ASM - Agricultural Systems Mgt

Tom Hess, Interim Dept. Head, Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (421 Engineering/Physics Bldg. 83844-0904; phone 208/885-6182; fax 208/885-7908; baengr@uidaho.edu).

ASM 105 Survey of Agricultural Mechanics

ASM 105 Survey of Agricultural Mechanics (1-3 cr, max 3)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of technology in agriculture. It includes the development of knowledge and skills pertaining to agricultural mechanics, welding, power technology, electricity, and structures. It will provide introductory learning experiences for students in the areas of agricultural systems management.

ASM 107 Beginning Welding

ASM 107 Beginning Welding (2 cr)

Principles of operation, use, and care of arc and acetylene welding equipment. One lec, one 2-hr lab, and two hrs of individual practice a wk. Enrollment limited to 12 per section. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

ASM 112 Introduction to Agricultural Systems Management

ASM 112 Introduction to Agricultural Systems Management (3 cr)

Application of basic engineering principles to solving problems dealing with farm machinery, buildings, processing, irrigation, and energy use. Recommended Preparation: high school algebra.

ASM 200 Seminar

ASM 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

ASM 202 Agricultural Shop Practices

ASM 202 Agricultural Shop Practices (2 cr)

Primarily for agricultural mechanization and agricultural education students. Operation, use, and care of shop tools and equipment. One lec and one 3-hr lab a wk.

ASM 204 Special Topics

ASM 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

ASM 210 Small Engines

ASM 210 Small Engines (2 cr)

Principles of engine operation, tune-up, and maintenance; repair and overhaul of small engines. One lec, one 2-hr lab, and two hrs of individual practice a wk. Enrollment limited to 12 per section.

ASM 240 Computer Applications in Biological Systems

ASM 240 Computer Applications in Biological Systems (3 cr)

Application of computers in production agriculture; microcomputer principles and operation, disk operating systems; word processing; spreadsheets, database management and other application programs; introduction to one program language. Two lec and one 2-hr lab a wk. Recommended Preparation: three credits of college math.

ASM 299 Directed Study

ASM 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

ASM 304 Agricultural Fluid Power Systems

ASM 304 Agricultural Fluid Power Systems

Fundamentals of hydraulic power and control as applied to agricultural machines and processing equipment; component function and sizing; schematic diagrams. One 3-hr lab a wk.

Prereq: Math 108, 143, or 160

ASM 305 GPS and Precision Agriculture

ASM 305 GPS and Precision Agriculture (3 cr)

This course will cover the fundamentals of global positioning, yield monitors, and variable rate applications. Instrumentation used in agriculture, environmental science, and industry will be discussed. Two Lec. and one 3-hr lab a wk. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

ASM 315 Irrigation Systems and Water Management

ASM 315 Irrigation Systems and Water Management (3 cr)

Irrigation methods, irrigation management, water rights, conveyance and measurement, pumps, soil-water-plant relationships, and drainage. Two lec and one 3-hr lab a wk. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

Prereq: Soil 205, Math 108, 143, 160 or 170 or Permission

ASM 331 Electric Power Systems for Agriculture

ASM 331 Electric Power Systems for Agriculture (3 cr)

Basic circuits; wiring and the code; motors and controls; heating, lighting, and power. Two lec and one 3-hr lab a wk. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

ASM 398 Internship

ASM 398 (s) Internship (1-6 cr, max 6)

Graded P/F.

Prereq: Permission

ASM 400 Seminar

ASM 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

ASM 403 Workshop

ASM 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

ASM 404 Special Topics

ASM 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

ASM 407 Advanced Welding

ASM 407 Advanced Welding (1 cr)

This course provides the student an opportunity to learn various advanced welding theories, practices and applications for ferrous and non-ferrous metals, which include Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC). These are only introduced in ASM 107, Beginning Welding, and will be covered in depth in this course. This course will also provide the student with a technical understanding of calculating material and use of proper procedures for the completion of project manufactured in the lab. Student presentations and demonstrations are required. This course will introduce emerging technologies in welding and fabrication industries.

Prereq: ASM 107 and Permission

ASM 409 Agricultural Tractors, Power Units and Machinery Management

ASM 409 Agricultural Tractors, Power Units and Machinery Management (4 cr)

This course focuses on the selection, operation, adjustment, and servicing of farm tractors and power units. Fuels, lubrication, cooling, and electrical systems will also be covered. Machinery operation, power transmission systems, hitching, traction, and safety are also discussed. The course will conclude with discussions on depreciation and machinery replacement. Three 1-hr lec and one 3-hr lab a week.

ASM 412 Agricultural Safety and Health

ASM 412 Agricultural Safety and Health (2 cr)

Covers a broad variety of items related to agricultural safety and health: identification of safety and health hazards, maximizing capabilities of farmers and ranchers with disabilities, grain and livestock handling, chemical and gases handling, and fire safety; corrective measures to eliminate hazards and application of information learned to student's own situation. (Alt/yrs)

ASM 433 Agricultural Processing Systems

ASM 433 Agricultural Processing Systems (3 cr)

Grain cleaning, mixing, and drying; materials handling, heat transfer, pumps, fans, refrigeration, and instrumentation. Two lec and one 3-hr lab a wk; one 1-day field trip. Recommended Preparation: Math 160.

ASM 498 Internship

ASM 498 (s) Internship (1-6 cr, max 6)

Graded P/F.

Prereq: Permission

ASM 499 Directed Study

ASM 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)