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Course Descriptions and Graduation Requirements

The curriculum of the Agricultural Technology Program is reviewed and revised on a continuous basis with suggestions from an advisory committee and industry. The core courses in the curriculum provide the student with a firm foundation in the basic content of the agricultural sciences as well as basic education components like mathematics, communications and computers. The two options build upon this foundation. AAM Course Planner (PDF | 100KB)  and  LTM Course Planner (PDF | 122KB) . For course descriptions, click here.

The university also offers a Degree Audit Report System (DARS) via HokieSpa that allows students to apply for a degree after they are admitted to the program, and helps them track their progress toward the degree. Students should see their advisors for assistance with this process.


Agricultural Technology students are assigned advisors in their course of study.

The student shares the responsibility for developing an advising partnership with his or her advisor. Students are expected to

  • Communicate goals, needs, wants, and concerns to the advisor in a respectful and sincere manner;
  • Keep abreast of their own academic progress and requirements related to their academic program;
  • Make, keep, and be prepared for appointments with the advisor;
  • Inform the advisor of changes in plans and/or circumstances that might impact academic performance;
  • Bring concerns regarding the quality of advising to the attention of the advisor or the director.