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, required tools, and scholarship opportunities by emailing email@example.com.
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.
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 203 Electrical Systems II – 3
MECH 108 Hydraulic Transmissions – 3
MECH 109 Power Trains – 3
MECH 211 Engine Repair II – 3
AG 273 Lawn & Garden Equipment Repair – 4
MECH 105 Fuel Control Systems – 4
MECH 112 Mobile HVAC – 2
MECH 290 Work Exp Internship Seminar – 1
CS 100 Introduction to Computers – 3
COMM 100 Communication Skills – 3
MATH Elective – 3
Science Elective – 3
BUSN 110 Introduction to Business – 3
AG or MECH Electives – 6
Suggested electives: AG 172; MECH 109, 215, 219
Minimum total hours required for degree: 61