Diesel Technology - Ag

Associate of Applied Science Degree

2013-2014 academic year

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in diesel technology with an agriculture concentration. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 80.5 Credit Hours.

Required Core Courses

Core 67.5 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
WELD 1010 Related Welding
Basic welding fundamentals for vocational programs other than welding. Emphasizes shielded metallic arc welding and oxyacetylene welding.
DESL 1010 Ag Electrical Systems Theory
The study of basic electricity, circuitry and wiring diagrams used on farm equipment. Complete coverage of batteries, starting circuits, charging circuits, multi-meters and accessory circuits including operation, testing, and diagnostic procedures.
DESL 1020 Ag Electrical Systems Lab
A practical application of the analysis, repair, and testing of the material covered in DESL 1010. This lab involves the use of proper methods, tools and service materials to complete work requirements.
WELD 1020 Related Welding Lab
Lab experience for WELD 1010. Emphasizes shielded metallic arc welding and oxyacetylene welding.
DESL 1055 Ag Power Trains and Farm Machines Theory
Study of the practical operations of bearings, bushings, gears, and the systems of power trains incorporated in farm tractors. Includes the fundamentals of mechanical steering, gear repair and adjustment, and the basic study of farm machinery used in modern farming, this includes a study of a variety of farm machinery operations, tests and troubleshooting of farm machinery.
DESL 1065 Ag Air Conditioning Theory
An introduction to the fundamentals of air conditioning and basic refrigeration principles including the study of different types of compressors, evaporators, controls and condensers used on today's farm equipment. Gauge reading as a diagnostic tool, environmental issues and preparation for certification to handle refrigerants is also covered.
DESL 1075 Ag Air Conditioning Lab
A practical application of the diagnosis, service, repair installation, and overhaul of the systems covered in DESL 1065. Lab projects emphasize the proper use of gauges and other tools to diagnose and repair the system.
DESL 1085 Ag Power Trains and Farm Machines Lab
Practical experience in repair, troubleshooting and testing of various power trains and farm machinery used in today's farm equipment. Students are required to disassemble, analyze, troubleshoot, repair and assemble farm machinery.
DESL 1090 Shop Safety Training
A basic course in OSHA safety training including many common shop situations. Includes personal protection equipment, hazard communications, hand and power tool safety, safe lifting, fire prevention, and forklift operator training. A safety training certificate and forklift operator license will be given to each student who passes the course. Training and testing will be done in a classroom environment with hands on observation during normal diesel lab times.
CAPL 1290 Job Search and Employment
Basic course in analysis of qualifications and operation of cooperative internship programs, locating and researching a prospective business or company, developing a resume and cover letter, and preparing for an employment interview.
DESL 1300 Cooperative Internship I
Work-study program for in-depth instruction on the job. The college gives both related and vocational instruction before and or during this period, including seminars directly related to the work experience. These experiences are planned and supervised by the college and employers so that each contributes to the student's education and employability. Work periods may be scheduled part or full time. Permission of instructor required.
DESL 2015 Ag Electronics Theory
The study of electronic systems used on today's farm equipment including microprocessors, sensors, monitors, controllers, emergency shutdown systems and GPS systems. Also includes operation, set-up, testing and diagnosing of these systems.
DESL 2025 Ag Electronics Lab
Includes proper use of tools, scanners, and other test equipment required to service electronic circuits on farm equipment. Also covers proper installation, calibration, set-up, testing, and diagnosing various types of electronic devices.
DESL 2030 Ag Engine and Fuel Systems Theory
A study of the various types of diesel engines including both two and four-stroke cycle and direct and indirect injection styles. Includes diagnosis, service, and repair procedures for the basic engine as well as air induction, fuel, lubrication and cooling systems. Must have completed first year of the DESL program or permission of instructor.
DESL 2040 Ag Engines and Fuel Systems Lab
The course includes disassembly, repair, measurement, and assembly procedures for diesel engines and diesel fuel systems. Emphasis on diagnosis, testing and repairing of diesel engines and related systems including fuel systems.
DESL 2070 Hydraulic Theory
Practical application of basic laws of hydraulics and schematics of farm tractors and industrial hydraulics. Includes the theory and operations of hydraulic components, testing and troubleshooting used in today's equipment.
DESL 2080 Hydraulic Lab
Practical experience in repair, troubleshooting, and testing various hydraulic components used in today's farm tractors and industrial equipment. Students are required to disassemble, analyze, troubleshoot, repair, and assemble hydraulic components.

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Career Composition
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.

Mathematics 4 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1030 Applied Mathematics I
Development of math skills for success in the industry with major emphasis on problem solving through numerical methods. A scientific calculator serves a major means to this end. Topics include numeration and operations, measurement, number representation, and formulas.
MATH 1050 Applied Mathematics II
Continuation of MATH 1030 supporting the methods developed during the first course with continued emphasis on specific applications found in the industries.

Science or Technology 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1000 Basic Computer Applications
An introduction to basic computer operations using personal computers operating in a Windows environment. Students learn to use the computer to create and edit word processing and spreadsheet documents and use the Internet as a resource for information.

Science or Technology or Exploratory Studies 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INDT 1040 Industrial Process Dynamics
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of industrial physics that are frequently encountered in the work place. Principles of mass, velocity, flow, temperature, pressure, heat, gases, liquids, solids, fluid systems, energy, work, power, torque and heat energy transfer are covered.

Social Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1010 Personal and Business Finance
Covers the basic principles needed for effective personal and business finance management, including the practical applications of budgeting, credit, insurance, taxes, along with business overhead, break-even analysis, and return on investment.

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