Program Description: Agricultural Technology is an Associate Degree program. It is a combination of classroom and cooperative education training. The classroom and related instruction was designed jointly with industry to provide the student with theoretical, technical, and general academic knowledge needed to succeed in the agricultural equipment servicing industry. The cooperative work phase of the program requires students to be employed full-time in supervised John Deere dealerships to receive on-the-job experience. The cooperative work phase will be supervised and evaluated. Graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and may be employed as technicians, parts managers, or sales and service personnel.
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will wire a basic air conditioning system.
• Students will identify electrical problems in a nonfunctioning heat pump system.
• Students will identify mechanical problems in a nonfunctioning heat pump system.
Length of Program: Five (5) Semesters
Cost of Program: Click Here.
Entrance Date: Fall Semester
Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.
Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.
Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Additional Requirements: Applicants must secure the sponsorship of an authorized John Deere dealership. Contact the Admissions Office (229)225-5060 to receive a complete Agricultural Technology admissions packet.
Program Final Exit Point: Agricultural Technology, Associate of Applied Science.
Credits Required for Graduation: 67 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation
|1. General Core Courses||15|
|Area I: Language Arts/Communication||3|
|ENGL||1101||Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences||3|
|Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics||3|
|One Mathematics Course|
|Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts||3|
|And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (as approved by program advisor)||3|
|General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.||3|
|2. Occupational Courses (51 hours)|
|COMP||1000||Introduction to Computers||3|
|AGRI||1110||Service Technician Fundamentals||3|
|AGRI||1120||Basic Diesel Engines||3|
|AGRI||1130||Basic Power Trains||2|
|AGRI||1160||Air Conditioning Systems||2|
|AGRI||1170||Harvesting Equipment & AMS Equipment Set-up||2|
|AGRI||2110||Advanced Engines & Diagnostics||2|
|AGRI||2120||Advanced Hydraulics & Diagnostics||2|
|AGRI||2140||Advanced Power Trains and Diagnostics||2|
|AGRI||2210||Dealer Internship I||12|
|AGRI||2220||Dealer Internship II||12|