Agricultural Technology Management and Education: Leadership and Communication Emphasis
Through the Agricultural Technology Management and Education major students take courses in basic sciences, technical agriculture, teaching principles and techniques, and communication. Students learn how to communicate about issues in agriculture, but also learn about technologies and techniques that are working to improve the efficiency of agricultural practices. Students will also gain hands on experience with welding, woodworking, electrical wiring, equipment operation and irrigation. The Leadership and Communication option prepares students to become effective leaders, ambassadors, and/or advocates for the agricultural industry at local, state, national and international levels. Students pursue a course of study that is multidisciplinary providing them with a strong foundation in the agricultural sciences and natural resources, as well as transferable skills in leadership and communication. In addition to completing general education requirements, the option allows students to enroll in a breadth of coursework in technical agriculture areas such as agricultural mechanics, agricultural resources and economics, animal science, entomology, plant and soil sciences.
Cooper Center for Environmental Learning: The Cooper Center is an organization that provides hands-on learning experiences in the Sonoran Desert. The center educates thousands of school children, educators, pre-service teachers, and volunteers about ecology, science and the Sonoran Desert.
Environmental Research Laboratory: The ERL is a research facility that is part of the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science. It is used to improve the health, welfare and living standards of communities in desert areas through the application of appropriate and sustainable technologies.
BIO5 Institute: The BIO5 Institute is at the leading edge of life sciences research, bringing together researchers from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering. The main goal of BIO5 is to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity.