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Agriculture-Mechanics (AGM)

Basic machinery maintenance and adjustment of equipment used in agricultural business.
 
A study of hydraulic components, including troubleshooting, removal, repair and replacement.
 
Troubleshooting, repairing, removing and replacing hydraulic components. Co-requisite: AGM-114.
 
Basic hydraulic laws and principles as they apply to the farm equipment mechanics repair industry, how basic components work.
 
Using hydraulic test equipment, working at the test bench and testing hydraulics on tractors. Co-requisite: AGM-117.
 
General farm construction including concrete work, fencing, building fabrication and remodeling, electrical wiring and plumbing for water and gas.
 
Introduction to electric, gas, wire and oxy-acetylene welding.
 
Basic laws and principles of electricity as they apply to the farm equipment repair industry, how basic components work.
 
Application of electrical laws and principles in checking electrical systems on selected farm equipment using electrical test equipment. Co-requisite: AGM-301.
 
Study of selected farm equipment electrical components and how to troubleshoot, repair or remove, and replace them.
 
Troubleshooting, repairing, removing and replacing electrical components. Co-requisite: AGM-302.
 
Fundamentals of engine overhaul with the emphasis on diesel and gasoline engines.
 
Continuation of AGM-204 including design and operation of diesel engines as well as rebuilding and troubleshooting
procedures. Lecture and laboratory.
 
Theory, diagnosis and service of the complete air conditioning system as applied to farm equipment Lecture and laboratory.
 
Assembly, maintenance and adjustment of harvesting, planting, tillage and spraying equipment. Lecture and laboratory.
 
Study of technical principles and their application to fuel injection systems and turbos, including diagnostics, adjustments and overhaul procedures. Co-requisite: AGM-421.
 
Application of technical principles to fuel systems and turbos, including diagnosis, adjustments and overhaul procedures. Co-requisite: concurrent registration in AGM-420.
 
Technical principles and their application to drive shafts, universal joints, differentials, differential locks, final drives and PTO’s, including diagnosis, repair, adjustment and overhaul procedures.
 
Technical principles and their application to transmissions and clutches, including diagnosis, repair, adjustment and overhaul procedures.
 
A four week block of time in which each student works as a regular mechanic in a farm implement related dealership.
 
AGM-851 Dealership Experience, 2 cr.
A four week block of time in which each student works as a regular mechanic in a farm implement related dealership. This is the second on-the-job training.
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