This program is designed to provide training and employment opportunities in the broad field of mechanized agriculture. The scope of the curriculum includes both academic and skills-based courses which prepare students for the world of work. Program courses will expose students to a range of knowledge and skills related to the major components of agricultural powered machinery.
Students will be able to:
- Work safely and efficiently in a shop environment.
- Assemble, adjust, and repair common farm machinery.
- Become skilled at preventative maintenance, diagnostics, and the principles of operation of gasoline and diesel engines.
- List the functions and requirements of the lubrication and cooling systems in agricultural equipment.
- Describe and apply basic principles of electrical and hydraulic systems.
- Apply appropriate academic knowledge to their employment in mechanized agriculture.
Freshman Year - Fall Semester
- AP101 Tools, Measurement, Safety 3cr
- BU161 Introduction to Business 3cr
- CM110 Information Literacy 1cr
- HL103 Standard First Aid/CPR 1cr
- AP150 Electricity AC/DC 3cr
- WLDG110 Welding Theory I 4cr
- WLDG111 Welding Theory I Practical 1cr
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
- AP205 Hydraulics 3cr
- AP250 Gas and Diesel Engines 4cr
- M145 Math for the Liberal Arts 3cr
- WRIT101 College Writing I 3cr
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
- AG232 Technology in Agriculture 3cr
- AP175 Service Fundamentals 3cr
- AP245 Differentials, Brakes, Suspension 3cr
- AP297 Ag Power Internship/Seminar 3cr
- AP280 Mechanics Lab 3cr
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
- AP230 Gas and Diesel Machinery 4cr
- AP255 Power Transmission 4cr
- BU220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3cr
- CAPP131 Basic MS Office 3cr
- Elective 3cr