Utah State University offers both a one-year technology certificate
and an associate's degree in agricultural machinery technology. The one-year certificate program is designed to familiarize students with the agricultural equipment industry and the associate's degree serves as a second-year continuation of the certificate program. This degree transitions very easily into a bachelor's program in agricultural systems technology or agricultural education, if desired.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do with a degree in Agricultural Machinery Technology?
Graduates with agricultural machinery technology degrees have obtained jobs as service center foremen or managers, machinery service technicians, diagnostic and troubleshooting technicians, preventative maintenance technicians, assemblymen, parts clerks or managers, parts and service salesmen, new and used equipment sales representatives and rental managers.
What is the employment outlook?
Students in the agricultural machinery technology program have the opportunity to network with representatives of different Cache Valley machinery dealerships including Case New Holland, Kubota and John Deere.
According the the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of agricultural mechanics and technicians is projected to grow 7 percent between 2008 and 2018, as fast as the average for all occupations.
What classes will I take?
Click here to view the list of required classes for an agricultural machinery technology certificate.
Click here to view the list of required classes for an agricultural machinery technology associate of applied science degree.
What is the salary of a graduate?
Salaries of graduates with a degree in agricultural machinery technology vary greatly with specific job positions. The average salary of a graduates with this degree is between $35,000 and $65,000.
Are there scholarships available to students?
There are many scholarships offered through the College of Agriculture. This year, the College of Agriculture awarded over $440,000 in scholarships to undergraduate students. College of Agriculture undergraduate students are may apply for college and departmental scholarships during the month of January through an online application system called STARS. You will find instructions for the online application at the College of Agriculture website.
Freshmen and transfer students may apply for scholarships through the Utah State University Admissions Office.
What student organizations are available to students?
There are applicable student organizations offered to agricultural machinery technology students.
- Ag Tech Club: This is a club specially designed for agricultural machinery and agricultural systems technology majors at USU. Students participate in activities focused on developing skills and knowledge specific to agricultural systems technology. For further information, please contact Royce Hatch.
- USU Young Farmers and Ranchers: Sponsored by the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, the Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers is open to college students of all areas of study who are interested in agriculture. The club offers meetings with guest speakers and social opportunities; leadership development and educational conferences; local, state and national competitive events and an introduction to involvement in local, state and national Farm Bureau programs. For further information, please contact Brett Evans.
For a list of all clubs within the School of Applied Sciences, Technology & Education, click here.
For a list of all College of Agriculture clubs, click here.
Where can I get more information?
For more information about the Agricultural Machinery Technology program at Utah State, contact Taylor Adams.