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 and the calibrations specific to each equipment manufacturer. 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.