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Agricultural Technology

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.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

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

 

Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
1. General Core Courses 15
 
  Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
  Required Course(s)
    ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
 
  Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
 
  Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3
  Required Course(s)
  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 1140 Basic Hydraulics 2
  AGRI 1150 Basic Electrical/Electronics 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 2130 Advanced Electrical/Electronics 2
  AGRI 2140 Advanced Power Trains and Diagnostics 2
  AGRI 2210 Dealer Internship I 12
  AGRI 2220 Dealer Internship II 12
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