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Technical Program - Ag Power Technology (Certificate) - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL

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Ag Power Technology (Certificate) (CRT.AGPWR)

Certificate

Agriculture Power Technology is designed to prepare students as technicians and parts counter clerks for agriculture machinery dealerships. The program develops the student's skills necessary to diagnose and repair diesel fuel systems, engines, transmissions and electrical systems of agricultural equipment. Students must purchase hand tools necessary for use in this program.


Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by the student's degree audit.


For more information contact:
Randy Aper
217-234-5307
raper@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
1 Course offered in Summer Term Only
2 N/A




First Year
First Semester
AGR 091
Covers theory and principles involved in hydraulics and their application to the mechanization and maintenance of farm power machinery.

Course Outline


Hydraulics +
3
AGR 080
Designed to develop a working knowledge of the concepts and components of farm power and machinery electrical systems. Discusses basic electrical principles of electromagnetism and use of electrical test meters including the repair of ignition and charging systems.

Course Outline


Ignition and Electrical Systems +
3.5
AGR 087
Provide basic understanding of diesel engine fuel systems and operation. Students will learn diagnosis, removal of diesel pumps, and injector repair.


Course Outline


Diesel Fuel Systems * +
3
AGR 088
Covers standard and automatic transmissions, their gears and gear ratios, application and use, service requirements, and adjustments in farm power equipment and machinery units.


Course Outline


Ag Transmissions and Power Trains * +
3.5
TEC 048
Focuses on basic arithmetic and calculations necessary for solving shop oriented problems involving geometric figures, formulas and algebra. Students draw graphs. A scientific calculator is required, so there is little or no memorization.

Course Outline


Applied Shop Computations +
3
  Total Semester Hours:
16
 
Second Semester
AGR 089
Designed to develop students' skills necessary to successfully overhaul a gas, liquid propane, or diesel farm equipment engine. Students will be able to accomplish disassembly and assembly procedures, measure parts for wear, engine overhaul, and tune-up and break-in procedures.


Course Outline


Tractor Overhaul * +++
6
AGR 097
Covers the theory and principles of operation, set-up and adjustment, troubleshooting, and repair of major brands of planters, drills, field cultivators, and primary tillage equipment.


Course Outline


Planting and Tillage Equipment +++
3
AGR 082
Designed to increase knowledge in electrical systems. After completion of this course, students will be able to properly use service equipment to diagnose electronically controlled monitor systems and components on tractors and harvesting equipment.


Course Outline


Advanced Electrical Systems * +++
3
AGR 092
Provides an in-depth study of hydraulics and its functions in mechanization. This course looks specifically at John Deere, Case-IH, Deutz-Allis, and Ford systems. Emphasis will be placed on theory of operation, diagnosis, and repair of machinery manufacturers' equipment.


Course Outline


Advanced Hydraulics * +++
3
S.O.E. I
No description available

+++
3.5
  Total Semester Hours:
18.5
 
Summer Term
AGR 094
Focuses on the theory of air conditioning, diagnosis of problems, and the safe handling of air conditioning material. Extensive hands-on is provided for diagnosis, service procedures, and agricultural air conditioning component repair. Equipment that will be covered will be two and four-wheel drive tractors, combines, and fertilizer applicator trucks.

Course Outline


Ag Machinery Air Conditioning 1
3
AGR 086
Designed to teach the basic fundamentals of the operating principles and adjustments of combines and bailers.

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Adjusting New and Used Harvest Equipment 1
2.5
  Total Semester Hours:
5.5
 


Additional Courses
Additional Courses
AGR 042
On the job experience as a full-time employee in selected agriculture occupation. Must be in curriculum that degree is awarded. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline


SOE II 1
2.5
AGR 049
Provides an intensified study into agricultural machinery safety. Focuses on why agriculture machinery accidents happen, how they can be prevented, and how to create a safe working environment. Visual aids are utilized to display effect.

Course Outline


OSHA Agriculture Machinery Safety +++
1
Total Program Hours: 40

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