Agriculture Mechanics

Mechanics is the science of things in motion. Agricultural mechanics is concerned with these principles as they apply to the repair and maintenance of cultivation machines. Through offering a one-year Certificate of Achievement and a two-year AAS, this program will equip students with in-depth knowledge and skills related to hydraulic, braking, drivetrain, diesel, electrical, and mechanical systems. Successful graduates of this program will also be able to proficiently weld and fabricate.

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  1. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context.
  2. Students will be able to reason mathematically using methods appropriate to agricultural mechanics.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, safety awareness, and/or workplace specific skills related to agricultural mechanics.
  4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of scientific principles when applied to the diagnoses and/or repair of agricultural equipment systems.
  5. Students will demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in the diagnoses of agricultural equipment.
  6. Students will diagnose and perform repairs within industry standards.
  7. Students will demonstrate workplace safety when operating, repairing and servicing equipment.
  • Agricultural Equipment Mechanics
  • Service Technicians
  • Farm Maintenance Personnel

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Degrees & Certificates

AAS Agricultural Mechanics Technology

Total Credits: 116
Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context.
  • Students will be able to reason mathematically using methods appropriate to agricultural mechanics.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, safety awareness, and/or workplace specific skills related to agricultural mechanics.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of scientific principles when applied to the diagnoses and/or repair of agricultural equipment systems.
  • Students will demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in the diagnoses of agricultural equipment.
  • Students will diagnose and perform repairs within industry standards.
  • Students will demonstrate workplace safety when operating, repairing and servicing equipment.

Year 1

Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer

Course Credits
AGM 102 1
AGM 109 2
AGM 151 6
MAP 117 5

Course Credits
AUT 121 15
WLD 145 4

Course Credits
AGM 141 6
AUT 111 9
BUS 120 4

Course Credits
AGR 295 5
AGR 297 1
AGM 103 3

Year 2

Fall
Winter
Spring

Course Credits
AGM 161 5
AGM 221 6
AGM 241 5
CMST 100 4

Course Credits
AGM 251 5
AGM 261 6
AGM 129 5

Course Credits
AGM 291 8
AUT 231 6
FAD 150 2
ENG 109 3

Certificate of Achievement - Agricultural Mechanics Technology

Total Credits: 64
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context.
  2. Students will be able to reason mathematically using methods appropriate to agricultural mechanics.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, safety awareness, and/or workplace specific skills related to agricultural mechanics.
  4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of scientific principles when applied to the diagnoses and/or repair of agricultural equipment systems.
  5. Students will demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in the diagnoses of agricultural equipment.
  6. Students will diagnose and perform repairs within industry standards.
  7. Students will demonstrate workplace safety when operating, repairing and servicing equipment.
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer

Course Credits
AGM 102 1
AGM 109 2
AGM 151 6
MAP 117 5
CMST 100 4

Course Credits
AUT 121 15
WLD 145 4
FAD 150 2

Course Credits
AGM 141 6
AUT 111 9
BUS 120 4
ENG 109 3

Course Credits
AGM 103 3

Ag Mechanics Contact
Ag Mechanics Faculty/Staff
Coordinator & advisor, Ethan Tonnemaker

Tonnemaker, Ethan

Agriculture, Ag Mechanics, UAS Program Coordinator
EthanT@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2117
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