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Agriculture Equipment Service Technician

31-070-5 Technical Diploma (TD) Full Time 43 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Agricultural equipment is becoming more and more complex. You need advanced technical skills to work on planting and harvesting equipment today. Learn to maintain and repair diesel engine systems, drive trains, hydraulics, electrical systems, GPS, air conditioning, materials handling equipment, and harvesting equipment. You’ll gain practical, hands-on training and applied skills such as repair, diagnostics and troubleshooting, which are critical for this industry. In addition, your study of agribusiness and agriculture marketing will position you to be a valued and skilled technician in this industry.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Specific (40 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Agriculture Hydraulic Systems
    10-070-110
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10070110
    • Credits: 2.00

    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
    3Credit
    90
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10070130
    • Credits: 3.00

    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
    3Credit
    90
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10070131
    • Credits: 3.00

    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.

  • Intro to Service Maintenance & Principles
    10-070-103
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10070103
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces students to service department functions, service related programs, and principles. Exposure to compact equipment with attachments. Students will learn assembly, pre-delivery, preventative maintenance inspection, along with basic maintenance techniques.

    Coreq: Written Communications 10801195
  • Safety Principles/Shop Tools
    10-070-104
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10070104
    • Credits: 2.00

    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 learn the different tools. They will also learn and perform some basic welding and cutting torch applications.

    Coreq: Ag Mechanics Program Shirts 94070001
  • Ag Planting Equipment
    10-070-120
    3Credit
    90
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10070120
    • Credits: 3.00

    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
    4Credit
    108
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10070123
    • Credits: 4.00

    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
    3Credit
    90
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10070132
    • Credits: 3.00

    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
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10070136
    • Credits: 3.00

    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)
  • Ag Diesel Engine Systems
    10-070-118
    3Credit
    90
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10070118
    • Credits: 3.00

    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: Safety Principles/Shop Tool 10070104
  • Precision Equipment Systems
    10-070-137
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10070137
    • Credits: 3.00

    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.

  • Agriculture Air Conditioning
    10-070-115
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10070115
    • Credits: 1.00

    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
    3Credit
    90
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10070121
    • Credits: 3.00

    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
    3Credit
    72
    90

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10070126
    • Credits: 3.00

    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
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10070139
    • Credits: 1.00

    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.

    Occupational Supportive (3 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
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