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AGRICULTURE MECHANICS

AGMEC 30/60 
AGRICULTURE MECHANICS EXPERIMENTAL COURSES (.5-3)

Class Hours:  18 Lecture hours or 54 Laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 30/60 are designed to permit department to meet an immediate student or community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative, and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility.  A required course description identifies each course subject.  These courses may be taken for CR/NC.

AGMEC 49/99 
DIRECTED STUDY (1-2)

Class Hours:  54 Laboratory for each semester unit.  No more than 2 units per semester per 49/99 series.

Agriculture 49/99 is designed for students who wish to undertake special projects related to particular field. Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration after completing or while currently enrolled in at least one course in the department of directed study. (AA, CSU)

AGMEC 50 
EQUIPMENT SAFETY AND OPERATION (2)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Agricultural Mechanics 50 is an introduction to safe tractor and equipment operation. It includes supervised field operation, while emphasizing safe and efficient performance of farm and common construction equipment. It may be taken two times for credit. (AA)

AGMEC 51 
BASIC HYDRAULICS
AND PNEUMATICS (3)

Class Hours:  2.5 Lecture, 1.5 Laboratory

Agricultural Mechanics 51 is the study of the theory, application, and component parts of hydraulic systems. Components covered include: pumps, valves, cylinders, flow controls, reservoirs, lines, and filtration equipment. It also instructs in the skills in methods of testing components and in basic design information. (AA)

AGMEC 72
AGRICULTURE SURVEYING
(2)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Agriculture Mechanics 72 provides instruction in the use of the level in laying out ditches, pipelines, contours, building foundations, and related work.  Instruction is also provided in land location, measurement, calculation of areas, fence lines, land leveling, staking fills, establishing cut and fill yardage, and use of modern laser techniques and equipment. (AA)

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