This course is an introduction to basic agricultural and natural resources skills required in shop practices including proper selection and care of tools and equipment. Skills are developed in the area of wood working, metal working, welding, electrical, and plumbing, including the selection, use, care, and safety of tools and equipment. (CSU)
This course is designed to introduce the techniques used in the construction and repair of agricultural equipment. The student uses arc welders and oxy-actylene torches for fusion welding, heating, brazing, cutting, and hardsurfacing metals. Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding are emphasized. (CSU)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic theory, maintenance, construction, and repair of two-stroke and four-stroke commercial, industrial, recreational, marine, motorcycle, and lawn and garden engines. (CSU)
This course is designed to prepare the student to analyze, trouble-shoot, repair, and overhaul both two-cycle and four-cycle engines and their industrial applications. (CSU)
This course is designed to instruct the student to analyze and repair electrical problems found on industrial and commercial engines and equipment. (CSU)
This course is designed to introduce specialized applications, drive trains, clutches, transmissions, and final drives. The student learns how to write work orders, develops parts lists, and works with customers. (CSU)
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
This course is designed to introduce the safe operation and use of wheel tractors, crawlers, skid loaders, front end loaders, backhoes, and forklifts. Preventive maintenance, adjustments, minor repairs, and servicing of equipment are emphasized. (CSU, CAN AG 4)
Prerequisites: Completion of survey course with grade of "B" or better and presentation of a project acceptable to the instructor and division chairperson.
This course is open to the student qualified for advanced work in the field. The course may include research, directed reading, field work, or other advanced study and the course may be repeated for a maximum of four units. (CSU)
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of two-stroke and four-stroke engines in relationship to oils, lubrication, safety inspections, precision measurements, and related mathematics. (CSU)
This course is designed to instruct the student in the proper safety and operational theory of internal combustion engines. Emphasis is placed on operational theory and preventive maintenance of the engines found on most compact equipment. Information provided in the course enables the student to better understand service work performed on equipment. (CSU)
This course is an explanation of the design, operation, and proper maintenance of the latest compact diesel engines approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for operation and sales in California after 1997. Topics include fuel characteristics, current emissions testing and standards, related engine systems, operation, and trouble-shooting. Problem-solving component failures and disassembly/assembly of a representative engine is included. Upon successful completion of this course the student is prepared to take the Outdoor Power Equipment Certification (OPEC) test. (CSU)
Limitations on Enrollment: The student must enroll in a course that is directly related to the agricultural engineering internship. The student must enroll in a minimum of 7 units during the semester including internship units. For summer session, the student must enroll in one related course in addition to internship. The combined total number of units a student may take in internship, work experience, and occupational practice may not exceed a maximum of 16 units. Participation requires submission and approval of internship program objectives and an employer internship agreement.
This course is designed for the student participating in an occupational internship in agricultural engineering. Application of discipline-related skills and knowledge of Secretaries Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies is emphasized. Each student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a worksite supervisor and a college internship instructor. (CSU)
This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of agricultural engineering not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count towards the associate degree.
This course is designed for the advanced student in compact engines. The student completes an advanced specialized project developed in consultation with the instructor.
Limitations on Enrollment: The student must enroll in a course that is directly related to the agricultural engineering work experience. The student must enroll in a minimum of 7 units during the semester including work experience units. For summer session, the students must enroll in one related course in addition to work experience. The combined total number of units a student may take in internship, work experience, and occupational practice may not exceed a maximum of 16 units. Participation requires submission and approval of work experience program objectives and an employer work experience agreement.
This course is designed for the student employed in agricultural engineering. The course objectives are developed by the students in consultation with their his or her supervisor. The student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a worksite supervisor and a college work experience instructor. To register, complete an application form available at the Applied Science and Technology Division office, Holt 140.