Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Diesel Ag Technology

Ag Sciences

Washington Hall

319-398-5591

www.kirkwood.edu/agrisciences

Entry time

Fall

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters, 1 summer)

The Diesel Ag Technology program offers a two-year A.A.S. degree for students entering the workforce, in agriculture equipment or heavy equipment maintenance and repair. Today’s technicians not only diagnose and fix mechanical problems, they also must understand and troubleshoot the computer-controlled systems found in diesel engines, power trains and hydraulic systems. The program also provides industry training and professional development for graduates. Currently, more than 30 local businesses employ one or more former students who participated in our program.

Career opportunities: general service technician, specialized service technician, parts manager, warranty administrator, shop coordinator, owner/operator, teacher/trainer, safety inspector.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

AGM-113

Hydraulics I

3

AGM-124

Technical Procedures for Power Mechanics Technicians

3

AGM-405

Ag Engines

3

DSL-355

Fundamentals of Internal Combustion Engines

3

MAT-715

Industrial Math I

3

–––––––

Communication elective

3

 

 

18

Second Semester (Spring)

AGM-103

Agricultural Electrical

3

AGM-406

Fundamentals of Power Transfer

3

AGM-419

Machinery Servicing

3

DSL-143

Fundamentals of Electricity

3

WEL-331

Welding Fundamentals

2

 

 

14

Summer

AGM-932

Internship

2

BUS-161

Human Relations

3

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications

2

 

 

7

Third Semester (Fall)

AGM-403

Combine Operation and Adjustment

2

AGM-404

Combine Servicing

4

AGM-422

Diesel Fuel Systems

4

AGM-440

Power Shift Transmissions

3

–––––––

Communication elective

3

–––––––

Commercial Driver’s License (recommended)

0

 

 

16

Fourth Semester (Spring)

AGM-409

Agricultural Diagnosis

13

AGM-414

Fundamentals of Air Conditioning

2

–––––––

Humanities elective

3

 

 

18

Total program credit hours

73

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