Agricultural Power Technology

Agricultural Power Technology Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

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AGM104 Electricity

4 credits – This course is an in-depth study of theory in the diagnosing and repair of electrical components and circuitry.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 48

AGM107 Gas Engine Rebuild

7 credits – This course covers the theory of gas engines and the construction, diagnosis, and repair of all the systems. Fuel, ignition, and supportive systems are also included.

Lecture Hours: 80 Lab Hours: 96

AGM113 Hydraulics I

3 credits – This course covers theory and symbols of hydraulic components. Testing and repair of components is performed according to manufacturer's specifications.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 48

AGM224 Hydraulics II

4 credits – This course covers theory and symbols of hydraulic systems. Testing and repair of hydraulic systems is performed with the use of meters and gauges for proper diagnosis.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: AGM107 Gas Engine Rebuild, AGM113 Hydraulics I, AGM104 Electricity, DSL447 Diesel Fuel Systems, DSL377 Diesel Engine Rebuild

AGM327 Equipment Maintenance

7 credits – This course presents background on theory of operation, diagnosis, and repair of brakes and suspension systems. Students gain knowledge and skill in performing preventive maintenance, service, and inspection of equipment. Arc welding and flame cutting will also be taught. Instruction will also cover use of computers for maintenance scheduling.

Lecture Hours: 80 Lab Hours: 96

Pre-requisites: AGM107 Gas Engine Rebuild, AGM113 Hydraulics I, AGM104 Electricity, DSL447 Diesel Fuel Systems, DSL377 Diesel Engine Rebuild

Course Fee: $79.00

AGM333 Electronics

3 credits – This course is a continuing study of electricity in electronic components covering circuitry, diagnosis, and repair.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: AGM107 Gas Engine Rebuild, AGM113 Hydraulics I, AGM104 Electricity, DSL447 Diesel Fuel Systems, DSL377 Diesel Engine Rebuild

AGM408 Power Transfer Systems

7 credits – This course is a study of the power train from the clutch through the rear driving axles. Emphasis is placed on clutch types, transmissions, and drive axles. Key goals of the course are failure analysis and troubleshooting malfunctions.

Lecture Hours: 80 Lab Hours: 96

Pre-requisites: AGM107 Gas Engine Rebuild, AGM113 Hydraulics I, AGM104 Electricity, DSL447 Diesel Fuel Systems, DSL377 Diesel Engine Rebuild

AGM417 Ag Equipment Repair

7 credits – This course is designed to give students the opportunity to apply competencies previously achieved to repair and service projects. Also included is theory and operation, diagnosis, and repair of heating and air conditioning systems. Instruction will also cover use of computers for maintenance scheduling.

Lecture Hours: 80 Lab Hours: 96

Pre-requisites: AGM107 Gas Engine Rebuild AGM113 Hydraulics I AGM104 Electricity DSL447 Diesel Fuel Systems DSL377 Diesel Engine Rebuild AGM327 Equipment Maintenance AGM333 Electronics AGM224 Hydraulics II

COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace

3 credits – This course focuses on composition and editing of curriculum-specific technical and business-related writing projects. Instruction includes formatting, information gathering, document drafting, editing, and written employment strategies.

Lecture Hours: 48

DSL377 Diesel Engine Rebuild

7 credits – Students are introduced to diesel engine application, design, construction, theory, and operating principles. This course also covers diagnosis, disassembly, and assembly of diesel engines.

Lecture Hours: 80 Lab Hours: 96

DSL447 Diesel Fuel Systems

7 credits – This course focuses on diagnosis, theory, and repair of mechanical and electronic fuel systems used in transportation, agriculture, and construction equipment.

Lecture Hours: 80 Lab Hours: 96

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits – This course emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts

3 credits – This is a one semester liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits – Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Pre-requisites: MAT102 Intermediate Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

MAT128 Precalculus

4 credits – This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: Appropriate Placement Test Scores: ACT Math Score of 25 OR Compass Score of 51-100 in the College Algebra Domain or 31-50 in the Trigonometry Domain.

Other Requirements: Successful completion (C or better) of three years of high school mathematics including two years of algebra and one year of geometry and/or trigonometry, or appropriate mathematics placement score.

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits – This course is the second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT122 College Algebra

MAT156 Statistics

3 credits – This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability, and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or appropriate placement score.

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits – This course is the first in a calculus sequence. The course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives and applications of differentiation, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT134 Trigonometry & Analytic Geometry and three years of high school mathematics including trigonometry

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT-210 Calculus I. The course covers topics including integration techniques related to surface areas and volumes, infinite series, conic sections, parametric equations, and polar coordinates.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT210 Calculus I or equivalent

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT-216 Calculus II. The course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT216 Calculus II or equivalent

MAT772 Applied Math

3 credits – This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, and introduction to geometry. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators with emphasis placed on critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

PSY102 Human and Work Relations

3 credits – This course studies self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Lecture Hours: 48

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits – This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits – This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits – This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis in developing public speaking skill. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

 

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