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Agribusiness Service Technician - Associate of Applied Science Degree

72 Credits
AAS 3127
Degree Description

This degree provides an opportunity for study in the area of agricultural power and mechanization. The major areas of study include gasoline and diesel engine component repair including the support lubrication, cooling, air intake, exhaust, and basic fuel systems. Other areas of emphasis are power trains (clutches and transmissions), DC electrical systems and monitors, hydraulics, and diesel fuel systems (nozzles and injection pumps). In addition, safety, air conditioning and outdoor power products complete the technical course offerings. The curriculum will provide both basic and advanced technical instruction. This degree includes a Liberal Arts & Sciences component of 15 credits.

Degree Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Perform assembly, repair, operation, and adjustment of machinery and power units
  2. Conduct trouble shooting of agricultural power units and machinery
  3. Diagnose and repair tractor systems and equipment
  4. Perform parts department operations
  5. Perform metal welding and fabrication
  6. Perform work using appropriate safety practices

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester


Offered on the North Mankato Campus
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2018-2019 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (20 Courses)

Complete the following courses:
SGAG1000 Ag Orientation (1 Credit)
AGME1801 Outdoor Power Equipment (3 Credits)
AGME1812 Equipment Assembly, Operation, Adjustment and Reconditioning I (2 Credits)
AGME1813 Equipment Assembly, Operation, Adjustment and Reconditioning II (2 Credits)
AGME1821 Precision Measuring Tools (1 Credit)
AGME1822 Gas/Diesel Engine Repair I (3 Credits)
AGME1823 Engine Support Systems and Lab (3 Credits)
AGME1831 Tractor Power Trains (3 Credits)
AGME1861 Tractor Electrical Systems (3 Credits)
AGME1881 Parts Department Operation (1 Credit)
AGME1891 Hydraulic Theory (1 Credit)
AGME1923 Gas/Diesel Engine Repair II (4 Credits)
AGME1930 Ag Welding (2 Credits)
AGME2832 Hydraulic Assist/Hydrostatic Transmissions (2 Credits)
AGME2841 Air Conditioning (1 Credit)
AGME2852 Introduction to Diesel (1 Credit)
AGME2853 Diesel Injection (Pumps) (3 Credits)
AGME2863 Advanced Agricultural Electrical/Electronics (2 Credits)
AGME2882 Ag Tech Seminar (1 Credit)
AGME2892 Hydraulic Theory and Diagnosis (4 Credits)

Internship (11 Credits)

Complete 11 credits:
AGME2940 Agribusiness Service Technician Internship (11 Credits)

Technical Electives (3 Credits)

Select 3 credits from the following courses in consultation with advisor/faculty.
AGBS2015 Commercial Driver's License (1 Credit)
AGBS2995 Individualized Study/Special Problems (1 - 6 Credits)
AGME2882 Ag Tech Seminar (1 Credit)
AGME2945 Tractor/Equipment Repair I (3 Credits)
AGME2946 Tractor/Equipment Repair II (4 Credits)
AGME2947 Tractor/Equipment Diagnosis and Repair (4 Credits)
PLSC1205 Precision Agriculture (3 Credits)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

To complete an AAS Degree, students must complete 15 MNTC credits from 3 of the 10 MNTC Goal Areas. Select credits in consultation with advisor/faculty.
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.