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Agricultural Mechanics Pathway

People who work in the power, structural and technical systems pathway apply knowledge of engineering, hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics, power, structures, and controls to the field of agriculture. They design agricultural structures as well as machinery and equipment. They develop ways to conserve soil and water and to improve the processing of agricultural products.

Courses Offered within the Pathway

Sample Occupations

  • Agricultural Engineers
  • Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technicians
  • Agricultural Equipment Technicians
  • Machine Operators
  • Electronics Systems Technicians
  • Machinists
  • Equipment Parts Manager
  • Remote Sensing Specialists
  • Equipment Sales and Service
  • Soil Conservationists
  • GPS Technicians
  • Welders

Employment Outlook

Employment of individuals in the power, structural and technical systems pathway is expected to grow about the same as the average for all occupations through 2010.

Increasing demand for agricultural products, continued efforts for more efficient Agricultural production and increasing emphasis on the conserving of resources should result in good job opportunities in the coming years.

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