Diesel Technology - Ag

Associate of Applied Science Degree

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in diesel technology with an agriculture concentration. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 80.5 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 65.5 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
DESL 1010 Ag Electrical Systems Theory
The study of basic electricity, circuitry and wiring diagrams used on farm equipment. Complete coverage of batteries, starting circuits, charging circuits, multi-meters and accessory circuits including operation, testing, and diagnostic procedures.
2.5
WELD 1010 Related Welding
Basic welding fundamentals for vocational programs other than welding. Emphasizes shielded metallic arc welding and oxyacetylene welding.
0.5
WELD 1020 Related Welding Lab
Lab experience for WELD 1010. Emphasizes shielded metallic arc welding and oxyacetylene welding.
1
DESL 1020 Ag Electrical Systems Lab
A practical application of the analysis, repair, and testing of the material covered in DESL 1010. This lab involves the use of proper methods, tools and service materials to complete work requirements.
4.5
DESL 1055 Ag Power Trains and Farm Machines Theory
Study of the practical operations of bearings, bushings, gears, and the systems of power trains incorporated in farm tractors. Includes the fundamentals of mechanical steering, gear repair and adjustment, and the basic study of farm machinery used in modern farming, this includes a study of a variety of farm machinery operations, tests and troubleshooting of farm machinery.
5
DESL 1065 Ag Air Conditioning Theory
An introduction to the fundamentals of air conditioning and basic refrigeration principles including the study of different types of compressors, evaporators, controls and condensers used on today's farm equipment. Gauge reading as a diagnostic tool, environmental issues and preparation for certification to handle refrigerants is also covered.
2.5
DESL 1075 Ag Air Conditioning Lab
A practical application of the diagnosis, service, repair installation, and overhaul of the systems covered in DESL 1065. Lab projects emphasize the proper use of gauges and other tools to diagnose and repair the system.
4.5
DESL 1085 Ag Power Trains and Farm Machines Lab
Practical experience in repair, troubleshooting and testing of various power trains and farm machinery used in today's farm equipment. Students are required to disassemble, analyze, troubleshoot, repair and assemble farm machinery.
9
DESL 1095 Shop Processes and Safety
This course covers basic shop processes, tools, fasteners, and equipment including the identification, use, inspection, and care of those tools and equipment. The course also addresses OSHA regulations as it pertains to shop safety. Students have the opportunity to earn both a shop safety certificate and forklift operator certification upon successful completion of the curriculum.
2
DESL 1300 Cooperative Internship I
Work-study program for in-depth instruction on the job. The college gives both related and vocational instruction before and or during this period, including seminars directly related to the work experience. These experiences are planned and supervised by the college and employers so that each contributes to the student's education and employability. Work periods may be scheduled part or full time. Permission of instructor required.
6
DESL 2015 Ag Electronics Theory
The study of electronic systems used on today's farm equipment including microprocessors, sensors, monitors, controllers, emergency shutdown systems and GPS systems. Also includes operation, set-up, testing and diagnosing of these systems.
2.5
DESL 2025 Ag Electronics Lab
Includes proper use of tools, scanners, and other test equipment required to service electronic circuits on farm equipment. Also covers proper installation, calibration, set-up, testing, and diagnosing various types of electronic devices.
4.5
DESL 2030 Ag Engine and Fuel Systems Theory
A study of the various types of diesel engines including both two and four-stroke cycle and direct and indirect injection styles. Includes diagnosis, service, and repair procedures for the basic engine as well as air induction, fuel, lubrication and cooling systems. Must have completed first year of the DESL program or permission of instructor.
5
DESL 2040 Ag Engines and Fuel Systems Lab
The course includes disassembly, repair, measurement, and assembly procedures for diesel engines and diesel fuel systems. Emphasis on diagnosis, testing and repairing of diesel engines and related systems including fuel systems.
9
DESL 2070 Hydraulic Theory
Practical application of basic laws of hydraulics and schematics of farm tractors and industrial hydraulics. Includes the theory and operations of hydraulic components, testing and troubleshooting used in today's equipment.
2.5
DESL 2080 Hydraulic Lab
Practical experience in repair, troubleshooting, and testing various hydraulic components used in today's farm tractors and industrial equipment. Students are required to disassemble, analyze, troubleshoot, repair, and assemble hydraulic components.
4.5

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.
2

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Workplace Communication
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.
3

Exploratory Studies 1 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
CAPL 1290 Introduction to Job Search and Employment
Basic course in analysis of qualifications and operation of cooperative internship programs, locating and researching a prospective business or company, developing a resume and cover letter, and preparing for an employment interview.
1

Mathematics 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1020 Technical Mathematics I
This course provides the math skills required in career/technical fields. The course includes a review of arithmetic operations, exponents, algebraic operations, and right triangle trigonometry with empasis placed applications.
3

Science or Technology or Exploratory Studies 4-5 Credit Hours

INFO 100 required; select one additional course
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1000 Basic Computer Applications
An introduction to basic computer operations using personal computers operating in a Windows environment. Students learn to use the computer to create and edit word processing and spreadsheet documents and use the Internet as a resource for information.
2
LEAD 1010 Introduction to Community Leadership
The course provides an overview of core competencies for community leadership. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics and speakers thus enhancing their understanding of effective leadership, cultural dynamics, and the resources necessary to sustain and revitalize a community. Students will study effective techniques for framing ideas, how to build and use social capital, and how to mobilize resources. This course challenges each student to select a community and design a community engagement strategy.
3
INDT 1040 Industrial Process Dynamics
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of industrial physics that are frequently encountered in the work place. Principles of mass, velocity, flow, temperature, pressure, heat, gases, liquids, solids, fluid systems, energy, work, power, torque and heat energy transfer are covered.
2
HVAC 2230 Physics of Building Science
Study of basic principles of building science to assess energy efficiency in a home while also monitoring conditions that have a direct impact on human health and safety. Students will learn how to perform calculations to meet ventilation requirements and determine thermal efficiency. Student will also learn how to use diagnostic equipment to ensure systems are functioning together correctly to maximize home performance, comfort, energy efficiency, safety, and durability.
2

Social Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1010 Personal and Business Finance
Covers the basic principles needed for effective personal and business finance management, including the practical applications of budgeting, credit, insurance, taxes, along with business overhead, break-even analysis, and return on investment.
2

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