MSC Southeast - Farm Maintenance Certificate - Certificate
Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

Sustainable Food and Farming

Agriculture that feeds your pocketbook, your planet, and your soul


Farm Maintenance Certificate - Certificate

1) 1100 or higher Liberal Arts and Sciences courses required unless specified
Farm Maintenance - 16 credit Certificate
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Farm Safety
In this course, students will focus on safety as it relates to proper operation of a variety of common agricultural situations, tools, and implements. Students will be provided an overview of the major risks and hazards in the agricultural setting and will explore best practices injuries and accidents. The course will include a strong hands-on component where students will demonstrate proper equipment operation and maintenance, and the course will culminate with students designing a customized farm safety plan. (Prerequisite: None) (2 Credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Introduction to Agroecology
This course provides an introduction to the theory of agroecology and the current practices of sustainable agriculture. The components of farm management will be studied within the context of a complex ecosystem. Class time will be spent in lecture, lab, field studies and field trips to integrate concepts in agroecology, with actual practices in sustainable agriculture. (Prerequisite: none) (4 credits: 3 lecture/1 lab)

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4 cr
Emerging Construction Technologies 1
This course provides knowledge of new tools, methods, and equipment being used in the construction industry (Prerequisite: none) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Introduction to Diesel Technology
This course is designed as a prerequisite for all technical diesel courses. This course covers the basics of the diesel industry. It will cover employer expectations as well as common working conditions. (Prerequisite: none) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Introduction to DC Electricity
This course covers the general information, theory, and problem-solving techniques required for an analysis of DC circuits with emphasis on the meter measurements, current flow, and voltage division. (Prerequisite: Proficient in basic math) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
Straight Truck Proficiency
The Class "B" license can put you in the driver's seat of a dump truck, a delivery truck, or a van! If you are 18 years of age or older here is an opportunity to operate a straight truck with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) if 26,000 pounds or more. This hands-on course is designed to give you actual driving experience. In the final class, you take the test for your CDL Class B license. Students must have a Class B permit with air brakes to start the class. Students from Wisconsin need a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical before the start of the class. Arrangements can be made to take the Wisconsin test for an additional fee. Enroll early, class size is limited. (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab) (Prerequisite: CDL Class B Permit Required)

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2 cr
Individualized Welding Skills Lab
This course is a hand-on, open laboratory time available to both the skilled and unskilled welder for the opportunity to improve or develop his/her welding application skills. Students will have access to SMAW (stick), GMAW (MIG), FCAW (flux-cored), and GTAW (TIG) welding processes. Enhancement and/or introduction of all 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G welding positions will also be encouraged to help broaden the welder's abilities. (Prerequisite: Instructor interview and approval required) (2 credits: 0 lecture/2 lab) (4 hour lab session)

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2 cr
16 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 16



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