Agricultural Engineering Technology, A.A.S. , Major #0512

Agricultural Engineering is a ThinkPad University curriculum in which the use of laptop computers is integrated into courses.

 Mechanization and automation in agriculture have created demand for technicians in agricultural engineering and mechanics by the farm equipment industry and by operators of large commercial farms.  If a student is interested in mechanical applications and in agriculture, this curriculum can provide many challenging opportunities.  The farm equipment industry today serves not only the commercial farmer but also is one of the major suppliers of such equipment as lawn, garden, and small recreational equipment, as well as construction equipment such as backhoes and small bulldozers for industrial uses.

 Accreditation: The program is accredited by the Equipment and Engine Training Council.

 Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical function of the compression-ignition engines and modern agricultural equipment

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of electrical systems and electronic controls used for diesel-powered equipment and modern agricultural equipment

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of hydraulic systems, components and control systems used for transmitting hydraulic power in diesel-powered equipment and modern agricultural equipment

  • Develop the ability to accurately and efficiently diagnose and repair failures in mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems in diesel-powered equipment and modern agriculture equipment.

 Curriculum Requirements - 64 Credits

courses

credits

OFFT 100 - Introduction to Spreadsheet Software

3

AGEN 100 - Tractor Care and Maintenance

3

AGEN 104 -Principles of Farm Machinery

2

AGEN 115 -Agricultural Engineering Industry Overview

1

DTEC 125 Diesel Electrical Systems

4

DTEC 225 Diesel Electronics

4

AGEN 161 Basic Hydraulics

3

AUTO 102 Metals

3

AGSC 132 Intro to Computer Applications in Precision Farming

2

AGEN 210 Small Power Equipment II

3

AGEN 220 Maintenance, Repair & Performance Tuning of Arctic Cat Equipment

4

AGEN 261 Advanced Hydraulics

4

AGEN 261 Advanced Hydraulics

4

AGEN 131 Fundamentals of Hydraulics

3

AGEN 270 Tractor Overhaul and Repair 

     OR

AGEN 300 Internship in Ag Engineering   

4-5

AGBS 100 Agricultural Economics

     OR

ACCT 100 Accounting Info & Mgt

     OR

AGBS 210 Farm Management 

3

DTEC 150 Diesel Systems 

3

COMP 101 Composition and Research

3

COMP 110 Technical Communications

3

MATH as Advised

3

Natural Sciences w/Lab As Advised (Phys 107, CHEM, BIOL)

4

Social Science Elective as Advised (HIST, PHIL, POLI, SOCI)

6

Suggested Course Sequence

Year 1/Fall - 18 credits

AGEN 100 Tractor Care and Maintenance

3

AGEN 105 Principles of Farm Machinery

2

AGEN 131 Fundamentals of Hydraulics

3

AGEN 115 Agricultural Engineering Industry Overview

1

AGSC 132 Intro to Computer Applications in Precision Farming

2

DTEC 125 Diesel Electrical Systems

4

MATH as Advised

3

Year 1/Spring - 17 Credits

AGEN 161 - Basic Hydraulics

3

AGEN 210 - Small Power Equipment II

3

DTEC 225 - Diesel Electronics

4

AUTO 102 - Metals

3

Natural Science with Lab as Advised

4

Year 2/Fall - 17 Credits

AGEN 261 - Advanced Hydraulics

4

DTEC 150 - Diesel Systems

3

AGBS 100 - Agricultural Economics

3

OR

AGBS 201- Farm Management

3

OR

ACCT 100 - Accounting Information and Management

3

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

OFFT 110 - Introduction to Spreadsheet Software

1

Social Science Elective as Advised

3

Year 2/Spring - 16-17 Credits

AGEN 270 - Tractor Overhaul and Repair

5

OR

AGEN 300 - Internship in Agricultural Engineering

4

AGEN 220 - Maintenance, Repair & Performance Tuning of Arctic Cat Equipment

4

COMP 110 - Technical Communication

3

Social Science Elective as Advised

3