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Agricultural Diesel Mechanics - AAS

Agriculture, Business, Computers and Technology

Contact: Wes ENSZ (620)728-4468
Contact: Dale CONARD (620)665-3589
Department Co-Chair: Jillene CUNNINGHAM (620)665-3479
Department Co-Chair: Cynthia RAPP (620)665-3384

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 68 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
AP101 Introduction to Agri-Power 6

Operation of diesel, gasoline and LPG engines with emphasis on multi-cylinder engine design; disassembling, measuring, evaluating and reassembling the engine.

AP102 Hay and Seeding Systems 2

Fundamentals of operating, adjusting and reconditioning new and used harvesting, tillage, planting, spraying and agriculture equipment.

AP103 Power Unit Systems 4

Fundamentals of operation and techniques of troubleshooting and servicing agriculture equipment and electrical systems with emphasis on charging systems, starter systems, electro hydraulics, lights and accessories.

AP104 Agri-Air Conditioning 2

Inspecting, diagnosing, adjusting, troubleshooting and servicing mobile agriculture air conditioning units.

AP105 Field Study and Conference Internship 4

Planned program of work experience consisting of a minimum of 10 weeks or 400 work hours.

AP106 Combine Operation and Repair 2

Theory of operation and proper adjustments of farm combines with emphasis on conventional and rotary machines; adjusting and checking field losses of a combine in actual field operating conditions; repairing combines and making them field ready in the shop.

AP112 Transverse and Axial Combines 4

Advanced repair techniques for transverse and axial combines.
Pre-Reqs: AP106 Combine Operation and Repair

AP119 Agriculture Diesel Electricity 3

Fundamentals of DC electricity, measurement of electrons, electronic components theory and design, electrical safety, storage batteries and test instrument operation used on agricultural equipment.

AP125 Wheeled Tractor Systems 1

Introduction to the wheeled tractor systems including power shift transmissions, hydraulic systems and electrical systems.

AP201 Agriculture Power Units 6

Principles of hydraulics, hydraulic components and the application of hydraulics to agriculture equipment, including troubleshooting and servicing hydraulic systems.

AP203 Complete Tractor Overhaul 7

Diesel fuel system components and diagnosis with emphasis on injectors and fuel injection pumps; power transmission fundamentals including the theory of gear transmissions, hydraulic assist transmissions, hydrostatic transmissions, final drives and clutches.

AP204 Agriculture Hydraulic Systems Diagnosis 4

Complex hydraulic and electro-hydraulic systems of tractors and combines including testing open-center and variable pressure/variable flow hydraulic systems using the hydraulic flow meter and pressure gauges.

AP206 Dealership Operations and Procedures 1

Various departments of agricultural equipment dealerships and their importance to the dealership owner and dealership customers; the role various jobs and personnel have within the dealership structure.

AP225 Advanced Wheeled Tractor Systems 4

Inspecting, diagnosing, adjusting, troubleshooting and servicing wheeled tractors.
Pre-Reqs: AP119 Agriculture Diesel Electricity, and AP125 Wheeled Tractor Systems, and AP201 Agriculture Power Units

AP227 Top Tech 3

Review for AGCO Top Tech certification exam.
Pre-Reqs: AP103 Power Unit Systems

General Education Options 15
Course Title Credits
AR101 Art Appreciation 3.00-3.00

AR104 Art History: Paleolithic to Medieval 3.00-3.00

AR105 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3.00-3.00

AR106 Art Education 3.00-3.00

AR110 Drawing I 3.00-3.00

BI100 Basic Concepts for Allied Health Studies 1.00-1.00

BI101 General Biology 4.00-4.00

BI102 Ecology of Environmental Problems 3.00-3.00

BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6.00-6.00

BI104 Biology I 5.00-5.00

BI105 Biology II 5.00-5.00

BI112 General Microbiology 4.00-4.00

BI115 Basic Radiation Biology 2.00-2.00

BU105 Introduction to Business 3.00-3.00

BU107 Personal Finance 3.00-3.00

BU108 Business Mathematics 3.00-3.00

BU109 Business Communications 3.00-3.00

CC105 Infant and Toddler Development 3.00-3.00

CH101 General Chemistry 5.00-5.00

CH105 Chemistry I 5.00-5.00

CH106 Chemistry II 5.00-5.00

CH108 Principles of Organic and Biochemistry 5.00-5.00

CH201 Organic Chemistry I 5.00-5.00

CH202 Organic Chemistry II 5.00-5.00

EC100 Macroeconomics 3.00-3.00

EC101 Microeconomics 3.00-3.00

ED201 Introduction to Education 3.00-3.00

ED201L Introduction to Education Practicum 1.00-1.00

EN100 English Composition IB 3.00-3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00-3.00

EN102 English Composition II 3.00-3.00

EN107 Business English Grammar 3.00-3.00

EN108 Technical Writing 3.00-3.00

EN120 Children's Literature 3.00-3.00

EN121 World Mythology 3.00-3.00

EN128 Introduction to Creative Writing 3.00-3.00

EN201 Introduction to Literature 3.00-3.00

EN202 British Literature I 3.00-3.00

EN203 British Literature II 3.00-3.00

EN204 American Literature I 3.00-3.00

EN205 American Literature II 3.00-3.00

EN206 Contemporary Literature 3.00-3.00

EN207 Introduction to Shakespeare 3.00-3.00

EN214 Introduction to Cultural Studies: Fairy Tales 3.00-3.00

EN215 Medieval Literature in Contemporary Society 3.00-3.00

EN220 Poetry Writing 3.00-3.00

GE101 World Geography 3.00-3.00

GO100 American Government 3.00-3.00

GO101 State and Local Government 3.00-3.00

GO102 International Relations 3.00-3.00

HI101 American History 1492-1865 3.00-3.00

HI102 American History 1865-Present 3.00-3.00

HI103 World History to 1600 3.00-3.00

HI104 World History since 1600 3.00-3.00

HI105 European History 1500-1815 3.00-3.00

HI106 European History 1815-Present 3.00-3.00

HI115 History of Ancient Rome 3.00-3.00

HI116 History of Medieval Civilization 3.00-3.00

HI122 Film History of World War II 3.00-3.00

HI201 Topics in History 3.00-3.00

HR105 Medical Terminology 3.00-3.00

IS100 Cybersecurity Application 3.00-3.00

IS103 Microcomputer Literacy 2.00-2.00

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3.00-3.00

JL101 Introduction to Mass Communications 3.00-3.00

LE101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3.00-3.00

MA105 Intermediate Algebra 3.00-3.00

MA106 College Algebra 3.00-3.00

MA107 Plane Trigonometry 3.00-3.00

MA108 Elements of Statistics 3.00-3.00

MA109 PreCalculus Mathematics 5.00-5.00

MA110 Calculus 3.00-3.00

MA111 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00-5.00

MA112H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00-5.00

MA113 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 5.00-5.00

MA114H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 5.00-5.00

MA130 Engineering Graphics 5.00-5.00

MA201 Analytical Geometry and Calculus III 5.00-5.00

MA202H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus III 5.00-5.00

MA206 Differential Equations 3.00-3.00

MU101 Music Appreciation 3.00-3.00

MU106 Music Theory I 3.00-3.00

MU107 Music Theory II 3.00-3.00

MU127 Introduction To Jazz/Jazz Rock 3.00-3.00

MU132 Wind Symphony I 1.00-1.00

MU206 Music Theory III 3.00-3.00

MU207 Music Theory IV 3.00-3.00

MU208 History of Art Music of the Western World 3.00-3.00

PE122 Rhythms I 2.00-2.00

PE123 Rhythms II 2.00-2.00

PE124 Aquatic Fitness 1.00-1.00

PE126 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts I 1.00-1.00

PE127 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts II 1.00-1.00

PE130 Beginning Bowling 1.00-1.00

PE131 Advanced Bowling 1.00-1.00

PE140 Badminton/Tennis 1.00-1.00

PE141 Volleyball/Slow Pitch Softball 1.00-1.00

PE145 Golf 1.00-1.00

PE149 Handball and Racquetball 1.00-1.00

PE151 Social Dance-Beginning 1.00-1.00

PE156 Aerobic Dance 1.00-1.00

PE173 Fitness for Life 1.00-1.00

PE178 Yoga I 1.00-1.00

PE203 Rhythms III 2.00-2.00

PL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3.00-3.00

PL103 Introductory Logic 3.00-3.00

PL104 Ethics 3.00-3.00

PL105 Death and Dying 3.00-3.00

PS100 General Psychology 3.00-3.00

PS101 Human Relations 3.00-3.00

PS102 Human Growth and Development 3.00-3.00

PS201 Psychology of Personality 3.00-3.00

PS202 Abnormal Psychology 3.00-3.00

PY101 Descriptive Astronomy 3.00-3.00

PY102 Weather and Climate 3.00-3.00

PY103 Physical Geology 3.00-3.00

PY104L Physical Geology Lab 1.00-1.00

PY110 Physical Science 5.00-5.00

PY112 General Physics I 5.00-5.00

PY113 General Physics II 5.00-5.00

PY201 Engineering Physics I 5.00-5.00

PY202 Engineering Physics II 5.00-5.00

PY205 Engineering Mechanics-Statics 3.00-3.00

RE101 New Testament Literature 3.00-3.00

RE102 Old Testament Literature 3.00-3.00

RE106 Introduction to World Religions 3.00-3.00

SH101 Public Speaking 3.00-3.00

SH122 Voice and Diction 3.00-3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00-3.00

SH220 Persuasive Communication 3.00-3.00

SH225 Argumentation and Advocacy 3.00-3.00

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00-3.00

SO101 Marriage and Family 3.00-3.00

SO102 Changing Roles of Women and Men 3.00-3.00

SO103 Stress Management 1.00-1.00

SO104 Assertiveness Training 2.00-2.00

SO111 Cultural Anthropology 3.00-3.00

SO113 Cultural Diversity 3.00-3.00

SO122 Introduction to Social Work 3.00-3.00

SO123 Social Welfare and Society 3.00-3.00

SO201 Social Problems 3.00-3.00

SP100 Workplace Spanish 2.00-2.00

SP101 Elementary Spanish I 5.00-5.00

SP102 Elementary Spanish II 5.00-5.00

TH115 Theatre Appreciation 3.00-3.00

TH116 Introduction to Acting 3.00-3.00

TH117 Scene Design 3.00-3.00

TH118 Stagecraft 3.00-3.00

TH119 Stage Makeup 3.00-3.00

TH121 Advanced Acting 3.00-3.00

TH122 Voice and Diction 3.00-3.00

TH123 Theatre Practicum I 1.00-1.00

TR101 Applied Algebra 3.00-3.00

TR103 Applied Trigonometry 3.00-3.00

TR120 Work Ethics 3.00-3.00

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