AXED-AGRICULTURAL EXTN EDUC (AXED)

AXED 100. Introduction to Agricultural, Extension, and Technology Education

3 Credits

Orientation to programs, philosophies, competencies and leadership skills needed by professionals in agricultural and technology education, extension education, agricultural communications, and related career opportunities in industry, governmental agencies, and international organizations.

AXED 105. Techniques in Agricultural Mechanization

3 Credits (2+2P)

Development of competencies in agricultural mechanics including safety, tool identification, operation and maintenance of hand and power tools, cold metal, drafting, and plumbing procedures. Designed for any major wishing to improve mechanical skills needed in agriculturally related occupations in education and industry.

AXED 200. Special Topics

1-4 Credits

Specific subjects and credits to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 4 credits per semester. No more than 6 credits toward degree.

AXED 201G. Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations

3 Credits (2+2P)

Theory and practice in leadership and communication for professionals who must work effectively in leadership and supervisory roles with people in agricultural business, industry, government agencies, and education. Course focuses on contemporary leadership theories. Oral communication skills in informative and persuasive speaking, parliamentary procedure, and for small groups are developed.

AXED 205. Metal Technology-Fabrication

3 Credits (2+4P)

Processes and procedures of metal fusion, including gas and electric welding techniques and safety. Designed for any major wishing to improve mechanical skills needed in agriculturally related occupations in education and industry.

AXED 230. Early Field-Based Experience in Extension and Industry

2 Credits (2)

First Hand view of the roles of professional educators through field experiences with Cooperative Extension or other government agencies. Includes 4 weeks of classroom instruction and 30 hours of observation in a work setting. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

AXED 232. Early Field-Based Experience in Agricultural and Technology Education

2 Credits

First-hand view of the roles of professional educators through field experiences in a secondary agricultural or technology education setting. Includes 4 weeks of classroom instruction and 30 hours of observations in a classroom setting. Consent of Instructor required.

AXED 240. Introduction to Agricultural Communication

3 Credits

Students will learn about the history and theories of agricultural communications, be introduced to the degree program, explore careers in the field, and examine the role of media in agricultural communications