Agriculture Mechanics Technology (AAS)

Program Description

The Agriculture Mechanics Technology degree program provides a proper balance of theory and practical application for students preparing for careers in the agricultural machinery and equipment industry. Graduates of the program may become employed as mechanics, machinery and equipment technicians, parts specialists, machinery and equipment sales persons, or service managers in agricultural implement dealerships and agricultural equipment repair businesses.

The curriculum emphasizes laboratory diagnostic procedures in the areas of diesel and gasoline engines; electrical systems, including computerized control systems and electronic fuel control systems; transmissions and power trains; and hydraulic systems. Additional experience will be provided to students in the area of machinery operation and management. Students are placed in agricultural implement dealerships and agricultural equipment repair businesses for an eight-week internship. Through the internship, students gain valuable on-the-job experience as they apply what they have learned in class.

Enrollment in the Agriculture Mechanics Technology degree 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.


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Expand industry partnerships that provide opportunities for students to gain work experience in the agricultural production and agricultural business.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in agricultural topics included agricultural economics, animal science and crops and soils.
  • Expand and update precision technology as it applies to Crop Protection Technology, Agriculture Production, and Agribusiness Management Programs

Suggested Courses

Course (Credit Hours):

Fall Semester

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)

Spring Semester

AG 276 Field Machinery Operations II (3)
MECH 104 Electrical Systems II (3)
MECH 108 Hydraulic Transmissions (3)
MECH 211 Engine Repair II (4)
MECH Elective (3)

Summer Semester

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)

Fall Semester

CS 100 Introduction to Computers (3)
COMM 100 Communication Skills (3)
MATH Elective (3)
Science Elective (3)

Spring Semester

BA 110 Intro to Business (3)
AG or MECH Electives (6)

 

*Suggested electives: AG 172; AUTO 291; MECH 109, 215, 219

Minimum total hours required for degree: 64