Arc. Sanusi Waziri Gumau

HOD

Welcome to the Department of Agricultural Technology

The National Diploma (ND) in Agricultural Technology Programme was approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) as an option in the Department of Agricultural and Bio environmental Engineering Technology in 2003. The ND Agricultural Technology option started with only one student in the 2004/2005 academic session.

Nine (9) students were admitted into the programme in the 2006/2007 academic session.  With increasing awareness of the existence of the programme, more applicants were admitted through JAMB and also via the pre-ND programme such that in the 2011/2012 academic session students enrolment rose to forty (40).

Agricultural Technology Option became a full-fledged Department in the 2012/2013 academic session by the Rector of the Polytechnic then, Engr. Dr. Shuaibu Musa who established the School of Agricultural Technology in July 2012.  With the employment of new staff, Agricultural Technology Department then had a total of sixteen (16) academic staff.  However, the sixteen academic staff in the department were later reduced to eight (8) following the establishment of the Departments of Forestry and Animal Health and Production and subsequent redeployment of staff from Agricultural Technology to the two new departments. Currently, the Department of Agricultural Technology runs National Diploma in Agricultural Technology and Diploma in Agricultural Technology respectively.

 

Contact Information

agric@fptb.edu.ng

Programs

 

s/nProgramme of Study
1National Diploma in Agricultural Technology
2Pre-HND Agricultural Technology

Entry Requirements

 

TBD

Courses

National Diploma in Agricultural Technology - ND I

Semester 1

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1ABE 101INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL & BIO-ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING3
2ABE 117COMPUTER APPLICATION I2
3AGT 101INTRODUCTION TO FARM WOODLAND MANAGEMENT2
4AGT 111PRINCIPLES OF CROP PRODUCTION2
5AGT 112ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS2
6AGT 114PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION2
7AGT 115INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL MARKETING2
8AGT 116INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE2
9GNS 102COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH2
10GNS 103USE OF LIBRARY2
11GNS 127CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION I2

Semester 2

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1ABE 126ANNUAL CROPS2
2ABE 127COMPUTER APPLICATION II2
3AGT 120INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS2
4AGT 122CROP PROTECTION2
5AGT 123SHEEPGOAT AND SWINE PRODUCTION3
6AGT 124PRINCIPLES OF BEE KEEPING2
7AGT 126MICRO-LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION3
8AGT 127PRINCIPLES OF IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE3
9AGT 128POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGY3
10AGT 129INDUSTRIAL CROP PRODUCTION2
11EED 126INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP2
12GNS 128CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION II2
13GNS 202COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH II2

National Diploma in Agricultural Technology - ND II

Semester 1

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1AGT 211PEDOLOGY & SOIL SURVEY2
2AGT 212AGRO CLIMATOLOGY1
3AGT 213FARM PRACTICE II2
4AGT 214TREE CROPS2
5AGT 215SOIL FERTILITY & CROP NUTRITION2
6AGT 216SOIL & WATER MANAGEMENT2
7AGT 221ANIMAL NUTRITION2
8AGT 222POULTRY PRODUCTION2
9CME 122BASIC WORKSHOP PRACTICES 2
10EED 216PRACTICE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP2
11GNS 201USE OF ENGLISH II2
12PTD 111TECHNICAL DRAWING 3
13SUG 123BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SURVEYING II2
14SWE 200SIWES4

Semester 2

s/nCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse Unit
1AET 225CROP PROCESSING & STORAGE2
2AET 227PROJECT2
3AGT 223FARM POWER & MACHINERY3
4AGT 224GENETICS & BREEDING1
5AGT 225BEEF & DAIRY PRODUCTION2
6AGT 226HORTICULTURE2
7AGT 227BASIC FISHERIES TECHNOLOGY2
8AGT 228INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL HEALTH2
9AGT 229FARM MANAGEMENT2
10AGT 230AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION2
11AGT 231STATISTICS & FIELD EXPERIMENTATION2
12AGT 232PASTURE AND FORAGE PRODUCTION2
13ICT 221INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING2