Diesel & Ag Power Technology Program is designed to develop the technical competency and professional level of entry-level diesel power equipment technicians. Training students to diagnose, service and maintain multiple diesel industry products using recommended procedures, special tools and technical information. The program includes training on Diesel Engines, Hydraulics, Electrical, Power Trains, Air Conditioning and Precision Planting technologies earning an Associate degree in Applied Science. Students also have the opportunity to earn while they learn through on-the-job training while on internships in multiple Diesel Career opportunities, such as Agriculture Equipment Dealers, Heavy Truck Dealers and the Industrial and Consumer Equipment Industry. 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.
Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.
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.
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.
Survey of mathematical topics including set theory, consumer/financial math, measurement and statistics. Problem solving projects involving detailed written solutions required. Calculators and computers will be used. Intended for students that don't assess directly into MAT-116. Includes supplemental instruction lab.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides an understanding of the human mechanism when associated with interpersonal relationship on the job. Emphasis placed on vocational motivation, communication and perception, along with Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid training to enhance safety and response skills in a workplace emergency.
Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing Concepts, research methods 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.
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.
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.
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.
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester