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AGC 129 Hydraulic Systems Lab
Credit Hours:  1.5
Effective Term: Fall 2008
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 5 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Application of diagnostic and repair procedures related to hydraulic systems in heavy equipment. Use of technical service manuals, an array of special tools and safety are emphasized. Apprentice must submit documentation of 48 hours of supervised experience.

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
1.Identify various safety precautions that should be considered while working with hydraulic systems on heavy equipment.
2.Determine what tools and service literatures are needed to make necessary repairs and adjustments in a hydraulic system.
3.Disassemble, inspect, clean and repair hydraulic components according to service manual.
4.Demonstrate the ability to use pressure gauges and flow meters.
5.Perform the proper preventive maintenance needed on hydraulics systems in a variety of machines according to the service manual.
6.Identify the different types of hoses, tubes and connectors used in hydraulic systems.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Perform the manipulative skills required to satisfactorily complete the lab assignments to meet the manufacture’s written specifications.
2. Receive a rating greater than two on the course performance standard check sheet. (Approved by the AGC Mechanics Training Committee}
3. Submit a signed work log documenting 48 hours of hydraulic system work verified by the apprentice’s supervisor.