods projects, showmanship contests, and Robotics Club.

CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Many schools, including Cornell University, grant full credit to students wishing to transfer to four-year programs. A formal articulation agreement exists between Alfred State and Cornell University for transfer options.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  • Installation and maintenance of agricultural automation equipment
  • Agricultural automation equipment operations
  • Agricultural automation equipment research and development
  • Salespeople and consultants for agricultural equipment distributors

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

No data available yet on this new program

RELATED PRIGRAMS

Agricultural Technology
Agricultural Business
Electrical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2

Recommended: Physics

A typical day consists of two, one-hour lectures and a two-hour studio in the freshman and sophomore years. At the junior and senior levels, three-hour studios are required.

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

ANSC 1204 Introduction to Animal Science 4
AGRI 1001 Farm Practicum I 1
BIOL 1304 Botany 4
COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen. Education Elective (Math Recommended) 3
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Second

ANSC 3203 Dairy Cattle Production I 3
AGPS 1104 Soils 4
ANSC 2114 Dom Animal Anat & Phys 4
AGRI 2001 Farm Practicum II 1
XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Agricultural Elective 3
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Third

AGPS 2113 Field & Forage Crops 3
ANSC 3013 Animal Disease Control 3
AGEC 3213 Farm & Rural Business Mgmt I 3
AGRI 3001 Farm Practicum III 1
XXXX xxx3 Agriculture Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective 3
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Fourth

AGEC 4303 Farm & Rural Business Mgmt II 3
AGRI 4002 Senior Seminar/Capstone Proj 2
AGRI 2013 Organic & Sustainable Ag Tech 3
AGRI 4001 Farm Practicum IV 1
XXXX xxx3 Ag or Transfer-related Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 General Education Elective 3
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