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

AR102 Art History: Modern 3.00

AR104 Art History: Paleolithic to Medieval 3.00

AR105 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3.00

AR106 Art Education 3.00

AR110 Drawing I 3.00

BI100 Basic Concepts for Allied Health Studies 1.00

BI101 General Biology 4.00

BI102 Ecology of Environmental Problems 3.00

BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6.00

BI104 Biology I 5.00

BI105 Biology II 5.00

BI112 General Microbiology 4.00

BI115 Basic Radiation Biology 2.00

CH101 General Chemistry 5.00

CH105 Chemistry I 5.00

CH106 Chemistry II 5.00

CH108 Principles of Organic and Biochemistry 5.00

CH110H Honors Principles of Chemistry I 5.00

CH111H Honors Principles of Chemistry II 5.00

CH201 Organic Chemistry I 5.00

CH202 Organic Chemistry II 5.00

EC100 Macroeconomics 3.00

EC101 Microeconomics 3.00

EN100 English Composition IB 3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00

EN102 English Composition II 3.00

EN103H Honors English Composition I 3.00

EN107 Business English 3.00

EN108 Technical Writing 3.00

EN120 Children's Literature 3.00

EN121 World Mythology 3.00

EN128 Introduction to Creative Writing 3.00

EN201 Introduction to Literature 3.00

EN202 British Literature I 3.00

EN203 British Literature II 3.00

EN204 American Literature I 3.00

EN205 American Literature II 3.00

EN206 Contemporary Literature 3.00

EN207 Introduction to Shakespeare 3.00

EN214 Introduction to Cultural Studies: Fairy Tales 3.00

EN215 Medieval Literature in Contemporary Society 3.00

EN220 Poetry Writing 3.00

FR101 Elementary French I 5.00

FR102 Elementary French II 5.00

FR103 Elementary French III 3.00

GE101 World Geography 3.00

GE110 United States Regional Geography 3.00

GO100 American Government 3.00

GO101 State and Local Government 3.00

GO102 International Relations 3.00

GR101 Elementary German I 3.00

GR102 Elementary German II 3.00

GR103 Elementary German III 3.00

GR205 Oral German 2.00

HI101 American History 1492-1865 3.00

HI102 American History 1865-Present 3.00

HI103 World History to 1600 3.00

HI104 World History since 1600 3.00

HI105 European History 1500-1815 3.00

HI106 European History 1815-Present 3.00

HI111 A Survey of Russian History 3.00

HI115 History of Ancient Rome 3.00

HI116 History of Medieval Civilization 3.00

HI121 Kansas History 3.00

HI122 Film History of World War II 3.00

HI201 Topics in History 3.00

IS103 Microcomputer Literacy 2.00

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3.00

MA105 Intermediate Algebra 3.00

MA106 College Algebra 3.00

MA107 Plane Trigonometry 3.00

MA108 Elements of Statistics 3.00

MA109 PreCalculus Mathematics 5.00

MA110 Calculus 3.00

MA111 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00

MA112H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00

MA113 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 5.00

MA114H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 5.00

MA130 Engineering Graphics I 5.00

MA201 Analytical Geometry and Calculus III 5.00

MA202H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus III 5.00

MA206 Differential Equations 3.00

MU101 Music Appreciation 3.00

MU102 Introduction to Music Literature 3.00

MU106 Music Theory I 3.00

MU107 Music Theory II 3.00

MU127 Introduction To Jazz/Jazz Rock 3.00

MU132 Symphonic Band I 1.00

MU206 Music Theory III 3.00

MU207 Music Theory IV 3.00

MU208 History of Art Music of the Western World 3.00

PE122 Rhythms I 2.00

PE123 Rhythms II 2.00

PE124 Aquatic Fitness 1.00

PE126 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts I 1.00

PE127 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts II 1.00

PE130 Beginning Bowling 1.00

PE131 Advanced Bowling 1.00

PE140 Badminton/Tennis 1.00

PE141 Volleyball/Slow Pitch Softball 1.00

PE145 Golf 1.00

PE149 Handball and Racquetball 1.00

PE151 Social Dance-Beginning 1.00

PE156 Aerobic Dance 1.00

PE173 Fitness for Life 1.00

PE203 Rhythms III 2.00

PL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3.00

PL103 Introductory Logic 3.00

PL104 Ethics 3.00

PL105 Death and Dying 3.00

PS100 General Psychology 3.00

PS101 Human Relations 3.00

PS102 Human Growth and Development 3.00

PS201 Psychology of Personality 3.00

PS202 Abnormal Psychology 3.00

PY101 Descriptive Astronomy 3.00

PY102 Weather and Climate 3.00

PY103 Physical Geology 3.00

PY104L Physical Geology Lab 1.00

PY110 Physical Science 5.00

PY112 General Physics I 5.00

PY113 General Physics II 5.00

PY201 Engineering Physics I 5.00

PY202 Engineering Physics II 5.00

PY205 Engineering Mechanics-Statics 3.00

RE101 New Testament Literature 3.00

RE102 Old Testament Literature 3.00

RE106 Introduction to World Religions 3.00

SH101 Public Speaking 3.00

SH103 Oral Interpretation 3.00

SH105 Forensics 1.00

SH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00

SH220 Persuasive Communication 3.00

SH225 Argumentation and Advocacy 3.00

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

SO101 Marriage and Family 3.00

SO102 Changing Roles of Women and Men 3.00

SO103 Stress Management 1.00

SO104 Assertiveness Training 2.00

SO111 Cultural Anthropology 3.00

SO113 Cultural Diversity 3.00

SO122 Introduction to Social Work 3.00

SO123 Social Welfare and Society 3.00

SO201 Social Problems 3.00

SP100 Workplace Spanish 2.00

SP101 Elementary Spanish I 5.00

SP102 Elementary Spanish II 5.00

SP202 Spanish Conversation, Culture, and Writing 3.00

TH115 Theatre Appreciation 3.00

TH116 Introduction to Acting 3.00

TH117 Scene Design 3.00

TH118 Stagecraft 3.00

TH119 Stage Makeup 3.00

TH121 Advanced Acting 3.00

TH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

TH123 Theatre Practicum I 1.00

TR101 Applied Algebra 3.00

TR103 Applied Trigonometry 3.00

TR120 Work Ethics 3.00

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