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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Mechanized Agriculture

Career/Technical
AS Degree in Mechanized Agriculture
Certificate of Achievement in Mechanized Agriculture

Mechanized Agriculture Program
Bruce Enyeart, Advisor (530) 895-2418
Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2551
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
The Mechanized Agriculture program offers students an option to earn either a one-year Certificate of Achievement or an Associate in Sciences degree. An exciting, hands-on approach introduces students to a wide range of mechanical skills dealing with the operation, maintenance and repair of small to midsize gasoline, diesel and electrically-operated equipment. Problemsolving, emphasizing safe and cooperative work habits, is encouraged. Success in this program will be enhanced by high school work in shop and basic skills classes.

Career Opportunities
Wherever power equipment is operated, maintained or repaired, there exists a need for well-trained employees. Production agriculture and its equipment suppliers, the rental industry, landscape businesses, recreation and construction industries are just a few of the employment possibilities.

Gainful Employment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Mechanized Agriculture:
www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0130500CA.html

To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


AS Degree in Mechanized Agriculture 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Identify and demonstrate proper use, care, and adjustment of common and precision tools and machines found in a mechanized agriculture shop.
  • Operate wheel and track type tractors safely and properly.
  • Perform operator level maintenance and adjustments of tractor systems.
  • Analyze and match the proper tractor and equipment to do the job correctly and efficiently.
Required courses for the major: 41 Units

AGR 99 Work Experience-AGR Has prerequisite(s)2
AET 36 Heavy Equipment Operation Has corequisite(s)6


Certificate of Achievement in Mechanized Agriculture 26 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Identify and demonstrate proper use, care, and adjustment of common and precision tools and machines found in a mechanized agriculture shop.
  • Operate wheel and track type tractors safely and properly.
  • Perform operator level maintenance and adjustments of tractor systems.
  • Analyze and match the proper tractor and equipment to do the job correctly and efficiently.
Required courses for the certificate:
AET 36 Heavy Equipment Operation Has corequisite(s)6

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