AGM 291: Diagostics

Credits 8 Lecture Hours 11 Lab Hours 154
This course is the capstone for the Agricultural Mechanics Technology program. Students will employ skills developed in previous classes to test and diagnose hydraulic, electrical, and mechanic issues in agricultural equipment. Lab time will closely simulate real-world agricultural mechanic work. Successful completion of this course will require adept troubleshooting, communication, time-management, record-keeping skills. This course will put the student critical-thinking and problem-solving capacities to the test.


Students are only eligible to take this class in his or her final quarter of Agricultural Mechanics coursework.
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Differentiate between hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical issues.
  2. Perform diagnoses through the use of appropriate resources.
  3. Support diagnoses with accurate record keeping.
  4. Implement troubleshooting steps.
  5. Perform industry standard repairs.
  6. Demonstrate time-management skills by completing projects in a timely manner.
  7. Demonstrate strong work ethic as a team member and individually.
Institutional Outcomes
3. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, safety awareness, and/or workplace specific skills related to agricultural mechanics.
Course Content Outline
  1. Identifying Complaint
    • Verifying and duplicating
    • Intermittent issues
  2. Diagnose
    • Plan and testing
    • Record keeping
  3. Root Cause
    • Underlying Issues
  4. Correction
    • Repairs
  5. Writing Report
    • Complaint, cause, correction
Department Guidelines
This course requires a minimum passing grade of 85%.