Agricultural Technology Management and Education: Teaching Emphasis
Through the Agricultural Tech 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 teaching focus prepares students to teach agricultural education in secondary schools or community colleges. It meets the requirements for Arizona’s secondary school certification in agricultural education and general science.
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.