Associate in Applied Science

Agricultural Mechanics Technology AAS (116+ Credits)

Mechanics is the science of things in motion.  Agricultural mechanics is concerned with these principles as they apply to the repair and maintenance of cultivation machines.  Through offering a one-year Certificate of Achievement and a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS), this program will equip students with in-depth knowledge and skills related to hydraulic, braking, drivetrain, diesel, electrical, and mechanical systems.  Successful graduates of this program will also be able to proficiently weld and fabricate.

Agricultural Mechanics Technology AAS (116+ credits)

The AAS in Agriculture Mechanics Technology provides a deep dive into the field of agricultural mechanics.  Courses are designed to teach students the intersectional competencies required of the modern mechanical technician.  Students will gain mechanical, welding, hydraulic and electrical skills taught to industry technical and safety standards.  Students will graduate with deep knowledge of drivetrain and diesel systems and will have hours of experience diagnosing and repairing agricultural equipment.  Mentoring under field-tested experts, students will gain experience operating agriculture equipment and earn a Forklift Operator Certificate.  Upon completion of the program, students will have proven their ability to think critically, solve complex mechanical issues, lead as a team member, and thrive working individually. 

Program and Degree Learning Outcomes:

  • IO1 Communication
    Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context.
  • IO2 Quantitative Reasoning
    Students will be able to reason mathematically using methods appropriate to agricultural mechanics.
  • IO3 Human Relations/Workplace Skills
    Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, safety awareness, and/or workplace specific skills related to agricultural mechanics.
  • PO4 Students will demonstrate knowledge of scientific principles when applied to the diagnoses and/or repair of agricultural equipment systems.
  • PO5 Students will demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in the diagnoses of agricultural equipment.
  • PO6 Students will diagnose and perform repairs within industry standards.
  • PO7 Students will demonstrate workplace safety when operating, repairing and servicing equipment.

The following schedule of courses is the recommended program for completing the AAS degree. See a program advisor for substitute courses.

Winter Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
19

Spring Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
20

Summer Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
5-24

Second Year

Fall Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
21

Winter Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
16

Spring Quarter 

Course Code
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
19
Total Credits
116