and automation in agriculture have created demand for
technicians in agricultural engineering and mechanics by the
farm equipment business and by operators of large commercial
farms. If a student is interested in mechanical
applications and in agriculture, the A.A.S.
Program in Agricultural
Engineering (agricultural power and light industrial equipment)
can provide many challenging opportunities (click here
to view the current curriculum).
farm equipment industry today serves not only the commercial
farmer but also is one of the major suppliers of such equipment
as riding lawn mowers, roto tillers, garden tractors, chain
saws, and related gardening equipment. In addition, light
industrial equipment such as backhoes and small bulldozers for
industrial uses are also served by the farm equipment industry.