Agricultural Power Machinery (A.A.S.)
Modern agriculture demands skilled technicians who have an understanding of the complex designs and applications of power machinery. The Agricultural Power Machinery major deals with the techniques of servicing and selling farm machinery and tractors. Students develop basic working skills in the mechanics of gas and diesel power units, field machines, hydraulics, transmissions and final drives, as well as diesel engines, power trains, computerized controllers, electronics, and mobile air conditioning as they pertain to modern tractors. Additional course work specializes in tillage, planting, harvesting, and materials handling equipment. Extensive use of electronic technical manuals, computerized testing procedures, and Global Positioning are incorporated in the curriculum. Practical knowledge of agriculture coupled with general management practices will prepare students for employment with farms, agricultural equipment dealerships and companies for management, sales, parts and service positions.