Agricultural Diesel Mechanics - CERT

Agriculture, Business, Computers and Technology

Contact: WES ENSZ enszw@hutchcc.edu (620)728-4468
Department Co-Chair: JILLENE CUNNINGHAM cunninghamj@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3479
Department Co-Chair: JANET HAMILTON NEWTON Hamiltonj@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3384

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

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 38 credit hours.

First Semester

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.

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.

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.

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.

Semester Total - 19

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
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.

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.

Semester Total - 15

Summer 1

Course Title Credits
AP105 Field Study and Conference Internship 4

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

Semester Total - 4

This is a suggested sequence of courses based on the average full-time student load. Not all courses are offered every semester. Consult with your advisor for more information.
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