Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Diesel Agriculture Technology

Ag Sciences

Washington Hall

319-398-5609

www.kirkwood.edu/agrisciences

Entry time
Fall

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years (5 terms, including 1 summer)

The Diesel Agriculture 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

Term 1-Fall

AGM-405

Ag Engines

3

AGM-113

Hydraulics I

3

MAT-715

Industrial Math I

3

AGM-124

Technical Procedures for Power Mechanics Technicians

3

DSL-355

Fundamentals of Internal Combustion Engines

3

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Communications Course

3

 

 

18

Term 2-Spring

DSL-143

Fundamentals of Electricity

3

AGM-419

Machinery Servicing

3

AGM-406

Fundamentals of Power Transfer

3

AGM-334

Advanced Ag Electronics

2

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

 

 

14

Term 3-Summer

AGM-932

Internship

2

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications

2

WEL-331

Welding Fundamentals

2

 

 

6

Term 4-Fall

AGM-404

Combine Servicing

4

AGM-403

Combine Operation and Adjustment

2

AGM-440

Power Shift Transmissions

3

AGM-422

Diesel Fuel Systems

4

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Communications Course

3

 

 

16

Term 5-Spring

AGM-409

Agricultural Diagnosis

13

AGM-414

Fundamentals of Air Conditioning

2

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Humanities Course

3

 

 

18

Total program credit hours

72

Additional Information
It is possible upon graduation of Diesel Agriculture Technology to take the required Diesel Truck Technology classes Kirkwood offers and attain a second degree in a minimal amount of time. See an advisor for further details.

A commercial driver's license (CDL) is recommended for Kirkwood's Diesel programs. Students can take Kirkwood's Continuing Education CDL driving program offered at the end of the fall semester.

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