Equipment Technology, AS

Natural Sciences Division
Degree S0118

The courses in equipment technology are designed to enable students to prepare for a career in this essential and diverse profession. This degree is part of our comprehensive Agricultural Sciences program. Our program is unique in that most courses provide hands-on experience and are designed to give the student a combination of practical skills and technical knowledge. Students who intend to transfer should meet with a counselor or advisor to check the lower division requirements in the catalog of the college or university which they will attend and also the semester and year in which courses are offered.

This program is intended to prepare students to become technicians for entry level positions or skills enhancement in the operation, service, maintenance and repair of industrial and agricultural power equipment.

Listed below are the courses needed to satisfy major requirements. It is recommended that students consult with the department chairperson, counselor or advisor to file an educational plan. For additional information, call the Agricultural Sciences Department, ext. 4540 or visit the Mt. SAC Web site at Agricultural Sciences.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

AGAG 1Food Production, Land Use, and Politics - A Global Perspective3
AGAG 59Work Experience in Agriculture1-4
AGOR 51Tractor and Landscape Equipment Operations3
AGOR 52Hydraulics3
AGOR 53Small Engine Repair I3
AGOR 54Small Engine Repair II3
AGOR 55Diesel Engine Repair3
AGOR 56Engine Diagnostics3
AGOR 57Power Train Repair3
AGOR 71Construction Fundamentals3
AGOR 72Landscape Hardscape Applications3
CISB 15Microcomputer Applications3.5
Total Units34.5-37.5

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  •  Be able to demonstrate fundamentals of operating tractors and equipment covered in class.
  •  Demonstrate professional conduct in the industry.
  • Be able to give a professional quality oral presentation.
  • Be proficient in engine disassembly, evaluation of components, and reassembly of small air-cooled gasoline engine.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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