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John Deere Tech Competencies

1.  A John Deere Ag Tech graduate will have the following competencies.
2.  All Ag Tech Schools will provide the educational/technical curriculum to support the development of these competencies.

SAFETY
1.  Student will demonstrate safe work practices.
2.  Student will possess an adequate knowledge of safety skills and procedures of basic machine operation and diagnostics.

HYDRAULICS
1.  Student will be able to calculate hydraulic pressure and flow using Pascal’s law.
2.  Student will be able to demonstrate the theory of operation of an open and closed center hydraulic system.
3.  Student will be able to demonstrate the theory of hydraulic pump and motor operation.
4.  Student will be able to demonstrate the theory of closed center, constant and variable pressure hydraulic system operation.
5.  Student will be able to diagnose problems of an open and closed center hydraulic system.
6.  Student will be able to disassemble and repair a hydraulic component following tech manual instructions and specifications.
7.  Student will be able to utilize a flow rater and test gauges to measure performance in a hydraulic system.
8.  Student will be able to identify the symbols of an ISO hydraulic diagram and locate the components on equipment.
9.  Successful completion certifies student in Basic Hydraulics.  (John Deere Hydraulic Certification)

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

1.  Student will be able to use Ohm’s law to demonstrate/predict DC electrical behavior.
2.  Student will be able to measure the voltage and current flow in electrical circuits.
3.  Student will demonstrate proficient use of a digital multi-meter.
4.  Student will be able to recognize and test electrical components and devices.
5.  Student will be able to identify the symbols on an ISO electrical diagram and locate the components on equipment.
6.  Student will be able to use ISO schematics in diagnostic procedures.
7.  Student will be able to follow diagnostic and repair procedures.
8.  Successful completion certifies student in Basic Electrical (John Deere Electrical/Electronic Certification.

MOBILE HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC) SYSTEMS
1.  Student will be able to describe the fundamentals of operation of a mobile HVAC system.
2.  Student will be able to perform, test, repair, and retrofit procedures.
3.  Student will have knowledge of HVAC laws.
4.  Student will be able to use test gauges and thermometers in measuring the performance of the HVAC system.
5.  Student will be able to demonstrate the safe handling of refrigerants.
6.  Student will be able to charge and verify proper operation of various refrigerant systems.

ENGINES AND FUEL SYSTEMS
1.  Student will be able to disassemble and reassemble an engine using established procedures.
2.  Student will be able to describe the theory of operation of an internal combustion engine.
3.  Student will be able to utilize a dynamometer to measure engine performance and diagnostic testing procedures.
4.  Student will be able to describe the theory of operation of various designs of fuel systems.
5.  Student will be able to perform diagnostic and repair procedures on various fuel systems.
6.  Student will have knowledge of the legal limitations with respect to repairing fuel systems.

POWERTRAINS
1.  Student will be able to demonstrate understanding the theory of power-train systems.  Student will be able to diagnose, disassemble, and reassemble various power-train systems.
2.  Student will be able to understand the theory of operation of brakes (wet and dry), torsion dampers and torque converters.  Student will be able to diagnose, disassemble, and reassemble various brake (wet and dry), torsion damper, and torque converters.
3.  Student will be able to demonstrate understanding of final drive systems.  Student will be able to diagnose, disassemble, and reassemble various final drive and differential systems.

HARVESTING SYSTEMS
1.  Student will be able to describe the fundamentals of various harvesting systems.
2.  Student will be able to perform maintenance, diagnostic, and repair procedures on various harvesting equipment.
3.  Student will be able to set up and adjust harvesting equipment prior to and in-field use to optimize performance according to conditions.

TILLAGE, SEEDING, AND CHEMICAL APPLICATION SYSTEMS
1.  Student will be able to describe the fundamentals of machine operation including proper tractor compatibility.
2.  Student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of primary and secondary tillage practices.
3.  Student will be able to set up and adjust various tillage, seeding, and chemical application equipment prior to field use.
4.  Student will be able to perform maintenance, diagnostic, and repair procedures on various tillage, seeding, and chemical application equipment.
5.  Student will be able to set up and adjust tillage, seeding and chemical application equipment prior to and in-field use to optimize tractor and implement performance according to conditions.
6.  Student will have knowledge of laws associated with tillage, seeding, and chemical applications.
7.  Student will be able to demonstrate use of protective apparatus when diagnosing, maintaining, and repairing chemical application equipment.

 SERVICE DEPARTMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
1.  Student will demonstrate understanding of their role in service department operation and profitability.
2.  Student will be able to properly complete a time card and work order.
3.  Student will be able to communicate the complaint, the cause, and the correction of work performed.
4.  Student will be able to locate and utilize all service information resources.
5.  Student will be able to demonstrate a positive attitude towards customer relations.
6.  Student will have an awareness of continuing education opportunities.

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
1.  Student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in using Service ADVISOR.
2.  Student will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of Ag Management Solutions hardware and software.
               A.    Recall basic knowledge of GPS and how it works.
               B.    Describe precision farming and what the information is used for.
               C.    Identify AMS products currently available, their purpose and function.
               D.    Locate support resources for AMS systems.
               E.    Demonstrate proper setup and operation of guidance and documentation systems.
               F.    Perform basic diagnostic procedures.      

INTERNSHIP
1.  Student will demonstrate knowledge and skills learned during previous school term.