SRJC Course Outlines

10/27/2021 8:56:13 PMDET 86.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Inactive 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 Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled1.508 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.50 Contact Total43.75
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:  AGMEC 61
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:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

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 Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will 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 (power take-off) drives
V. Electricity and electrical systems
     A. Volts, ohms, and 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. Reading 40 to 60 pages a week
2. Complete structured lab workbook exercises; diagnosing minor mechanical problems and making repairs
3. Research equipment and maintenance procedures and prepare a written report (3 to 5 pages)
4. Exams (3 to 5)

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
5 - 15%
Written report
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 55%
Structured lab exercises; diagnosing minor mechanical problems and making repairs
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 55%
Exams: multiple choice, true/false, matching, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Hydraulics, John Deere Publishing, 2009.
Powertrains, John Deere Publishing, 2009.

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