SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 2:08:07 PMDET 86.1 Course Outline as of Spring 2002

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DET 86.1Title:  FARM MACHINERY REPAIR 1  
Full Title:  Farm Machinery Repair 1
Last Reviewed:9/27/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled3.008 max.Lecture Scheduled24.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled2.008 min.Lab Scheduled16.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total40.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  48.00Total Student Learning Hours: 88.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:  AG 86.1
Formerly:  DET 83

Catalog Description:
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This class will investigate the use, maintenance, repair and adjustment of equipment and light utility machinery commonly used in Sonoma County agriculture. Students will study and practice the maintenance and repair of machinery and tractors.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This class will investigate the use, maintenance, repair and adjustment of equipment and light utility machinery commonly used in Sonoma County agriculture. Students will study and practice the maintenance and repair of machinery and tractors.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2000Inactive:Fall 2017
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1.  Describe the operating principles of farm machinery.
2.  Describe the operation of typical mechanical and hydraulic systems as
   related to agricultural equipment.
3.  Identify mechanical and hydraulic components of farm equipment and
   machinery.
4.  Diagnose minor mechanical problems with farm machinery and perform
   basic repairs.
5.  Evaluate condition of tractors and agricultural equipment by
   performing basic safety, maintenance, and operational checks.
6.  Perform failure analysis of mechanical and hydraulic components and
   systems.
7.  Demonstrate safe and orderly work practices.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Introduction to Farm Machinery
     A. Variety of equipment and its uses
     B. Maintenance and repair options
II. Basic safety and environmental practices in the farm shop
    A. Safety related to lifting and supporting equipment to be serviced
    or repaired
    B. Safe use of tools and equipment
    C. Proper disposal of coolant, lubricants, and contaminated fuel
III.  Principles of Power
     A. Elements of force, work, and power
     B. Internal combustion engines as power sources
IV. Power Transmission
     A. Belts
     B. Chains
     C. Gears
     D. Hydraulics
     E. PTO drives
V. Electricity and Electrical Systems
     A. Volts, OHMS, AMPS
     B. Series and parallel circuits
     C. Starting and charging systems
     D. Tools and diagnosis
VI.  General Maintenance Practices
     A. Daily service
     B. Service records
     c. Parts acquisition
     D. Operator level problem diagnosis
VII. Engine system operation, maintenance and repair
     A. Fuel systems
     B. Lubrication systems
     C. Cooling systems
VIII. Hydraulic system operation, maintenance and repair
     A. Pumps
     B. Valves
     C. Rams
     D. Filters
IX. Miscellaneous Equipment
    A. Loaders and blades
    B. Pumps and generators
    C. Specialized equipment

Assignments:
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1.  Study mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical system operational
principles.
2.  Perform mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical system component repair
procedures.
3.  Perform mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical system preventive
maintenance procedures.
4.  Perform failure analysis studies.
5. Inspect tractors and equipment and perform repairs.
6. Use diagnostic tools to evaluate equipment condition.
7. Maintain equipment maintenance logs.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Lab reports, Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
Structured Lab Exercises
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Farm Machinery Maintenance and Operation, (FMO), Deere & Co. 1998 Ed.
Preventive Maintenance FOS, John Deere & Co., 5th Ed., 1999.

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