This class will provide the learner with an in depth look at how internal combustion engines operate. The learner will be able to identify, measure, and inspect parts of the internal combustion engine, with diesel engines used in agriculture machinery the main area of focus.
This course is designed for the learner to understand basic 12-volt electrical circuits, wiring diagrams, starting, charging, and lighting systems. Classroom trainers will be used to apply electrical theory. Using hands-on activities, this course will help the learner to better understand basic 12-volt electrical systems. PREREQUISITE: 32070368 Basic Tools
This course will provide the learner with a basic understanding of the diesel engine. The design and operating principles of the engine, cooling, fuel, intake, exhaust systems, and lubrication systems will be examined. COREQUISITE: 32070326 Engines 1.
This course will provide a practical understanding of mobile hydraulic components. Their design, application, operation and maintenance will be studied. A hydraulic training bench will be used in the classroom. PREREQUISITE: 32070367 12-Volt Electrical 2.
This course will provide a general overview of clutches, sliding gear, and hydrostatic drives. Design, operation, adjustment, and maintenance will be discussed. PREREQUISITE: 32070366 Mobile Hydraulics 2.
This course will provide an in-depth study of hydraulically operated and controlled transmissions as they are found on various types of farm tractors. You will learn transmission operation by studying manufacturers' service manuals as well as a prepared text. Lab projects will allow hands-on training. PREREQUISITE: 32070366 Mobile Hydraulics 2 and COREQUISITE: 32070341 Power Train Theory.
This course will provide a broad, general, and practical coverage of fluid power components and their design, application, operation, and maintenance. You will learn hydraulics operation by studying manufacturers' service manuals as well as a prepared text. Lab projects will allow hands-on training. PREREQUISITE: 32070367 12-Volt Electrical 2 and COREQUISITE: 32070339 Mobile Hydraulics Theory.
This course is designed to study the construction, operation, adjustments, and repairs of electrical components used in tractors and farm implements. Classroom and lab activities will include reading and interpreting wiring diagrams, troubleshooting electrical circuits, and performing repairs on alternators, generators, starters, and regulators. Monitors are also included in this course. PREREQUISITE: 32070368 Basic Tools and COREQUISITE: 32070337 12-Volt Electrical Theory for Ag Mechanics.
This course provides the student with both a theoretical and practical background in the basic operating and rebuilding principles of diesel engines. The course includes practical experience in rebuilding, testing, troubleshooting, and tuning diesel engines. Additionally, the student will gain experience in the proper use of tools and equipment. If prerequisite courses have not been completed, the student must have consent of the instructor to enroll. COREQUISITES: 32070326 Engines 1 for Ag Mechanics and 32070338 Diesel Engine Theory.
This course provides an opportunity to work on clutches, transmission torque amplifiers, torque converters, differentials, final drives, and power take-off units. Lab time is spent on disassembly, parts identification, operation, and repair of these units. COREQUISITES: 32070358 Power Trains 1 and 32070341 Power Train Theory.
This course provides an in-depth study on how the basic fluid power components are incorporated into a tractor hydraulic system. This lecture- and lab-based course includes demonstration and practice opportunities. If prerequisite courses have not been completed, student must have consent of instructor to enroll. PREREQUISITE: 12-Volt Electrical 2 and COREQUISITES: 32070359 Mobile Hydraulics 1 and 32070339 Mobile Hydraulics Theory.
This is an advanced electrical course to meet the demands of today's newer equipment. Learners will receive training on electronic service tools, pulse width modulation solenoids, can bus controllers, and terminator networks. Additional topics will include yield monitors and auto guidance systems. PREREQUISITE: 32070368 Basic Tools and COREQUISITES: 3207033712-Volt Electrical Theory for Ag Mechanics and 32070360 12-Volt Electrical 1.
The purpose of this class is to introduce the learner to the basic hand and shop tools that are used by diesel engine service technicians. Precision measuring instruments will also be covered with special emphasis on reading and using micrometers, dial indicators, dial calipers, snap gauges and other shop specialty tools. Students will also be covering forklift safety, with an OSHA forklift operators certificate also being included with the successful completion of this class.
Mobile HVAC for heavy equipment will teach the learner the basics of air conditioning systems. Air conditioning fundamentals will be learned along with proper servicing procedures and air conditioning equipment used. In depth study of air conditioning systems from older agricultural equipment will be looked at, along with study of new auto temperature control systems. EPA environmental laws pertaining to mobile air conditioning will be examined.
Instruction in safe setup and operation of plasma cutting (PAC), oxy-fuel cutting (OFC), SMAW (Stick), GMAW (Mig), FCAW, and/or GTAW (Tig) welding in applications related to general industry practices. Selection of appropriate welding processes with a specific emphasis on typical repair situations including metal identification will be stressed.
This basic communication course focuses on effective listening, speaking, reading, and writing in life and at work. Students demonstrate their skills both individually and in groups. Students also produce such employment documents as a cover letter, a resume, and a preliminary job portfolio. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or COREQUISITE: 76851750 Writing Foundations for Trades.
This course focuses on building effective professional and personal communication skills. Students will practice, prepare, and deliver program-specific written documents, presentations, and interpersonal communication scenarios for diverse audiences. The course also examines the importance of community and engagement, and includes best practices in Computer-Mediated Communication. PREREQUISITE: 32801361 Applied Communications
This course covers practical applications of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, proportion, and formula evaluation. The course also includes measurement, U.S. and metric systems of measurement, and basic geometry. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or COREQUISITE: 76854750 Math Foundations for Trades.
This course is a continuation of Applied Math. A more thorough coverage of solving equations and rearranging formulas with special applications to formulas used in the mechanical technician programs. Other topics include a study of solid geometry and direct and inverse proportions for work with hydraulics and transmission studies. The course is team-taught with the core instructor and direct application of math skills taught will be assessed in the math class and during time spent with the core instructor. PREREQUISITE: 32804303 Applied Math.
Improve intrapersonal and interpersonal skills in high demand by employers to enhance life-long learning both professionally and personally. Areas that are highlighted include providing excellent customer service in a diverse workplace, working ethically, improving motivation, applying critical thinking skills, and managing difficult situations.
This course will allow the student to develop skills in research, evaluation, selection, and preparation of information resources useful to their career area. Students will use various information resources, including computer software applications to develop sound information research strategies. Students will be exposed to ethical use of information, information provided by various methods and stored in various management formats, communicating by e-mail, developing search and selection of information resources, analysis, and use of results. This discussion- and lab-based course will use individual and group work to search and share information resources. Competencies learned in this course will be able to be applied in other courses within your program and will continue to be valuable in lifelong learning.
Total: 59 Credits
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