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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Diesel & Ag Power Technology (AAS.AGPWR)

Agriculture Power Technology is designed to give students skills in diesel machines, general overhaul, transmissions, electrical systems and the other skills required to operate as a technician. The program is also designed to develop students' skills in sales, parts and supplies in machinery dealerships. Students must purchase hand tools necessary for use in this program.

Note: Those students that are considering transferring to a university should contact their advisor as soon as possible.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

Course Outline

2.0
AGR-091
Hydraulics

AGR-091
Hydraulics

Covers theory and principles involved in hydraulics and their application to the mechanization and maintenance of farm power machinery.

Course Outline

+
3.0
AGR-080
Ignition & Electrical Systems

AGR-080
Ignition & Electrical Systems

Designed to develop a working knowledge of the concepts and components of farm power and machinery electrical systems. Discusses basic electrical principles of electromagnetism and use of electrical test meters including the repair of ignition and charging systems.

Course Outline

+
3.5
AGR-083
Small Engines

AGR-083
Small Engines

Designed to develop a working knowledge of types of gas engines, systems in a gas engine, components of systems, principles of operations, care, maintenance, repair, and adjustment of gas engines.

Course Outline

+
3.0
AGR-046
Introduction to Ag Occupations

AGR-046
Introduction to Ag Occupations

An introduction to the vast, complex business of agriculture, ways of doing business, guides for success of a person in the agricultural business of farm machinery technology, and familiarizes the student with the preparation for agricultural production, business, and mechanics jobs.

Course Outline

+
1.0
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

* OR
ENG-098
Communications I

ENG-098
Communications I

Students will learn the principles of communications by listening, speaking, and writing. Emphasis is placed on communication skills related to the demands of the student's career area.

Course Outline

+
3.0
TEC-048
Applied Shop Computations

TEC-048
Applied Shop Computations

Focuses on basic arithmetic and calculations necessary for solving shop oriented problems involving geometric figures, formulas and algebra. Students draw graphs. A scientific calculator is required, so there is little or no memorization.

Course Outline

OR
MAT-116
General Education Math

MAT-116
General Education Math

Survey of mathematical topics with emphasis on solutions to real life problems. Topics will include set theory, consumer/financial math, measurement, and statistics. Problem solving projects involving detailed written solutions will be required. Calculators and computers will be used.


Course Outline

*
3.0

Semester Totals

18.5
Second Semester
AGR-092
Advanced Hydraulics

AGR-092
Advanced Hydraulics

Provides an in-depth study of hydraulics and its functions in mechanization. This course looks specifically at John Deere, Case-IH, Deutz-Allis, and Ford systems. Emphasis will be placed on theory of operation, diagnosis, and repair of machinery manufacturers' equipment.


Course Outline

* +++
3.0
AGR-041
Supervised Occupational Exp I

AGR-041
Supervised Occupational Exp I

On the job experience as a full-time employee in selected agriculture occupation. Must be in curriculum that degree is awarded. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

+++
3.5
AGR-097
Planting and Tillage Equipment

AGR-097
Planting and Tillage Equipment

Covers the theory and principles of operation, set-up and adjustment, troubleshooting, and repair of major brands of planters, drills, field cultivators, and primary tillage equipment.


Course Outline

+++
3.0
AGR-111
Intro to Agriculture Software

AGR-111
Intro to Agriculture Software

Use of computers in farm and agri-business management with emphasis on commercially available software for accounting, budgeting, record keeping and market analysis.

Course Outline

+++ ^^
2.0
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

OR
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

* OR
ENG-099
Communications II

ENG-099
Communications II

Students will continue to enrich the listening, speaking, and writing skills introduced in Communications I. Emphasis is placed on research, report writing, and communication skills for the upwardly mobile career student.


Course Outline

*
2.0

Semester Totals

13.5
Summer Term
AGR-042
Supervised Ocupational Exp II

AGR-042
Supervised Ocupational Exp II

On the job experience as a full-time employee in selected agriculture occupation. Must be in curriculum that degree is awarded. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

++
2.5
AGR-094
Ag Machinery Air Conditioning

AGR-094
Ag Machinery Air Conditioning

Focuses on the theory of air conditioning, diagnosis of problems, and the safe handling of air conditioning material. Extensive hands-on is provided for diagnosis, service procedures, and agricultural air conditioning component repair. Equipment that will be covered will be two and four-wheel drive tractors, combines, and fertilizer applicator trucks.

Course Outline

++
3.0
AGR-086
Adjusting New and Used Mach

AGR-086
Adjusting New and Used Mach

Designed to teach the basic fundamentals of the operating principles and adjustments of combines and bailers.

Course Outline

++
2.5

Semester Totals

8.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
AGR-043
Supv Occup Exp III

AGR-043
Supv Occup Exp III

On the job experience as a full-time employee in selected agriculture occupation. Must be in curriculum that degree is awarded. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

+
3.0
AGR-087
Diesel Fuel Systems

AGR-087
Diesel Fuel Systems

Provide basic understanding of diesel engine fuel systems and operation. Students will learn diagnosis, removal of diesel pumps, and injector repair.


Course Outline

* +
3.0
AGR-088
Ag Trans & Power Trains

AGR-088
Ag Trans & Power Trains

Covers standard and automatic transmissions, their gears and gear ratios, application and use, service requirements, and adjustments in farm power equipment and machinery units.


Course Outline

* +
3.5
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Elective

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Elective

No Description Available
1.0
SOS-050
Human Relations

SOS-050
Human Relations

Provides an understanding of the human mechanism when associated with interpersonal relationships on the job. Emphasis is placed on vocational problems connected with motivation, communication, perception and how to work with others.

Course Outline

OR
PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing concepts and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

Course Outline

2.0

Semester Totals

12.5
Second Semester
AGR-089
Tractor Overhaul

AGR-089
Tractor Overhaul

Designed to develop students' skills necessary to successfully overhaul a gas, liquid propane, or diesel farm equipment engine. Students will be able to accomplish disassembly and assembly procedures, measure parts for wear, engine overhaul, and tune-up and break-in procedures.


Course Outline

* +++
6.0
AGR-044
Supv Occup Exp IV

AGR-044
Supv Occup Exp IV

On the job experience as a full-time employee in selected agriculture occupation. Must be in curriculum that degree is awarded. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

+++ ^^
3.5
AGR-082
Advanced Electrical Systems

AGR-082
Advanced Electrical Systems

Designed to increase knowledge in electrical systems. After completion of this course, students will be able to properly use service equipment to diagnose electronically controlled monitor systems and components on tractors and harvesting equipment.


Course Outline

* +++
3.0
POS-160
American National Government

POS-160
American National Government

The fundamental principles of the American Government are summarized. Such topics as federalism, civil liberties, citizenship, parties and elections, the Presidency, Congress, Judiciary, and national policies and politics are discussed within the framework of the American Constitutional system.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.5

Total Program Hours

68.0
Suggested Electives
AGR-131
Agriculture Business Financing

AGR-131
Agriculture Business Financing

Covers the use, sources, and methods of obtaining credit as it applies to farming and the farm supply business.

Course Outline

+
2.0
AGR-133
Agriculture Salesmanship

AGR-133
Agriculture Salesmanship

Covers the basic principles underlying the sales process in agricultural farm supply and practical application and development of sales techniques. Basic to the course is an understanding of the salesperson's obligation to self, his or her company, and his or her customer.

Course Outline

+++
2.5
WEL-057
Welding Fundamentals

WEL-057
Welding Fundamentals

Course will cover basic welding processes, including: Oxy-Acetylene welding, Arc welding, Cutting and Brazing.

Course Outline

2.5
 

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