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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Diesel & Ag Power Technology (CRT.AGPWR)

Agriculture Power Technology is designed to prepare students as technicians and parts counter clerks for agriculture machinery dealerships. The program develops the student's skills necessary to diagnose and repair diesel fuel systems, engines, transmissions and electrical systems of agricultural equipment. Students must purchase hand tools necessary for use in this program.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
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

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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-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
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

3.0
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

Semester Totals

19.0
Second Semester
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-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
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-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

Semester Totals

18.5
Summer Term
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

5.5

Total Program Hours

43.0
 

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