Every day, business-owners, teachers, engineers, agriculturalists, and many other agents of change, face problems that demand fast-paced, innovative solutions. They rely on soft skills - such as leadership and communication - as much as they do their hard skills to get solutions into place that create the outcome they need for their team, business, or classroom to succeed. By approaching our pathways, from degrees to courses, with a holistic approach that interweaves how we perceive innovation, sustainability, technology, entrepreneurship, soft skills, and hard skills, our department equips students with the framework they need to excel in their careers and grow their communities.
Stand Out Careers
From hands-on coursework developing skills in plasma cutting, welding, irrigation, and solar energy, or educating young minds about agriculture, to becoming an effective leader, ambassador, or advocate at the local to international level, the Agricultural Technology, Management and Education major has a wide variety of pathways that fuel student success. With emphases in:
Our pathways enable students to have careers in education, public policy, engineering, agricultural sciences, and so much more.
Looking to meet the educational needs of the agricultural economy in Yuma County? View the Agricultural Systems Management major!
Minors and Certificates
Expand Your Capabilities
Amplify your major's coursework with a minor or certificate that focuses on leadership. communication, teamwork, and engaging, hands-on projects. Through these options, you'll cultivate a diverse set of skills that utilize the entrepreneurial mindset to help you excel in your classes today and become a more competitive candidate to employers tomorrow. Explore our current (and upcoming) options that boost your capabilities without any prerequisite courses:
- Agricultural Technology Management & Education
- Life Sciences Education
- Certificate in Agricultural Leadership and Innovation
Courses and Course Series
Hone Your Skills
Who creates solar powered energy? How do job seekers set themselves apart? What does it take to teach a classroom full of students? What does it mean to be innovative? How do you run a business or organization? At AETI, our courses fit a variety of needs and goals because they focus on the fundamentals that any future professional needs. Whether you're currently a student or already in the workforce, honing new skill or fine-tuning ones you already have is only a class away!
The future of any industry - agriculture, education, medicine, engineering, food systems, and more - is through innovative technologies that evolve today's practices to be more efficient and sustainable long term. Our students create, advocate for, and innovate these advancements for a better future for all.
Leadership is a learned skill applicable to all facets of life: establishing a career, building a business, becoming an agent of change, ensuring sustainable practices, and more. Learning how to become a good leaders begins with understanding the mindset and honing your ability to communicate.
With the future of agriculture affecting numerous industries, leaders that can educate children and the greater community on agricultural advancements and efforts is needed now more than ever. Educators open the door for community developments by starting at the root of our community's potential: students.
Sustainability comes in many forms: from our food sources in small rural communities to the way we harness energy for entire cities, and every person or industry in between. Everyone plays a role in a sustainable future, whether you're a rural farmer or solar power engineer. Discovering your role begins here.
When does innovation matter? Our community often spotlights the big-impact innovative ideas when in reality, professionals and industry leaders of all backgrounds innovate as a necessity on a day-to-day basis. At AETI, our students learn a new perspective on innovation and how it plays a role in industry.
Community development is a key element of what we do at AETI. Our students come from a broad range of backgrounds, from agricultural communities like Yuma, Arizona, to bigger urban cities across the globe. Our goal is to support community development of the environments that matter to our students by equipping them with the tools they need to help their communities thrive.