Bakersfield College

Agriculture

Mechanized Agriculture Associate of Science

A degree in Mechanized Agriculture will prepare students for a career in facilities maintenance, heavy equipment repair, and service management in industries such as but not limited to: agriculture, industrial, construction, material handling, and mining. While completing the required courses students will have the opportunity to earn individual stack-able job skills certificates, and a certificate of achievement.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • be able to demonstrate the proper selection and use of PPE’s as well as be part of a safe working environment.
  • be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of gas and diesel engines operation theory and the ability to identify parts and components.
  • be able to demonstrate proficiency in diagnosing failures in modern diesel engines, emissions systems, hydraulic systems and integrated equipment systems as well as mechanical drives.
  • be able to demonstrate competency in design construction and fabrication practices as well as a strong understanding of the various tools associated with these processes.
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate mechanical failures or repairs to the customer through written explanations.

To Achieve the Associate of Science:

In addition to the required general education pattern, students must complete the core courses listed below for the Mechanized Agriculture Associate of Science. Students must also obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 with a grade of C or higher in all courses required for the major.

Total Units: 30

Required Core Courses (15 units)

Course # Name Units
AGRI B1 Agriculture, Environment and Society 3.0
MCAG B10 Farm Power Operation 3.0
MCAG B11 Introduction to Diesel Engine Repair 3.0
MCAG B3 Small Gas Engines 3.0
MCAG B4 Agriculture Safety 3.0

Electives (15 units)

Course # Name Units
MCAG B12 Advanced Diesel Engine Repair 3.0
MCAG B13 Hydraulics 3.0
MCAG B14 Heavy Equipment Systems 3.0
MCAG B2 Introduction to Mechanized Agriculture 3.0
MCAG B48WE Occupational Work Experience Education/Internship 5.0
MCAG B5 Agriculture Irrigation Technology 3.0
WELD B53A Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2.0
WELD B53B Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2 2.0
WELD B74A Introduction to GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) and FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding 2.0
WELD B1A Introduction to Oxygen Acetylene Welding and Cutting 2.0
WELD B1B Introduction to the Welding Processes 2.0