Diesel & Ag Power Technology (AAS.AGPWR)

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.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
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

OR
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

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.


Course Outline

OR
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

3.0
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
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
AGR-040
Agricultural Mathematics

AGR-040
Agricultural Mathematics

Applications of mathematics as it applies to the operation of grain and livestock farms, agriculture business and agriculture mechanization.

Course Outline

OR
MAT-115
General Education Pathway

MAT-115
General Education Pathway

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


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
AGR-046
Introduction to Agricultural Occupations

AGR-046
Introduction to Agricultural 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

Semester Totals

16.5
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-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
COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

COM-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

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

Semester Totals

12.5
Summer Term
AGR-042
Supervised Occupational Exp II

AGR-042
Supervised Occupational 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
Supervised Occupational Experience III

AGR-043
Supervised Occupational Experience 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
SOS-052
Workplace Communication/Safety

SOS-052
Workplace Communication/Safety

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.

Course Outline

OR
PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

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.

Course Outline

3.0

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-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
AGR-044
Supervised Occupational Experience IV

AGR-044
Supervised Occupational Experience 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

Semester Totals

15.5

Total Program Hours

65.0
Suggested Electives
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
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