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Mechanized Agriculture & Diesel Mechanics

Agriculture Division

MECH-06 FUNDAMENTALS OF OXY-FUEL WELDING AND
SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING (Also: WELD-06)

3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course emphasizes development of minimum skill standards in welding. The SMAW (shielded metal arc welding), OFW (oxyfuel welding) and OFC (oxyfuel cutting) processes are covered as prescribed in the AWS QC 10 specifications. Qualification and certification standards for entry-level welders established by the American Welding Society will be covered. (2/00)

MECH-07 FUNDAMENTALS OF T.I.G. AND M.I.G. WELDING
(Also: WELD-07)
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course emphasizes the development of minimum skill standards in welding. The gaseous metal arc welding (GMAW), gaseous tungsten arc welding (GTAW), and plasma arc cutting (PAC) processes are studied as prescribed in the American Welding Society (AWS) Training Qualification (QC 10) entry-level standards. (2/00)

MECH-10 AGRICULTURAL SKILLS (Also: INDT-10)
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course provides an introduction to basic technical skills required throughout the agricultural areas. The course includes identification and use of tools and materials, tool sharpening and care, hot and cold metal work, pipefitting, electrical wiring fundamentals, basic woodwork, concrete materials and mixes, and sketching and estimating.

MECH-12 AGRICULTURE EQUIPMENT
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A; MATH-83.
This course is a study of the use, maintenance, adjustment, calibration, and repair of the equipment commonly used in California agriculture, with emphasis on primary and secondary tillage, planting, chemical application, and harvesting equipment. The selection and operation of both machinery and tractors will be practiced. Safety will be stressed throughout. (10/04)

MECH-13 AGRICULTURE EQUIPMENT
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81; MATH-83.
This class will investigate the use, maintenance, adjustment and operation of tractors and equipment commonly used on local farms. Stress will be spring planting, secondary tillage, and forage harvesting equipment. The practical selection of power sources and implements and proper matching of same will be investigated. Emphasis will be placed upon the safe operation of all equipment covered. (12/99)

MECH-15 SMALL GAS ENGINES (Also: INDT-15)
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A; MATH-83.
This course is a complete introduction to the operation, construction, maintenance, repair, and adjustment of two-cycle and four-cycle engines. It is designed for persons without prior experience in small engines. Theory and practical work including safety and the care and use of specialized tools used in small engine repair and maintenance will be covered. Examples of types of engines to be used will include lawn mower, power saw, pump, conveyor, self-propelled small carts, and any other small engines. (10/04)

MECH-19A WELDING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
(Also: WELD-40A)
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81,ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83;
MECH-07/WELD-07.
This course covers design and construction of special industrial and agricultural equipment. (2/00)

MECH-19B WELDING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
(Also: WELD-40B)
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite: MECH-19A/WELD-40A.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course is a continuation of MECH-19A and stresses design and construction of special agricultural and industrial equipment.

MECH-21 HYDRAULICS
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A; MATH-83.
This is an introduction to the principles of hydraulics applied to farm and light industrial equipment. The course includes a study of the technical language of fluid power, including graphical symbols, industrial standards, components, and maintenance of hydraulic units. (10/04)

MECH-22A DIESEL ENGINES
4 units: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A; MATH-83.
This course explores the operation and repair of modern diesel engines. Principles and theories are studied by running, testing, diagnosing, disassembling and reassembling components, systems, and engines. (10/04)

MECH-22B DIESEL ENGINES
4 units: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Prerequisite: MECH-22A.
This course includes principles of design and construction of heavy duty engines used throughout the power equipment and trucking industry. Emphasis is placed on engine chamber design and injection systems. Principles and theories are studied by running, testing, diagnosing, disassembling, and reassembling components, systems, and engines. Safety is emphasized throughout. (11/00)

MECH-23 DIESEL FUEL SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A; MATH-83.
This course includes the study of common types of diesel fuel injection systems. Design and theory of operation of distributor type, multi-plunger inline type, and common rail diesel fuel injection systems will be covered. Testing and diagnostic procedures for various fuel systems is an important part of the course. Service and adjustments of injectors, nozzles, and governors will also be covered. (10/04)

MECH-24 POWER TRAINS
4 units: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81; MATH-83.
This course is a study of the power train from the clutch to the final drive. It includes a study of clutch type torque converters, transmissions, and final drives. Troubleshooting and servicing of these component parts are necessary parts of this course. (12/99)

MECH-25 AGRICULTURE ELECTRIFICATION
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-83.
This course covers basic wiring single phase 120-140 volt together with three-phase motor and motor-control wiring. Identification, troubleshooting, maintenance, and testing of electrical systems will be covered along with motors and motor controls. Also included in the course will be the operation, construction, and mechanical design features of single-phase, polyphase induction, synchronous and D.C. motors and the various controls for starting, braking, stopping, reversing, protection, and speed control. Maintenance and safety will be stressed throughout the course. (3/00)

MECH-26 POWER EQUIPMENT ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A; MATH-83.
This course is a study of the fundamentals of electricity with applications to current power equipment electrical systems. Theory and service procedures will include the following systems: starting, charging, lighting, and accessories. (10/04)

MECH-30 EQUIPMENT MECHANICS SKILLS
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A; MATH-83.
This course is an introduction to skills and safety required within the Diesel Mechanics and Mechanized Agriculture areas. The course will include identification and use of hand tools and power equipment used within the equipment mechanic area. Emphasis will be placed on precision measuring and use of the following equipment: hydraulic press, pullers, cleaners, hoists, jacks, securing, dynamometers, valve grinders, boring machines, sharpening tools, reamers, hones, glass bead machine, boil out tank, forklifts, and other specialty tools. An in-depth study will also occur on fasteners and plumbing used within the equipment mechanic area. (10/04)

MECH-31 EQUIPMENT SAFETY
1 unit: 1 hour lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This course is a study of safety on and about farm equipment and machines. The safe operation and daily maintenance of machines commonly used in the daily operation of farms will be covered along with hitching, driving, and operational skills of selected machines. Safety rules and laws that apply to agriculture equipment will be stressed. (3/00)

MECH-32 APPLIED ELECTRICAL AND HYDRAULIC SERVICE
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81; MATH-83; MECH-21, MECH-26.
This course is designed to give the student knowledge and competencies in modern cab and chassis electrical, electronic, electron hydraulic, and hydraulic systems. Testing, diagnosis, repair, and replacement of computer-controlled systems, monitors, sensors, lighting systems, wiring harness, electro-hydraulic systems, and hydraulic systems will be emphasized throughout the course. (12/99)

MECH-33 POWER EQUIPMENT AIR CONDITIONING
2 units: 1 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81; MATH-83.
This is a study of power equipment air conditioning fundamentals designed to give the student knowledge and competencies in modern power equipment HVAC systems. Current EPA regulations that govern retrofit as well as the use of refrigerant installation, diagnostic, and recycling equipment are also covered. Environmental impacts by various protection procedures are emphasized. (12/99)

MECH-34 SERVICE FUNDAMENTALS
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-83.
This course introduces service department policies and procedures, including computer and microfiche applications common to the industry. Also emphasized in the course are parts orders, warranties, time management, and use of technical reference materials. (3/00)

MECH-35 SMALL POWER EQUIPMENT
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81; MATH-83; MECH-15.
This is a study in basic principles of modern small equipment and engines and explores design, operation, and proper maintenance of equipment and current compact engines approved by the California Air Resources Board. Topics include application of compact engine systems to various machines, power transmission systems, attachments, related engine systems to various machines, power transmission systems, attachments, related engine systems, equipment operation, problem solving, and component failures. (12/99)

MECH-40 EQUIPMENT REPAIR
2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-83.
This class is an introduction to skills of maintenance and repair of equipment. Renovation of equipment including tractor, machinery, and truck painting, retooling, and structural repairs will be covered. Replacement of worn cutting tools, hardfacing, sandblasting, metal preparation, and painting will be performed on a variety of equipment. Safety will be stressed throughout. (4/00)

MECH-45 ADVANCED ARC WELDING PROCEDURES
(Also: WELD-45)
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-B; MATH-80 or MATH-83; WELD/MECH-06 or WELD/MECH-07.
This course is designed to emphasize advanced skills and techniques of Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Air Carbon Arc Cutting, and Oxyacetylene Flame Cutting as related to pipe and structural members. An AWS Certification Test will be administered at the end of this course. (2/04)

MECH-49 MECHANIZED AGRICULTURE: PROBLEMS
2 units: 6 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This course is designed to provide supervised study and practices involving special problems in Mechanized Agriculture in addition to courses already completed by the student and includes special project work for additional knowledge and enrichment. Emphasis will be placed upon the needs and interest of the student. (4/00)

MECH-51 TRUCK BRAKE AND CHASSIS
4 units: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-83.
This course is a study of truck and bus mechanics. It includes a study of the running gear, tires, wheels, brakes, electrical systems wiring, services, maintenance, and safety inspection. Troubleshooting and servicing are major portions of this course. (3/00)

MECH-52 TRUCK/TRACTOR POWER FRAME
4 units: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-83.
This is a course of truck/tractor and bus power frame applications. It includes a study of, and practice in, removing, repairing, and replacing engines, engine components, clutches, transmissions, drive lines, and differentials. Also included in the course are electrical systems troubleshooting and service, in-frame overhaul of engines, cooling systems and other components or systems housed within the engine compartment. (3/00)

MECH-62 BASIC ELECTRONICS FOR MECHANIZED AGRICULTURE
(Also: AUTO-62, ELCT-62, INDT-62)
3 units: 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course is designed to provide the automotive student and heavy-duty mechanic with a strong background in basic electrical concepts. This will allow the student to troubleshoot electrical system problems with aid of technical information and test equipment. The class will also provide necessary electrical theory for more advanced electrical classes. (4/04)

MECH-70AA-ZZ SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANIZED AGRICULTURE
.5 - 4 units: 0 - 4 hours lecture, 0 - 12 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This course is the study of basic principles, processes, and theories of the special topic being presented during the semester. (3/00)

MECH-85 BASIC AGRICULTURAL SKILLS (Also: INDT-85)
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite/Advisory: None.
This course provides an introduction to basic technical skills required throughout the industrial areas. The course includes identification and use of tools and materials, tool sharpening and care, hot and cold metal work, pipefitting, electric wiring fundamentals, basic woodwork, concrete materials and mixes, and sketching and estimating. (3/00)


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