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The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2022. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.
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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.
Identifies the general knowledge and procedures used by power technicians. Covers tool selection, general shop safety, fire safety and forklift operation.
Students are introduced to diesel engine application, design, construction, theory, and operating principles. This course also covers diagnosis, disassembly, and assembly of diesel engines.
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, introduction to geometry, and applied statistics. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators and emphasis placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills.
This course is an in-depth study of theory in the diagnosing and repair of electrical components and circuitry.
This course is a continuing study of electricity in electronic components covering circuitry, diagnosis, and repair.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in AGM-124.
Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in AGM-104.
This course focuses on applying the writing process to job application materials and workplace-related written communication.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ENG-060 or appropriate placement score.
Composition I 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
Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores or equivalent.
This course introduces the latest engine advancements. Emission systems such as Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF), and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) are covered along with common rail fuel systems.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of C- inDSL 444 Fuel Systems
The Fuel Systems course is designed to provide information about diesel fuel injection systems. Mechanical and electronic injection systems, which are commonly used throughout the diesel industry, are studied. Basic system design, pump operation, and tune-up adjustments are covered. Computer diagnostics and software applications used in relation to the heavy-duty engine maker are covered.
This course covers theory and symbols of hydraulic components. Testing and repair of components is performed according to manufacturers' specifications.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of C- in AGM-124
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.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in AGM-333.
Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in AGM-119.
This course provides a thorough explanation and hands-on experience in the theory, operation, diagnosis, maintenance and repair of electronic fuel injected diesel engines. Learning activities include the use of testing equipment to diagnose EFI engines. Lab activities are designed to reinforce the understanding and maintenance of these engines.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of C- in AGM-104, AGM-124, and AGM-333
This course covers routine and extended vehicle maintenance. The course will also cover information on general pre-operational checks and performing planned maintenance repairs to vehicles. Course will also cover DOT inspections, air and hydraulic brake systems, and basic SMAW welding and oxyacetylene cutting.
Human Relations is the study of 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.
This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior and mental processes with emphasis in such areas as 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.
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.
A study of the Ag 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.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of C- in AGM-119, AGM-104, AGM-124, AGM-333, and AGM-224
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to apply competencies previously achieved to repair and service projects.
Pre/Co-requisite(s): Minimum grade of C- in AGM-401 and DSL-404
A study of the diesel truck 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.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of C- in AGM-401
Co-requisite(s): Minimum grade of C- in DSL 404
This course introduces students to the oral communication process and how it affects human interaction There will be an emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.
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.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT-063 or appropriate placement score.
This course provides an intensified study of algebraic techniques and prepares students for future study in mathematics. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-102 or equivalent placement score.
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.
Prerequisite(s): 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.
The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-121 or equivalent placement score.
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.
The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-128 or MAT-134 or appropriate placement scores (ACT: 27; COMPASS TRIGONOMETRY: 51-100).
A continuation of MAT-210, this course covers topics including integration techniques, applications of integration, infinite series, conic sections, parametric and polar equations.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-210.
This course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.
Calculations are based on 2022–2023 resident tuition and fees and course fees.
Course Cost Calculation: $210 × course credits + course fee (if applicable).
Total Tuition + Course Fees Calculation: Sum of tuition and course fees for all courses for the term.
Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: Remaining course fees after tuition has been subtracted.
The cost of books: Visit the Hawkeye Bookstore to determine the cost of books.
Additional program costs: Some programs have additional costs such as tools, equipment, supplies, uniforms, exam fees, and background screenings. Visit with your faculty advisor for more information.
Non-resident tuition and fees or international student costs.
2020–2021: Ag Power Technology [pdf]
2020–2021: Diesel Truck Technology [pdf]
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