Agricultural Mechanics A.O.S.
Two programs are offered in Agricultural Mechanics. The first is an A.O.S. program in Agricultural Mechanics (current curriculum). It is a two-year program consisting almost entirely of courses in mechanics and agriculture. The curriculum is best suited to students who intend to find immediate employment in their field or return to the home farm. The student must choose to minor (15 credits) in agricultural business, auto mechanics, animal science, agronomy, or horticulture. However, students who intend to continue their education by transferring to a four-year academic institution would be better prepared by following the A.A.S. degree program in Agricultural Engineering. The latter curriculum includes the liberal arts and sciences required to transfer to a four-year college.
The graduate of the A.O.S. program in Agricultural Mechanics pursue careers in areas such as:
- Mechanics in farm machinery dealerships
- Sales and service of farm equipment
- Self-employment in the business of farm machinery
Another offered program is the One-year Agricultural Mechanics Certificate Program. The program provides one year of college-level subjects in specialized farm mechanics areas. It is designed for the student who for one reason or another can only find time for one year of college study. Included are many different phases of agricultural mechanization from machinery to electricity and refrigeration.