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Agriculture Power Equipment

10-070-2 Associate Degree (AAS) 62 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

If you want to repair and maintain farm equipment, this degree program is for you. These courses provide hands-on training and critical diagnostic and troubleshooting skills. You will work on the latest electronically controlled diesel engines, drive trains, hydraulics and electrical systems, air conditioning, materials handling equipment and harvesting equipment. You’ll also learn to work with computer-based systems. And, the program includes classes in business management and customer service—everything you need to start your career in this field.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Technical Studies (44 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Agriculture Hydraulic Systems
10-070-110
2
Introduces the student to the fundamentals of fluid power, components, different hydraulic systems, hydraulic schematics and terminology of the hydraulic systems used on modern agriculture mobile equipment. Includes operation of fluid flow on various systems, maintenance and system diagnostics. Students are exposed to the special tools used to test hydraulic systems. The use of these special tools and technical manuals are stressed.
Agriculture Forage Harvesting Equipment
10-070-130
3
Focuses on forage harvesting equipment. Students will perform necessary adjustments and repairs associated with the forage harvesting equipment
Ag DC Electrical Systems
10-070-131
3
Focuses on DC electron flow theory, different types of circuits and troubleshooting the circuits. Students will also use schematics to diagnosis problems. Starting and charging systems will be covered.
Dealership Parts/Service
10-070-133
3
Introduces the student to the role and function of the parts and service department of a dealership. Included are service reports, repair orders, warranty process, computerized parts invoicing, parts inventory, merchandising and customer relations. Students will work with a parts and service software program.
Shop Tool/Safety Principles
10-070-134
3
Focuses on equipment shop safety, correct tool usage and types of fasteners. Students will perform some basic duties in the shop using different types of tools and fasteners. Students will gain knowledge of the different types of tools and fasteners. They will also learn and perform some basic welding and cutting torch applications.
Ag Diesel Engine Systems
10-070-118
3
Introduces the basic knowledge of a diesel combustible engine. Students will learn the skills and knowledge needed to diagnose, maintain and adjust diesel engines found in agricultural machines and equipment. Use of technical manuals and precision measuring equipment is stressed.
Prereq: Shop/Tool and Safety Principles (10070134)
Ag Planting Equipment
10-070-120
3
Provides a comprehensive study of planting equipment. There will be extensive coverage of planting and seeding equipment. Units to be covered will include no-till drills, corn planters and seed metering units. Students will work with the seed metering test stand to rebuild and calibrate the seed meters.
Agriculture Power Transmission
10-070-123
4
Provides theory and power flow of various transmissions used on agriculture power driven equipment. Includes collarshift, synchronized and powershift transmissions. Also covers differentials, final drives, PTO clutches and tractor clutches. Proper use of spatiality tools and technical manuals is stressed.
Advanced Agriculture Hydraulic Systems
10-070-132
3
Provides students the opportunity to work with various types of hydraulic systems used on agriculture equipment. They will do testing, diagnostic and repair of these systems. Students will need to complete Agriculture Hydraulic Systems before enrolling in this class.
Prereq: Agriculture Hydraulic Systems (10070110)
AG DC Electronic Systems
10-070-136
3
Focuses on electrical and electronic circuits used on DC electrical systems in agricultural equipment. Students will develop the knowledge and skills associated with diagnosing and troubleshooting these circuits. Students will learn the functions of the electronic systems. Computer use will be stressed.
Prereq: Ag DC Electrical Systems (10003131)
Agriculture Air Conditioning
10-070-115
1
Provides theory of operation, service and testing of air conditioning units used to cool operator's cab of modern equipment. Students will have lab work consisting of leak detection, evacuation, charging of systems, R-12 to R134A conversions, electrical circuits and diagnostics of systems. Students will have the opportunity to apply for the Wisconsin State Air Conditioning Certification.
Ag Grain Harvesting
10-070-121
3
Provides theory of operation, adjustments and service repair of grain and forage harvesting equipment. Lab work includes hands-on service of combine and forage harvesting equipment. Machines covered include combines, self-propelled and pull-type forage harvesters, round, small and large square balers.
Skid Loader/Compact Equipment
10-070-126
3
Provides the knowledge and skills needed to operate, diagnose and repair skid loaders and telehandler equipment. Involves areas of training of both in electrical, hydraulics, drive transmissions, operational adjustments and operation. It is recommended to have successfully completed Electrical and Ag Hydraulics.
Prereq: Agriculture Hydraulic Systems (10070110), Ag DC Electrical Systems (10070131)
Agriculture Student Development
10-070-139
1
Finalizes what the student has learned, which will show how well the student has obtained some of the knowledge and skills needed before entering into their career. This will be a capstone course for the student. Students will be assessed in the program outcome areas.
Precision Equipment Systems
10-070-137
3
Introduces the student to the different precision farming GPS systems used on agriculture equipment. Students will learn proper set-up and installation of the systems. Students will work in the field with adjustments and settings as well as the GPS display and the different functions.
Ag Equipment Dealership Principles
10-070-102
3
Focuses on the role of the Equipment Dealer in today’s agriculture economy. An in depth look at both sides of the customer and business relationship exploring the needs of the agribusiness customer, how the equipment dealer works to meet those needs and the roles of Sales, Parts and Service at the Equipment Dealership.

General Studies (15 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Written Communication
10-801-195
3
Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3
Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3
Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Math w Business Apps
10-804-123
3
Covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, applying math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, applying math concepts to the selling process, and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Introduction to Diversity Studies
10-809-172
3
Develops workplace skills needed to work with diverse groups of people. Ethnic relations are studied in global and comparative perspectives. Students examine their biases and gain awareness of differences and common ground shared. The course emphasizes how personal and cultural diversity enhances the effectiveness of work groups.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

Suggested Electives (3 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Four Stroke Small Engines
10-461-112
3
Gives an in-depth overview of engine design and operational theory. Parts identification, function and repair are incorporated into the disassembly, reconditioning and assembly of small air-cooled engines. Safety glasses are required.
Agribusiness Sales
10-006-134
3
Covers the basic principles of agribusiness sales. Topics include recognizing potential customers, building a positive customer relationship, designing sales plans, and using market and sales databases. The concepts will be presented using hands-on activities. Students will complete a sales project and presentation.
Agronomy Equipment
10-006-150
3
Provides students with an overview of various types of agronomy-related equipment including chemical and fertilizer applicators, planters and grain drills. Equipment operation, maintenance, calibration and safety will be emphasized. Both large and small equipment will be operated during the class.

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