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Agricultural Technology, Associate Degree

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Montana State University-Northern's Agricultural Technology program offers courses that give students a comprehensive background in agricultural production and management. This ag school program is designed to work as an independent Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree course as well as the first half of the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Agricultural Operations Technology.

  • Study agricultural technology in an MSU-N program that covers a range of agricultural sciences, business, and technology.
  • Combine ag school classroom work with hands-on experience through cooperative education.

The MSU-Northern AAS degree meets all requirements for the first two years of the Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Operations Technology, forming a two plus two-year degree program.

AAS in Agriculture Technology: In-depth studies. Practical Application.

  • Complete the MSU-N agriculture technology degree and acquire a well-rounded knowledge base in general agriculture.
  • Make the most of agricultural sciences studies by focusing elective classes on agri-business, agricultural technology, or ag mechanics.

The Agriculture Technology AAS is an ag school program built for individuals desiring a non-science education track.

Agricultural Technology Faculty: Seasoned Educators. Student-centered.
  • Learn from MSU-Northern professors who have dedicated decades to educating agriculture industry professionals.
  • Get more individual attention from ag school faculty due to smaller class size.
  • Join the MSU-N Postsecondary Agriculture Students (PAS) club, an award-winning group that sends teams to national competitions under the leadership of the ag school professors.

Agricultural Technology Courses: Targeted and Timely Information.

  • Agricultural Sciences – Learn about plant and animal sciences, soils, crop production, pest management, and livestock management.
  • Agricultural Business – Explore marketing and economics as it relates to ag production.
  • Operations Management – Be prepared to manage farm and ranch operations with classes that cover the details of day-to-day production.


AAS graduates often find employment with businesses and industries related to food and fiber production, marketing, and processing. Opportunities also exist for employment with governmental agencies, private industry, and as farm/ranch operators. When combined with a business major or minor, the programs are designed to provide students with education in sales, merchandising, accounting, and skills required for management positions with agriculturally related businesses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Animal Science
  • Agricultural Plant Science
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Intro to Farm Management
  • Introduction to Agricultural Computing
  • Crop Production
  • Agricultural Pest Management
  • Livestock Feeding and Nutrition
  • Range Livestock Production
  • Rangeland Management
  • Introduction to Technology
  • Advisor Approved Electives

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General Requirements

  • International Application. 
  • A US$30 non-refundable fee
  • Statement of Financial Support.
  • English Language Proficiency.
  • Educational Credentials.
  • Certificates of completion with official grades from other English language programs
  • Immunization Records.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    289 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 289 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Havre

  • 843 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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