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Agricultural Mechanics - Associate in Applied Science (018)

This program will provide an introduction to the various fields of agricultural mechanics. The program will train students within the Agriculture CTE area. Specifically, students will work within the Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources Career Cluster in jobs such as precision agriculture specialists, service technicians, equipment operators, equipment parts, and equipment sales & service.

Work and Employment

Students will be prepared for jobs such as a Soil Conservationist, Agricultural Engineer, Custom Applicator, Equipment Operator, Health & Safety Specialist, General Laborer, Energy Service Technician, Service Technician, Maintenance Worker, Precision Agriculture Specialist, and equipment parts, sales & service.

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Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College

  • Academic Advising, 815-835-6354
  • Kevin M. Larsen, Assistant Professor of Agriculture, 815-835-6279
  • Jeff Johnson, Multicraft Instructor, 815-835-6572
  • Scott Gillihan, Welding Instructor, 815-835-6278

Total Hours Required - 60 Hours

Major Field Requirements - 34 Hours

  • AGR 109 - Soil Science (4 Semester Hours)

    An introduction to the chemical, physical, and biological properties of soils; the origin, classification, and distribution of soils and their influence on people and food production; the management and conservation of soils; and the environmental impact of soil use. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): AG904 Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec, /2 lab hours/week

  • AGR 116 - Animal Science (4 Semester Hours)

    The application of the sciences of genetics, physiology and nutrition to the improvement of the animal industries and an introduction to management and production practices. Includes animal breeds, breeding and selection, products and marketing; production technology and economics; animal behavior; and current issues in animal science. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): AG902 Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec,/2 lab hours/week

  • AGR 130 - Intro to Agr Mechanics (4 Semester Hours)

    An introduction to agricultural power (engines, hydraulics, calibrations, and agricultural equipment), agricultural electrification and applications (circuits, motors, and controls), agricultural structures (plans, loads, construction materials and layout and design), metal fabrication and soil and water conservation (surveying, mapping, drainage and conservation structures). Prerequisite: None Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): AG906 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/2 lab/week

  • AGR 150 - Intro to Ag Bus Management (4 Semester Hours)

    Organization and structure of agricultural businesses; resource evaluation, policy development and implementation, functions of management, and laws and taxes that affect business. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week

  • AGR 201 - Plant Science (4 Semester Hours)

    This introductory course covers the basic principles of plant growth including human and environmental influences and the theoretical and practical application of agronomic principles to crop production. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): AG903 Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec,/2 lab hours/week

  • ELT 120 - Fund of Elec w/ Applied Math (3 Semester Hours)

    This course provides basic electricity fundamentals, basic control strategies and electrical symbols. The class will provide the student with an understanding of basic electrical theory, schematic and wiring diagram symbols, motor theory, wiring and electrical troubleshooting. Conventional current will be used to define current flow. Applied mathematical concepts are incorporated into the course as required for successful understanding of objectives. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • ELT 259 - Industrial & Agric Wiring (3 Semester Hours)

    This course is a study of industrial and agricultural electrical systems. Emphasis will be placed on installation and troubleshooting of motor and electrical distributions. Prerequisite: ELT 120 or EET 107 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • ELT 262 - Electrical Controls (3 Semester Hours)

    Provides the student with sufficient knowledge so that the person is proficient in the installation, servicing and maintenance of the controls used in industry and home. Prerequisite: ELT 101 or ELT 120 or EET 107 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • WLD 102 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding (3 Semester Hours)

    This course introduces the fundamental theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Qualification tests in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

    OR

    WLD 103 - MIG Welding (3 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the Metal Inert gas (MIG) arc welding fundamentals, also referred to as gas metal arc welding (GMAW), including the following topics: welding safety, power sources and wire feeders, machine setup, adjustment and maintenance, identification of welding defects and quality welds, metal transfer methods, wire selection, shielding gas selection, and testing procedures, Training to develop the manual skills necessary to make high quality MIG welds is included with emphasis placed in the areas of various joint configurations, single pass, multiple pass, fillet, groove, and overlap welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • WLD 106 - Welding Fundamentals (2 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the basics of Metal Inert Gas (MIG) arc welding fundamentals, also referred to as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and stick welding, also referred to as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) including the following topics: welding safety, power sources, and wire feeders, machine set up, adjustment and maintenance, identification of welding defects and quality welds, and welding techniques. Training to develop the manual skills necessary to make high quality MIG and SMAW welds is included with emphasis placed in the areas of various joint configurations, single pass, multiple pass, fillet, groove, overlap welds in a flat position. Oxyacetylene cutting equipment setup and safety will also be emphasized. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec, 2 lab/week

General Education Requirements - 16 Hours

  • Humanities/Fine Arts OR Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • BIO 103 - Introductory Biology (4 Semester Hours)

    An introduction to fundamental principles of biology including: nature of science, basic chemistry, the organization, structure and function of organisms, cell division, reproduction, genetics, evolution and ecology. The course is designed for the student with minimal science background. This course will satisfy science requirements for A.A., A.S. transfer, and A.A.S. degree students. (For non-science majors.) Credit will not be awarded for both BIO 103 and BIO 104. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): L1 900L Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec, 2 lab/week

    OR

    CHE 103 - Introduction to Chemistry (4 Semester Hours)

    A one semester general survey covering basic chemistry principles including topics in organic chemistry. In particular, emphasizing electronic structure and periodic law, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, chemical reactions and calculations, acids, bases, salts, and organic compounds. Depth of coverage is designed to meet the needs for the general education requirement and of students in areas such as nursing, home economics, and allied health. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 102(3 credits) and CHE 103(4 credits). 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): P1 902L Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week

    OR

    PHY 175 - Introduction to Physics (4 Semester Hours)

    Basic concepts of physics including units in mechanics, sound, optics, electricity, magnetism and Bohr theory; to build an organized body of knowledge relating to physical phenomena encountered in the student's life. Designed to meet the laboratory requirements for non-science majors and students in elementary education. Prerequisite: ELT 120; or MAT 078, MAT 081, MAT 106, or higher; or 2 years of high school algebra with a grade of “C” or higher; or appropriate mathematics placement score. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): P1 900L Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week

  • COM 131 - Intro to Oral Communication (3 Semester Hours)

    This course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. This course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking, and speaking. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C2900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • ENG 101 - Composition I (3 Semester Hours)

    A basic course in essay writing with emphasis on exposition, ENG 101 stresses knowledge and application of the rhetorical modes. ENG 101 presupposes competence in grammar, usage, and mechanics. Prerequisite: ACT standard score in English of 22 or above; required scores on the current English placement test, or grade of C or higher in ELA 099. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C1 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • MAT 106 - Applied Mathematics (3 Semester Hours)

    Applied mathematics is a fundamental course for students in technical and career programs. The course includes fundamental mathematics, algebra, geometry, right triangle trigonometry, business mathematics, and statistical concepts which are applied to the solution of practical problems. Scientific notation, metrics and use of the calculator are also covered. Prerequisite: MAT 075 with a grade of C or higher or appropriate placement score, or one year of high school algebra with grade of C or higher, or High School Math 1 with grade of C or higher. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

Internship Requirements - 1 Hours

  • IND 250 - Industrial Internship (1-3 Semester Hours)

    Participation in a work experience in an area of technology under supervision of both the college and an employer. Internship objectives will be identified for each student enrolled Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours in major field and consent of instructor. 1-2-3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course is repeatable three times for a maximum of twelve credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 5-10-15 hours internship/week

SVCC Degree Requirement - 1 Hours

  • FYE 101 - First Year Experience (1 Semester Hours)

    The focus of this course is how to be successful in college. Study skills, goal setting, academic planning, time and money management, and information research skills are among the core topics included in this course. Within a supportive environment, students will share their college experiences and develop connections with fellow students and SVCC staff. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/week

Elective options - 8 Hours

** Select a minimum of 8 hours from the list below:

  • AGR 102 - Intro to Agricultural Econ (4 Semester Hours)

    An introduction to the principles of economics including production principles; production costs, supply and revenue; profit maximization; consumption and demand; price elasticity; market price determination; and competitive versus noncompetitive market models. These principles are applied to agriculture and the role of agriculture in the United States and world economies. Other topics include a survey of the world food situation; natural, human and capital resources; commodity product marketing; and agricultural problems and policies. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): AG 901 Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week

  • AGR 142 - Prin of Ornamental Horticultur (3 Semester Hours)

    This course is an introduction to the principles and practices in the development, production and use of horticultural crops (fruits, vegetables, greenhouse, turf, nursery, floral and landscape). Includes the classification, structure, growth and development, and environmental influences on horticultural plants; horticultural technology; and an introduction to the horticultural industries. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec/week

  • AGR 155 - Intro to AG Marketing & Stds (3 Semester Hours)

    Survey of approaches to marketing agricultural products; implications for the producer, consumer, processor, and government; use of grain grading and standardization equipment. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • AGR 160 - Agricultural Salesmanship (3 Semester Hours)

    The course provides an introduction to the basic principles underlying the sales process in agricultural farm supply and practical application and development of sales techniques. Basic to the course is an understanding of the salesperson's obligation to self, his or her company, and his or her customer. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • AGR 199 - Ag Issues & Perceptions (3 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed to increase the understanding, awareness, and critical analysis of today's top agricultural issues and their impact upon the social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of society. Agricultural issues include, but are not limited to: environment, animal welfare, crop production, biotechnology, trade and policy, water quality and a changing consumer attitude towards agriculture and food production. Students will be able to discuss and inform on topics both in a written and oral format after competition of course. Course is designed to include weekly on-line readings, weekly discussion board postings, and viewing of topic videos and/or expert testimony videos. Prerequisite: None 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • IND 118 - Mechanical Systems (3 Semester Hours)

    The course will contain all information needed for a maintenance technician to successfully perform at a high level in their job. The course material will cover mechanical systems focusing on analysis of mechanical components, their relationships to each other, and failure prediction. General rigging will also be covered. Prerequisite: EET 107 (may be taken concurrently) or ELT 120 (may be taken concurrently). 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • IND 218 - Fluid Power (3 Semester Hours)

    This course will combine the operating fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic controls and operations. Students will read and interpret prints using proper symbols and documentation. Students will be able to design and assemble a complete fluid power system using the correct calculations for proper sizing of equipment. Prerequisite: ELT 120 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • UAS 101 - Intro to Unmanned Aircraft Sys (3 Semester Hours)

    An introduction to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) and preparation for the FAA's Part 107 (Remote Pilot) exam. This course does not require previous experience with remote-controlled aircraft. Safety, control, and basic maneuvers are key elements. Quadcopters are the focus with particular attention to their use in agricultural business. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec. 2 lab/week

  • WLD 101 - Industrial MIG Welding (2 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of arc welding fundamentals including: welding safety, MIG welding, blueprint reading, welding symbols, AWS 14.3 welding standard, oxyacetylene cutting, air carbon arc, reclaim welding and cutting. Training to develop the manual skills necessary to make high quality MIG welds is included with emphasis placed in the areas of various joint configurations, single pass, multiple pass, fillet, and groove, overlap welds in flat and horizontal position. Oxyacetylene welding and cutting equipment setup and safety will also be emphasized. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec, 2 lab/week

  • WLD 102 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding (3 Semester Hours)

    This course introduces the fundamental theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Qualification tests in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • WLD 103 - MIG Welding (3 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the Metal Inert gas (MIG) arc welding fundamentals, also referred to as gas metal arc welding (GMAW), including the following topics: welding safety, power sources and wire feeders, machine setup, adjustment and maintenance, identification of welding defects and quality welds, metal transfer methods, wire selection, shielding gas selection, and testing procedures, Training to develop the manual skills necessary to make high quality MIG welds is included with emphasis placed in the areas of various joint configurations, single pass, multiple pass, fillet, groove, and overlap welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • WLD 104 - TIG Welding (3 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) arc welding fundamentals, also referred to as Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), including the following topics: welding safety, power sources, machine setup, adjustment and maintenance, identification of welding defects and quality welds, filler wire selection, shielding gas selection, testing procedures, other TIG processes including stainless steel and aluminum. Training to develop the manual skills necessary to make high quality TIG welds is included with emphasis placed in the areas of various joint configurations, single pass, multiple pass, fillet, groove, and overlap welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • WLD 140 - Robotic Welding (3 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed to give students hands-on understanding of robotic are welding. Topics to be covered include safely jogging the robot, setting up welding equipment, robotic welding teach pendent, robotic welding parameters, motion types, programming examples, saving and backing up robot programs and controller files. Students will develop robotic welding programs using robot controllers application software and hardware. Pre-requisite: WLD 103 - MIG Welding or WLD 106 Fundamentals of Welding Co-requisite: WLD 103 or WLD 106 can be taken concurrently with WLD 140 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

Suggested Program

First Semester - 13 Hours

  • AGR 116 - Animal Science (4 Semester Hours)

    The application of the sciences of genetics, physiology and nutrition to the improvement of the animal industries and an introduction to management and production practices. Includes animal breeds, breeding and selection, products and marketing; production technology and economics; animal behavior; and current issues in animal science. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): AG902 Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec,/2 lab hours/week

  • ELT 120 - Fund of Elec w/ Applied Math (3 Semester Hours)

    This course provides basic electricity fundamentals, basic control strategies and electrical symbols. The class will provide the student with an understanding of basic electrical theory, schematic and wiring diagram symbols, motor theory, wiring and electrical troubleshooting. Conventional current will be used to define current flow. Applied mathematical concepts are incorporated into the course as required for successful understanding of objectives. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • ENG 101 - Composition I (3 Semester Hours)

    A basic course in essay writing with emphasis on exposition, ENG 101 stresses knowledge and application of the rhetorical modes. ENG 101 presupposes competence in grammar, usage, and mechanics. Prerequisite: ACT standard score in English of 22 or above; required scores on the current English placement test, or grade of C or higher in ELA 099. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C1 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • FYE 101 - First Year Experience (1 Semester Hours)

    The focus of this course is how to be successful in college. Study skills, goal setting, academic planning, time and money management, and information research skills are among the core topics included in this course. Within a supportive environment, students will share their college experiences and develop connections with fellow students and SVCC staff. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/week

  • WLD 106 - Welding Fundamentals (2 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the basics of Metal Inert Gas (MIG) arc welding fundamentals, also referred to as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and stick welding, also referred to as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) including the following topics: welding safety, power sources, and wire feeders, machine set up, adjustment and maintenance, identification of welding defects and quality welds, and welding techniques. Training to develop the manual skills necessary to make high quality MIG and SMAW welds is included with emphasis placed in the areas of various joint configurations, single pass, multiple pass, fillet, groove, overlap welds in a flat position. Oxyacetylene cutting equipment setup and safety will also be emphasized. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec, 2 lab/week

Second Semester - 15 Hours

  • Program Electives 2 Semester Hour(s)
  • AGR 130 - Intro to Agr Mechanics (4 Semester Hours)

    An introduction to agricultural power (engines, hydraulics, calibrations, and agricultural equipment), agricultural electrification and applications (circuits, motors, and controls), agricultural structures (plans, loads, construction materials and layout and design), metal fabrication and soil and water conservation (surveying, mapping, drainage and conservation structures). Prerequisite: None Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): AG906 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/2 lab/week

  • COM 131 - Intro to Oral Communication (3 Semester Hours)

    This course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. This course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking, and speaking. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C2900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • ELT 259 - Industrial & Agric Wiring (3 Semester Hours)

    This course is a study of industrial and agricultural electrical systems. Emphasis will be placed on installation and troubleshooting of motor and electrical distributions. Prerequisite: ELT 120 or EET 107 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • ELT 262 - Electrical Controls (3 Semester Hours)

    Provides the student with sufficient knowledge so that the person is proficient in the installation, servicing and maintenance of the controls used in industry and home. Prerequisite: ELT 101 or ELT 120 or EET 107 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

Third Semester - 15 Hours

  • Program Electives 3 Semester Hour(s)
  • AGR 150 - Intro to Ag Bus Management (4 Semester Hours)

    Organization and structure of agricultural businesses; resource evaluation, policy development and implementation, functions of management, and laws and taxes that affect business. 4 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 4 lec/week

  • AGR 201 - Plant Science (4 Semester Hours)

    This introductory course covers the basic principles of plant growth including human and environmental influences and the theoretical and practical application of agronomic principles to crop production. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): AG903 Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec,/2 lab hours/week

  • BIO 103 - Introductory Biology (4 Semester Hours)

    An introduction to fundamental principles of biology including: nature of science, basic chemistry, the organization, structure and function of organisms, cell division, reproduction, genetics, evolution and ecology. The course is designed for the student with minimal science background. This course will satisfy science requirements for A.A., A.S. transfer, and A.A.S. degree students. (For non-science majors.) Credit will not be awarded for both BIO 103 and BIO 104. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): L1 900L Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec, 2 lab/week

    OR

    CHE 103 - Introduction to Chemistry (4 Semester Hours)

    A one semester general survey covering basic chemistry principles including topics in organic chemistry. In particular, emphasizing electronic structure and periodic law, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, chemical reactions and calculations, acids, bases, salts, and organic compounds. Depth of coverage is designed to meet the needs for the general education requirement and of students in areas such as nursing, home economics, and allied health. Credit will not be awarded for both CHE 102(3 credits) and CHE 103(4 credits). 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): P1 902L Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week

    OR

    PHY 175 - Introduction to Physics (4 Semester Hours)

    Basic concepts of physics including units in mechanics, sound, optics, electricity, magnetism and Bohr theory; to build an organized body of knowledge relating to physical phenomena encountered in the student's life. Designed to meet the laboratory requirements for non-science majors and students in elementary education. Prerequisite: ELT 120; or MAT 078, MAT 081, MAT 106, or higher; or 2 years of high school algebra with a grade of “C” or higher; or appropriate mathematics placement score. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): P1 900L Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week

Fourth Semester - 17 Hours

  • Program Electives 3 Semester Hour(s)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts OR Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester Hour(s)
  • AGR 109 - Soil Science (4 Semester Hours)

    An introduction to the chemical, physical, and biological properties of soils; the origin, classification, and distribution of soils and their influence on people and food production; the management and conservation of soils; and the environmental impact of soil use. 4 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): AG904 Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec, /2 lab hours/week

  • IND 250 - Industrial Internship (1-3 Semester Hours)

    Participation in a work experience in an area of technology under supervision of both the college and an employer. Internship objectives will be identified for each student enrolled Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours in major field and consent of instructor. 1-2-3 Semester hour(s) Repeatable: This course is repeatable three times for a maximum of twelve credits. Lecture/Lab Hours: 5-10-15 hours internship/week

  • MAT 106 - Applied Mathematics (3 Semester Hours)

    Applied mathematics is a fundamental course for students in technical and career programs. The course includes fundamental mathematics, algebra, geometry, right triangle trigonometry, business mathematics, and statistical concepts which are applied to the solution of practical problems. Scientific notation, metrics and use of the calculator are also covered. Prerequisite: MAT 075 with a grade of C or higher or appropriate placement score, or one year of high school algebra with grade of C or higher, or High School Math 1 with grade of C or higher. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • WLD 102 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding (3 Semester Hours)

    This course introduces the fundamental theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Qualification tests in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

    OR

    WLD 103 - MIG Welding (3 Semester Hours)

    This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the Metal Inert gas (MIG) arc welding fundamentals, also referred to as gas metal arc welding (GMAW), including the following topics: welding safety, power sources and wire feeders, machine setup, adjustment and maintenance, identification of welding defects and quality welds, metal transfer methods, wire selection, shielding gas selection, and testing procedures, Training to develop the manual skills necessary to make high quality MIG welds is included with emphasis placed in the areas of various joint configurations, single pass, multiple pass, fillet, groove, and overlap welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week