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AGC 128 Hydraulic Systems
Credit Hours:  1.0
Effective Term: Fall 2008
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Theory of operation, diagnostic procedures, safety and repair techniques related to hydraulic systems on heavy equipment.

Prerequisites: Must be sponsored by an AGC Contractor


Recommendations: The AGC Mechanic Apprentice Program was developed to provide a plan of approved training that will equip apprentices for profitable employment as skilled mechanics in the construction industry. Each apprentice is sponsored by a participating AGC member firm.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify various safety precautions that should be considered while working with hydraulic systems on heavy equipment.
2. Explain the fundamentals of a basic hydraulic system.
3.Explain the operation principles and identify the basic components of a hydraulic system.
4. Explain the importance of good hydraulic fluid maintenance based on manufacturer's recommendations.
5. Trace hydraulic flow and identify parts with the use of a schematic.
6. Explain how hydraulic flow and pressure is checked.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Meet proficiencies as guided by the AED Foundation Standards for Construction Equipment Technology. (http://www.aednet.org/aed_foundation/pdf/standards-2005.pdf)
2. Use service manuals to identify manufacture’s acceptable equipment standards.