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    Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Mechanization, AAS


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This degree program will train graduates for entry-level positions and includes coursework that supports career advancement in the agricultural mechanic profession represented in the agriculture career cluster pathway. Positions could include: Ag Equipment Mechanics, Customer Support Representatives, Ag Machinery Sales and Service Representatives, Farmhands, and Landscaping and Lawn Servicers.

Agricultural Mechanization Degree Program Goals

  • Explore career opportunities in the agricultural mechanization and technology sector
  • Understand basic concepts of animal science, plant science, soil science, horticulture, agribusiness management, agricultural mechanics, and agricultural resources
  • Demonstrate basic and advanced technical and mathematical skills commonly utilized in entry-level agricultural mechanization and related positions
  • Understand the safe and proper operations of agricultural equipment
  • Perform maintenance and repairs to agricultural electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic machines/equipment
  • Understand the fundamental business and technical skills utilized in the workplace
  • Develop basic employability and soft skills including accountability, work ethic, communication, conflict resolution, and customer service
  • Demonstrate workplace skills through an agriculture internship experience

Admission to the Program: Open

First-time Enrollees

  1. Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  2. Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records office.
  3. Complete the placement exam.
  4. Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

Department of Career & Technical Education

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
309.345.3501

For Additional Information Contact:

The Welcome Center
Phone: 309.345.3500
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

For Graduation Requirements

See the graduation policies and procedures page for details   

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