Agriculture

Mechanized Agriculture Technology (MAT) Courses

MAT 299 Experimental Offering in Mechanized Agriculture Technology

  • Units:0.5 - 4
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2020


MAT 300 Introduction to Agriculture Mechanics

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU (effective Summer 2020)
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2020

This course provides an introduction to basic technical skills required throughout the agricultural and industrial areas. The course includes identification and use of tools and materials, tool sharpening and care, hot and cold metal work, plumbing and pipefitting, electric wiring fundamentals, basic carpentry and woodwork, concrete materials, mixes and estimating.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • SLO: 1 Display safe practices in both the shop and in the field.
  • Become aware of shop safety practices when working with ropes, chains, electrical wiring and cold metal work.
  • SLO: 2 Differentiate the basic understanding of related tools and equipment and their usage.
  • Operate and maintain the tools and equipment required to complete the tasks and skills presented in class.
  • Demonstrate basic technical skills in all topics as listed in the course outline.
  • Design a project using processes, tools and materials related to course content.

MAT 301 Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power Systems

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU (effective Summer 2020)
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2020

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • SLO 1: Identify and explain the various components and functions of a complete hydraulic system.
  • Describe the terms fluid power, hydraulic system, and pneumatic system.
  • Describe the theory and practice of compressing and and transporting gases.
  • Compare the various components and their symbols used in hydraulic and pneumatic systems in order to show how they fit into a schematic diagram.
  • SLO 2: Demonstrate and practice proper safety practices in the shop and in the field.
  • Become aware of shop safety practices when working with hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

MAT 499 Experimental Offering in Mechanized Agriculture Technology

  • Units:0.5 - 4
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2020