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ASM 10400 - Introduction To Agricultural Systems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Basic principles of selection and operation of agricultural production equipment, including farm tractors and machines and crop-processing equipment. Planning considerations for crop storage and animal production systems and devices for water conservation and erosion control. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 10500 - Agricultural Systems Computations And Communication
Credit Hours: 3.00. Use of computers to solve problems related to agricultural technology and businesses. Spreadsheets, word processors, and presentation software will be the focus. Emphasis will be on logical problem solving and data presentation using advanced features of office software. A 10000-level number is being used because it is intended as a first-year course. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 20100 - Construction And Maintenance
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamental principles in the selection and use of tools for the construction and maintenance of agricultural and related facilities, equipment, and machines. Areas covered include small engines, concrete and masonry, wood, plumbing, electricity, and metal. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 21100 - Technical Graphic Communications
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to graphic communication methods using traditional techniques and emphasizing modern computer-based techniques. Topics covered include: free-hand sketching, lettering, and dimensioning; selection of data presentation methods; and plan interpretation and cost calculations. A majority of assignments will include use of commercially available computer-aided drawing packages. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 21500 - Surveying
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to plane surveying. Instruction and practice in the use of surveying instruments for distance measurement, leveling, angle measurement, direction determination, traversing, and mapping. Office procedures for surveying data reduction. Practical problems and field exercises of the type encountered by the landscape architect and forester. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 22100 - Career Opportunities Seminar
Credit Hours: 1.00. An introductory course to acquaint students with career and employment opportunities in the field of agricultural systems management. Guest speakers are invited to share their experiences and philosophies with the students. Special emphasis is given to improving communication skills. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 22200 - Crop Production Equipment
Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles of machine performance, capacity, machinery components, and operation. Study of tractors, trucks, utility vehicles, and combines. Equipment topics include chemical application, tillage tools, planters and seeders, hay and forage harvesters, electronic monitors and controllers. Computer-based analysis of equipment sizing and systems selection. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 24500 - Materials Handling And Processing
Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles of materials handling and processing. Physical properties and characteristics of food, fiber, and feed materials as related to harvesting, handling, processing, and storage. Processing of agricultural materials including drying, preservation, size reduction (e.g. grinding, crushing, shredding), mixing and blending, refrigeration, extrusion, and pelleting. Conveying and transport systems with consideration of their effects on damage and quality. The course elements are tied together by a treatment of scheduling and coordination of biologically based systems, which involve production, handling, quality control, and processing. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 31100 - Advanced Technical Graphics Communications
Credit Hours: 3.00. Symbol library creation and manipulation, computer-aided drawing (CAD) data-base extraction for report generation, introduction to Lisp programming and drawing automation, three-dimensional wire frame modeling, surface rendering, and introduction to solid modeling. Assignments will include use of commercially available CAD packages. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 32200 - Technology For Precision Agriculture
Credit Hours: 3.00. Technology and applications of electronics for precision agriculture. Characteristics of personal computer hardware, electronic sensors, monitors, machine controllers, environmental monitors, and global positioning systems. Production management information systems; processing and marketing information systems; and yield mapping, geographic information system data handling, and software options. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 33300 - Facilities Planning And Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles of facility (system) planning and management involving buildings, equipment, and materials handling and flow. Student teams select a case firm (problem) with instructor approval. Principles learned week by week are applied to the development of an overall plan for the complex, over the course of the semester. Case examples can include firms handling supplies, seeds, grains, feeds, chemicals, wastes, and farm produce, as well as farming operations producing grain, forage, and/or livestock products. Students will learn to use AutoCAD to develop drawings, without prior computer drafting experience. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 33600 - Environmental Systems Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. Analysis of environmental systems with special emphasis on non-urban and agribusiness needs. Technological and sociological solutions to environmental problems. Computer-based tools are used to analyze global environmental issues, chemical use and management, waste disposal and management, water and air quality, soil and water conservation, sustainable agriculture, regulatory and policy issues. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 34500 - Power Units And Power Trains
Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to power generation and transfer in mechanical and fluid power systems. Internal combustion engines, fuels, and cycles are introduced. Clutches, mechanical transmissions, automatic transmissions, hydrostatic transmissions, and final drives are discussed. Principles of hydraulics, fluids, cylinders, pumps, motors, valves, hoses, filters, reservoirs, and accumulators are studied. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 35000 - Safety In Agriculture
Credit Hours: 1.00. An overview of the agricultural safety movement in the United States with consideration given to the specific human environmental and technological factors influencing farm-related accidents. Special emphasis is given to reduction of unnecessary risks in agricultural production. Course meets during weeks 1-8. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 39000 - Agricultural Systems Management Co-Op
Credit Hours: 0.00. Supervised professional experiences in agricultural systems management. Programs must be preplanned and conducted under the direction of the departmental coordinator with the cooperation of an employer. Students must submit a summary report. Consent of the departmental cooperative professional program coordinator required. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ASM 40000 - Agricultural Systems Management Study Abroad
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 8.00. Utilized to record credits earned through participation in Purdue study abroad programs with cooperating foreign universities. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 8.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits


ASM 42000 - Electric Power And Controls
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamentals and application of electric power for agricultural facilities; safe wiring principles; operation and performance characteristics of electric motors; applications of control systems that include monitors, sensors, relays, and programmable logic controllers. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 42100 - Senior Seminar
Credit Hours: 1.00. Professional attitudes and ethics, resume preparation and interview procedures, business correspondence, meetings, and career planning. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Have shown you can provide and receive constructive criticism. 2. Have a respectable resume and cover letter. 3. Apply differing theories and views regarding ethics and be able to identify applications of them. 4. Distinguish between good and poor meeting structure and involvement. 5. Understand principles of developing a long term career plan. 6. Have demonstrated good oral communication skills. 7. Have demonstrated high quality written communication ability. 8. Understand the importance of remaining current and have practice at doing so. 9. Be ready to graduate as a professional (of course you must meet other curricular requirements).


ASM 44100 - Methods Of Teaching Agricultural Mechanics
Credit Hours: 1.00. Emphasis on facilities, shop layout, organization, course planning, and demonstrations. Course meets during weeks 1-6. For students seeking certification as teachers of agriculture. Typically offered Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 49000 - Special Problems
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Assignment by consent of instructor in the field of selected study. Laboratory, field, and library studies and reports on special problems related to agricultural systems management not covered in regular coursework. A written report and oral presentation of final results is required. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits


ASM 49100 - Special Topics
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Designed for specialized topic areas for which there is no specific course, but have enough student interest to justify formalized teaching of an undergraduate-level course. The course may be repeated by a student as long as the topic being taught is not repeated. The specific topic that is offered will be indicated on the student's record. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits


ASM 49400 - Project Planning And Management
Credit Hours: 1.00. Discussion of topics relevant to project planning and execution in industry, including technical communication, budgeting, team management, intellectual property, and timelines. Student teams will develop project proposal to address contemporary issues in agricultural systems management. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Identify agricultural systems problems, locate relevant information, develop and analyze possible alternatives, and formulate and implement solutions. 2. Recognize and define agricultural systems problems and the impact of their proposed technological solutions in an international and societal context. 3. Demonstrate appropriate listening, speaking, writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills needed to interact and communicate effectively. 4. Function with, and contribute effectively to, multi-disciplinary teams. 5. Understand professional and ethical responsibilities and put them into practice.


ASM 49500 - Agricultural Systems Management Capstone Project
Credit Hours: 3.00. Planning, organization, and analysis of individual or team projects related to contemporary issues in agricultural systems management. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Understand and apply the basic principles of mathematics, science, technology, management, and economics to agricultural systems. 2. Identify agricultural systems problems, locate relevant information, develop and analyze possible alternatives, and formulate and implement solutions. 3. Effectively use economic principles, scientific technologies, techniques, and skills necessary to manage agricultural systems. 4. Recognize and define agricultural systems problems and the impact of their proposed technological solutions in an international and societal context. 5. Understand and participate in performance evaluations, collect, analyze and interpret data, and communicate the results. 6. Demonstrate appropriate listening, speaking, writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills needed to interact and communicate effectively. 7. Function with, and contribute effectively to, multi-disciplinary teams. 8. Understand professional and ethical responsibilities and put them into practice.


ASM 49800 - Directed Experience In Teaching Mechanized Agriculture
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. This course is designed primarily for students majoring in agricultural education, extension education, agricultural systems management, and agricultural engineering. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 49900 - Thesis Research
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Thesis Research. Admission to honors program. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits


ASM 51000 - Agrosecurity-Emergency Management For Agricultural Production Operations
Credit Hours: 3.00. Prepares individuals for management and loss control positions in agricultural production, agribusiness operations, and emergency management agencies. Addresses prevention, preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery from disasters such as fires, explosions, entrapments, tornadoes, floods, winter storms, earthquakes, vandalism, chemical releases, and bio-terrorism. Students complete a community service learning activity, in which they assist a farm or agribusiness manager in developing formal emergency preparedness plans. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Study, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 53000 - Power And Machinery Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. Management and selection of farm machines and power units with emphasis on cost analysis and evaluation of new machines and practices. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 54000 - Geographic Information System Application
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamentals of GIS analysis applied to environmental, agricultural, and engineering-related problems. Topics include data sources, spatial analysis; projections; creating data and metadata, and conceptualizing and solving spatial problems using GIS. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 55000 - Grain Drying And Storage
Credit Hours: 3.00. Crop drying and storage principles including equilibrium moisture, psychrometrics, and drying rates. Modern drying and conditioning techniques including dryeration, in-bin counterflow drying, and combination drying. Estimating fixed and variable drying costs, aeration of stored grain, and maintenance of grain quality. Offered in even-numbered years. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


ASM 59000 - Special Problems
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Assignment by consent of the instructor in the field of selected study. Laboratory, field, and library studies and reports on special problems related to agricultural systems management not covered in regular coursework. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ASM 59100 - Special Topics
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. Primarily designed for specialized topic areas in agricultural systems management for which there is no specific course, workshop, or individual study plan, but having enough student interest to justify the formalized teaching of a course. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture, Travel Time
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


ASM 69800 - Research MS Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research MS Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Engineering


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


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