Mechanized Agriculture Technology A.S. Degree (01450.AS)
School of Agriculture and Industrial Technology
Agriculture’s dependence on power equipment has given rise to a tremendous vocational education program at Merced College in the Mechanized Agriculture field.
The Mechanized Agriculture program offers courses in a wide variety of subject areas including Power Equipment Mechanics, Agricultural Construction, Diesel Engines, Hydraulics, Small Power Equipment, Machinery Management, and Power Equipment Operation. The Mechanized Agriculture facilities at the College are modern, spacious and equipped with current equipment that is used in the industry.
For instruction in Power Equipment Mechanics, the College shop has diesel engines of all makes and styles, hydraulic components, injection pumps, tractors, and agriculture equipment used for “hands-on” student training. Equipment used in the operation courses consist of both current model tractors as well as vintage designs. In addition, all of the implements necessary to run a complete farming operation are available for instructional use. Trucks and heavy equipment are also available for student instruction.
The Diesel Fuel Systems instruction provides the opportunity for our students to utilize a fully equipped fuel injection room. The College provides students with the tools necessary for all classes.
The Associate in Science degree in Mechanized Agriculture Technology is available for students who meet the graduation requirements and complete the following required courses, with a minimum grade of a “C” (or P) in each course in the degree, and maintain a 2.0 GPA.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
A. Explain the basic theory of the subject matter or system for the course of instruction based on industry standards.
B. Analyze a scenario based upon an equipment system failure/problem/ complaint.
C. Employ a systematic approach to troubleshooting a system malfunction and prepare a solution.
D. Demonstrate the correct tools/supplies required to diagnose/repair a malfunction
E. Evaluate if the path of repair was correct by testing and/or completing a work order/report.
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Program Core: (34 Units)
AGMA-02 Agriculture Equipment
AGMA-07 Compact Power Equipment
AGMA-11 Diesel Engines
AGMA-12 Equipment Mechanics Skills
AGMA-13 Power Equipment Air Conditioning
AGMA-14 Power Equipment Electrical Systems
AGMA-16 Power Trains
AGMA-17 Applied Electrical and Hydraulic Service
AGMA-18 Applied Diesel Technical Skills
AGMA-19 Advanced Diagnosis and Repair
AGMA-20 Introduction to Equipment Diagnosis and Repair
Major Total: (34 Units)
Completion of MCCD-GE Breadth: (23 units)
Elective (as needed to reach 60 units) Units: (3 Units)
Total Degree Units: (60 Units)
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