Department of Agricultural Engineering

 
Agricultural Engineering Courses

 

AGEN 100 - EQUIPMENT CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Care, adjustments and overall maintenance of gasoline and diesel power applications. Servicing, fuel systems, lubrication, cooling, exhaust systems, clutch and brake adjustments and hydraulic systems will be covered. Principles of safety as applied to mobile machinery are emphasized. The course is designed for basic competency skills in care and maintenance.

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours)

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AGEN 102 - AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT OPERATION

Familiarize students with the safe and proper methods of operating, performing maintenance, managing and selecting equipment in an economically viable way. Equipment that will be covered include stationary and mobile machines such as feed mixers, equipment normally found on dairy farm, and forestry and construction industries. Lectures highlight management considerations whereas laboratories emphasize proper machine operation.

2 credits (1 lecture hour, 3 laboratory hours), fall semester

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AGEN 103 - NATURAL RESOURCE EQUIPMENT OPERATION

Operation, safety and preventative maintenance of natural resource equipment including chain saws, log skidder, log loader, dump truck, bulldozer, fork lift, skid steer loader, backhoe, and flat bed trailer is practiced. Included in this course is the instruction and hands-on operation of chain saws, which with additional training in adult first aid/CPR and environmental concerns, will qualify students for New York State Logger certification.

2 credits (1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours), fall or spring semester

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AGEN 104 - ESTATE AND SMALL FARM EQUIPMENT OPERATION

This course will familiarize the student with safe and proper methods of operating, performing maintenance, managing and selecting equipment in an economically viable way. Equipment covered will include stationary and mobile machines such as auxiliary power units and equipment found on small farms and horticultural applications. It does not include the in-depth study into any specific machine, but covers the basics.

2 credits (1 lecture hour, 3 laboratory hours), fall semester

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AGEN 105 - PRINCIPLES OF FARM MACHINERY

Care, adjustment, operation and repair of tillage, planting and harvesting field machinery common to New York State farms with special attention to adjustment and maintenance in the laboratory. Efficient machinery selection and use is also investigated.

2 credits (1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

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AGEN 110 - SMALL POWER EQUIPMENT

Principles of operation, service and repair of 2 and 4 cycle small engines and the equipment which they operate such as lawn and garden equipment, chain saws, small power generators and outboard motors. Laboratory practice in testing, servicing and rebuilding the equipment.

2 credits (1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

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AGEN 115 - AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING—INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

This course will expose the student to the many and varied opportunities that exist for graduates in Agricultural Engineering Technology and Agricultural Mechanics. The course will present a broad spectrum of speakers to describe their careers and the linkages that exist to their educational background.

1 credit (1.5 lecture hours), first 10 weeks of fall semester

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AGEN 120 - WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION

Development of sources of water. Selection, servicing, installation of pumping equipment, and treatment of water. Designing and installing supply plumbing and sanitary disposal systems.

2 credits (1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

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AGEN 125 - RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIFICATION

Design, installation, and troubleshooting of alternating current circuits used in residential construction. Circuit planning and layout as per national electrical code is emphasized. A set of hand tools is required for this course.

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

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AGEN 135 - CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING

Basic concepts of construction surveying as it specifically relates to agriculture and conservation applications, including field work in land drainage, pipeline stakeout, building stakeout and road construction. Survey planning and associated survey computations. Emphasis is on the operation of modern land measurement equipment including dumpy, laser and automatic levels, theodolite and EDM.

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours), fall semester

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AGEN 140 - WELDING

Operation of oxyacetylene and electric welders. Laboratory practice in welding and cutting of ferrous metals by processes common and current to the industry.

3 credits (1 lecture hour, 1 recitation, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

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AGEN 145 - AGRICULTURAL BUILDING SYSTEMS

Design of agricultural production facilities as an integration of unique structural, environmental, and waste management systems. Principles of design and construction of the structure and associated environmental systems with emphasis on coordination of various systems. Laboratory exercises include construction of an exemplary structure on site.

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours), spring semester

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AGEN 161 - BASIC HYDRAULICS

This course will present the fundamental principles of hydraulic and pneumatic systems as used on mobile agricultural, construction and onhighway machinery. Disassembly and inspection of the various components in hydraulic systems will be completed throughout the course. Introduction to ISO graphic symbols and how they are represented in actual systems will be stressed. Additionally, diagnostics and testing of equipment will be discussed.

Corequisite: MAGN 100 or MAGN 101 or permission of instructor

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

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AGEN 210 - ADVANCED SMALL POWER EQUIPMENT

Technical and business aspects of operating a small engine repair business. Technical theory covering design characteristics of different types of compact power units for lawn and garden, recreational vehicle, and commercial and industrial applications. Laboratory classes simulate repair shop conditions. Students are responsible for scheduling, servicing, performing repairs of equipment for the college community. Basic set of tools required.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours), spring semester

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AGEN 220 - MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND PERFORMANCE TUNING OF ARCTIC CAT RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT

This course will cover the maintenance, repair, and performance tuning of Arctic Cat Snowmobiles and All-Terrain Vehicles. The concepts taught will be common to many other sport equipment manufacturers’ products. The systems studied will include; Suspension, EFI, Drivetrain, Electrical, Fuel, and 2 and 4 stroke engines. The course will include mandatory testing that will allow the student to be certified at the basic level of Arctic Cat CatMaster Technician Certification.

Prerequisite: AGEN 210 and successful completion of EETC 4-Stroke Cycle Test

4 Credits (2 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours), spring semester

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AGEN 240 - ADVANCED WELDING

Bonding and fusion of metals including alloy steels and nonferrous metals. Metallurgical changes which accompany welding and the fabrication of metals, TIG, MIG, Flux-cored and plasma-arc processes are stressed.

Prerequisite: AGEN 140 or AUTO 102

2 credits (1 recitation, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

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AGEN 261 - ADVANCED HYDRAULICS

This course will be an application of previously mastered principles of hydraulic systems to both farm and light industrial equipment. Inspection, testing and servicing hydraulic circuits, systems and components, such as pumps, lift systems, hydraulic transmissions and motors will be emphasized. Appropriate testing procedures and equipment will be used. System difficulties and common service problems will be diagnosed. Prerequisite: AGEN 161 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisite: AGEN 161 or permission of instructor

4 credits (2 lecture hours, 1 recitation hour, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

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AGEN 270 - TRACTOR OVERHAUL AND REPAIR

Principles, overhaul and repair of multi-cylinder internal combustion engines and various types of engines used in farm and light industrial power applications. Design and construction of engine components and systems. Fundamentals and principles of systems of power transmission. Laboratory practice in which students may use their own machines.

Prerequisites: AGEN 100, AGEN 260, AGEN 250, or permission of instructor, agricultural engineering majors only

5 credits (2 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours), spring semester

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AGEN 300 - INTERNSHIP IN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Work in an approved job in the agricultural engineering industry. Comprehensive written report required at the end of the work period. Employer and staff evaluation upon completion of internship.

Prerequisite: Completion of one semester in Agricultural Engineering and permission of staff

4 credits (12-Week, 480-hour minimum), fall or spring semester

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