Agricultural Equipment Technology
The Agricultural Equipment Technology Program provides a quality learning atmosphere and hands-on training designed to prepare students for this rapidly changing industry. Classroom time focuses on the systems, components, operation and diagnostics of agricultural equipment. Students apply classroom knowledge through hands-on experience in the equipment laboratory. Upon successful completion of the two-year program, students earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree.
- Demonstrate the ability to maintain, diagnose, and repair agriculture equipment in the most cost effective way.
- Apply customer communication skills, good business ethics, and proper shop operations.
- Explain how systems operate to include: electrical, hydraulic, power trains, computers, along with axles, brakes, and engines as they relate to these systems.
- Describe the flow through each system and circuit.
- Perform checks and adjust pressures.
- Verify electrical voltages using electrical diagnostic equipment.
- Analyze systems using computer programs, diagnostics and clear event codes with the use of a computer oronboard electronic devices used by manufacturers.
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T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.
Internship: As a pre-requisite the student will be required to perform the internship (3 credit hours) with an Ag dealership or Ag independent shop (95% of work performed as a Tech.) The student must have all passing grades (No “F” or “I”) and maintain a 2.0 grade point average before being able to move into the 2nd year of the Ag Tech program. The student must complete 9 out of 15 credit hours required in general education. Special circumstances may be taken into consideration per Instructor and Dean of Instruction’s discretion.