The Agriculture Mechanics Certificate program provides practical knowledge of the component parts and fundamentals of operation of the agricultural equipment and machinery as well as diagnostic and repair procedures. Classroom and laboratory instruction is provided. The Agriculture Mechanics Certificate program differs from the Agriculture Mechanics Technology degree program in that it is comprised of only mechanics courses and may be completed in one year.
Enrollment in the Agriculture Mechanics certificate program is limited. Students are required to provide their own basic set of tools. Information on admission requirements and required tools may be secured from one of the contact persons or the Enrollment Services Office.
Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.
Course (Credit Hours):
AG 275 Field Machinery Operations I (3)
MECH 102 Brake and Hydraulic Systems (4)
MECH 103 Electrical Systems I (4)
MECH 111 Engine Repair I (4)
AG 276 Field Machinery Operations II (3)
MECH 104 Electrical Systems II (3)
MECH 108 Hydraulic Transmissions (3)
MECH 109 Power Trains (3)
MECH 211 Engine Repair II (4)
AG 273 Lawn & Garden Equipment Repair (4)
MECH 105 Fuel Control Systems (4)
MECH 112 Air Conditioning (3)
MECH 290 Work Experience Intern Seminar (1)
Minimum total hours required for degree: 43