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  AGRICULTURAL / HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS
- one-year certificate
- starts in September

 

Todays agricultural and heavy duty diesel equipment industries require trained individuals who can complete complex repairs and diagnostic services. The Agricultural/Heavy Duty Mechanics program provides the theory and skills necessary for repair of farm equipment and on-highway and off-road, heavy equipment repair.

The Agricultural/Heavy Duty Mechanics one-year certificate program includes theory and shop practice equivalent to the Alberta Agricultural Mechanics Apprenticeship program. It covers the first and second years of the Heavy Equipment Technician Apprenticeship program. Alberta Apprenticeship accreditation is granted for Agricultural Mechanics and the first and second years of the Heavy Equipment Technician program.

IMPORTANT DATES

 
Fall

Winter

Fees Due August 4, 1999 Nov. 29, 1999
Lectures Begin Sep. 1, 1999 Jan. 4, 2000
Add/Drop Period Sep. 1-9, 1999 Jan. 4-11, 2000
Last day to Withdraw Nov. 17, 1999 March 28, 2000
Last Day of Lectures December 13, 1999 April 20, 2000
No Classes Sep.6, Oct.11, Nov.11 Feb. 21-25, 2000
Field Trips n/a n/a
Practicum Placement n/a n/a
Final Exams Dec. 14-17, 1999 April 24-27, 2000

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

New students are accepted into the Agricultural/Heavy Duty Mechanics program for the Fall term with Winter admission allowed as space is available.

Academic Requirements
Applicants are required to have credit in Alberta Grade 11 English or equivalent and Alberta Grade 11 Math or (Alberta Math courses A1 to A5 and C1 to C5) or (Alberta Math courses P1 to P5 and C1 to C5) or equivalent.

Recommended Courses: The following courses or subjects are recommended for the students best possible outcome in the Ag/Heavy Duty Mechanics program: - Physics, Chemistry and Science courses - Grade 12 Math and English - High school electronics - High school automotives 1999-2000

PROGRAM FEES

Tuition
$3434
Studentsı Association
$ 114
Books and Supplies
$1737
TOTAL FEES
$5285

All fees are approximate and are based on a full credit load for each program (the number of credits may depend upon the elective courses selected) and is subject to change. Costs of books and supplies are estimated. Supply costs include only the specialized materials and equipment needed for the program and not basic stationery supplies. The LCC Studentsı Association fees are subject to change. For more detailed information on tuition fee calculation and other fees, students are advised to consult the FEES section of this Calendar.

PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT

Students accepted into this program have the opportunity to apply related employment, volunteer, educational or training experiences toward the completion of the program. For information on Prior Learning Assessment, students should contact the Registrarıs Office.

GRADUATION

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Certificate in Agricultural/Heavy Duty Mechanics. Upon successful completion of requirements, students will receive credit in WHMIS training, Air Brake ³Q² Endorsement, and the CFC/HCFC/HFC (air conditioning) certificate.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Farm/Ranch
    • Maintenance of farm and ranching equipment
  • Apprenticeship Career Options
    • Journeyman Agriculture dealerships
    • Farm machinery companies
    • Heavy Equipment Technician Journeyman
  • Related Careers
    • Open a business
    • Excellent preparation for employment in the mechanical and/or agricultural industries Provincial and federal government agencies
    • Partsman

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS

Olds College
Graduates of the Agricultural / Heavy Duty Mechanic one-year certificate may transfer into LCCıs Agricultural Technology or Automotive Service Technology diploma programs. They may also choose to transfer to Year II of the Mechanical Technology diploma program at Olds College in Olds, Alberta. Northern Montana College Students transferring to Northern Montana College degree programs (in diesel mechanics or ag mechanics) may receive credit for one-year of the program on approval of the LCC Industrial Training Centre team leader.

CURRICULUM

Year I Fall Term
Hours/Week
Credits
AHM 121 Safety and Hand Skills
(1-2)
3
AHM 122 Power Trains
(3-5)
8
AHM 123 Mobile Air Conditioning
(0-3)
3
AHM 124 Steering Suspension and Brakes
(5-6)
11
AHM 125 Farm and Industrial Equipment
(3-3)
6
Total
 
31

 

Year I Winter Term
Hours/Week
Credits
AHM 131 Diesel Engines
(4-6)
10
AHM 132 Diesel Fuel Systems
(4-3)
7
AHM 133 Electrical and Electronics
(4-3)
7
AHM 134 Mobile Hydraulics
(3-3)
6
Total
 
30

 

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