Course Share - Undergraduate

Available Courses

Agriculture Safety & Health - UG

Safety concepts, principles, practices, rules and regulations as they relate to agriculture will be explored. Developing and conducting safety programs, and conducting safety inspections and accident investigations are other aspects of the course.

Biorenewable Systems Technology - UG

Converting biorenewable resources into bioenergy and biobased products. Biorenewable concepts as they relate to drivers of change, feedstock production, processes, products, co-products, economics, and transportation/logistics. The pre-requisites are college algebra and introductory college chemistry.

Chemical Application Systems - UG

Systems, components, operation practices, and safety procedures used in the chemical application industry. Liquid and granular application systems and respective components will be studied along with procedures for equipment sizing and maintenance, minimizing drift, systems calibration, and safe handling, transporting, storage, disposal and spill clean-up of agrichemicals.

Data Management & Analysis Using Precision Agriculture Technology - UG

Course begins with section on how to minimize errors while collecting spatial datasets. Datasets may include yield data, soil chemical and physical properties with real-time sensors, and soil nutrient data from grids or management zones. The course then continues with a section regarding data analytical techniques such as interpolation. The second half of the course will focus on writing prescriptions based on actual data obtained from industry leader experts. This portion of the course will highly integrate industry experts as well as hardware/software tools.

Fire Protection & Prevention

An overview of the current problems and technology in the fields of fire protection and fire prevention, with emphasis on industrial needs, focusing on the individual with industrial safety responsibilities.

Legal Aspects of Occupational Safety & Health -2 credits

A review of the common legal issues facing safety practitioners in the workplace. Includes OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations; workers' compensation, as well as common liability issues.

Machinery Management Using Precision Agriculture Technology - UG

This course focuses on agricultural equipment that is commonly used in conjunction with GPS technology. Planters, combines, fertilizer application equipment and sprayer application equipment are commonly equipped with GPS equipment to control and record operational parameters. These parameters focus around the equipment's geographic location and can be recorded simultaneously with the volume of product applied and weather information (wind, temperature, humidity, etc.). The management of this equipment and the GPS technologies used to control and record this information are the focus of the course.

Occupational Safety -3 credits

Identifies safety and health risks in industrial work environments. Focus on how managers and supervisors meet their responsibilities for providing a safe workplace for their employees. Includes the identification and remediation of workplace hazards. This course is 3 credits.

Occupational Safety Management -2 credits

Introduction to occupational safety and health administration and management. Focus on development and management of safety programs and obtaining employee involvement in occupational safety programs. This course is 2 credits.

Preservation of Grain Quality

Principles and management for grain quality preservation. Grain drying and storage. Fans and airflow through grain. Grain handling methods and system planning. Grain quality measurement and end-use value analysis.

Principles of Injury Prevention - UG

Basic foundations of injury causation and prevention in home, motor vehicle, public and work environments.
Program Summary
Cost per credit hour:

Summer 2017: Graduate $545 | Undergraduate $390
2017-2018: Graduate $565 | Undergraduate $405

3 Hours


3 Hours

University Contact
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