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Agricultural Mechanics/Diesel Technology

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The agricultural mechanics technology program provides our students with an opportunity to have realistic mechanical, trouble shooting and operating experiences. Subjects studied in ag-mechanics include:

  • TWO AND FOUR STROKE ENGINES
  • SMALL ENGINES AND LARGE ENGINES
  • DIESEL AND GASOLINE ENGINE REBUILDING
  • SMALL AND LARGE ENGINE DRIVEN EQUIPMENT
  • TRANSMISSION OF MECHANICAL POWER
  • METAL FABRICATION AND WELDING
  • HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS OVERHAUL
  • TOOL SAFETY

 

Bristol County Agricultural High School students have gone on to become:

  • SMALL ENGINE SPECIALISTS
  • DIESEL TECHNICIANS
  • CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT SPECIALISTS
  • CRANE MECHANICS
  • FARM MACHINERY MECHANICS
  • WELDING SHOP MANAGERS
  • PUMP SPECIALISTS
  • HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT TECHNICIANS
  • TRUCK BODY MANUFACTURERS
  • SPECIAL EQUIPMENT REPAIR PERSONS
  • EQUIPMENT DEALERS

 

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Some of these occupations require further technical training or college, as this work requires the application of scientific method to analyze problems, arrive at suitable and practical solutions, and an ability to demonstrate this to others.

Special care is also given to teach the operation of all equipment worked on. Equipment comes from the students own families, the Alumni, the school, or projects from the Bristol County community.

Diesel Technology, a part of the agricultural mechanics major, provides students with the opportunity to work in a shop where the environment is one which would be found in the industry.

 

When students are in shop they will have hands-on experience in the following areas:

  • COOLING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE/REPAIR
  • CHARGING/STARTING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE REPAIR
  • FUEL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING
  • AIR INDUCTION SYSTEM TURBOCHARGER AND SUPERCHARGER
  • FUEL INJECTION SYSTEMS
  • EXHAUST SYSTEM MAINTENANCE/REPAIR
  • BASIC AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING AND REPAIR
  • DIESEL ENGINE ELECTRONIC DIAGNOSTICS AND REPAIR

 

In the related classroom, students will learn more on the theory and operating principles of the various engine systems such as:

  • AIR INDUCTION SYSTEMS
  • EXHAUST SYSTEMS
  • FUEL SYSTEMS
  • COOLING SYSTEMS
  • LUBRICATIONS SYSTEMS
  • PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES

 

Upon graduating, students will have learned the skills that will make them competitive in the industry or provide a strong foundation to further their education.

 

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