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    This course introduces the basics of how agricultural animals are used for sustenance--how they're raised, processed, and marketed. It also takes a look at their biology, the nutrients they require, and how they're bred. Finally, it examines the welfare of those animals and discuss what kinds of rights, if any, they have. 

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    The Introduction to Irrigation course introduces agricultural irrigation. The history of irrigation and the ancient irrigation systems are studied and used to illustrate concepts such as water absorption and the transportation of water. Students also learn about modern irrigation systems such as the sprinkler irrigation, drip irrigation systems, capillary and gravitational irrigation. They will study the factors that affect water loss, the availability of water in soil and how much water is absorbed by plants. The course includes many practical tasks to illustrate the various irrigation systems and the factors that influence these systems. 
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    The course involves the study of the basics of landscape design and applying that knowledge to solve and complete several challenges/problems. 

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    This course investigates natural resources and how they are used. It addresses our degree of dependence on the environment, and ways to protect the resources we harvest. Students learn how technology and science play important roles in conserving, preserving, recycling and monitoring the environment. Identifying and testing a variety of natural resources are also covered.

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    In the Science of Agricultural Plants course, you will be introduced to how agricultural plants are classified, their anatomy and physiology, and how they reproduce. You'll discover the nutrients they need for successful growth so they can be beneficial to us for both food and clothing. You'll consider how crops make it from the farm (or greenhouse) to your home as well as the means agriculturists use to combat pests.

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    The course Introduction to Greenhouse Technology introduces greenhouse technology and how farmers use it to increase the amount and quality of produce, to increase the economic value of their crops. The students will study the greenhouse effect, and learn how to build a greenhouse taking various factors in account. Practical tasks throughout the lesson help students to understand how factors such as light, heat, airflow and building material influence the greenhouse and the crops that are grown inside. 
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    The Soil in Agriculture course presents the importance of the soil medium and how it influences agriculture. The students will study soil origin, soil types, soil composition, and soil texture and also look at the nutrients and microorganisms found in soil. The course includes various practical tasks to increase the students’ awareness of the close relationship between soil and agriculture. 
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    The Advanced Irrigation course builds on the previous course Introduction to Irrigation. More advanced subjects such as hydraulics and the essential components of a modern irrigation system are taught. Students will learn how to plan an irrigation system and how to choose the correct pipes, valves, pump unit and control heads according the environment and the farmers’ requirements. The practical tasks in the course are designed to help the students understand hydraulic science and how to plan an irrigation system by themselves. 
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    The AutoAgronom system is an advanced irrigation management system that was developed to solve the various problems found in conventional agronomy techniques. The AutoAgronom system allows users to accurately establish the correct quantities and exact timing of water irrigation and fertilization needed by various types of crops throughout the year.

    In this first lesson of the AutoAgronom system a general overview of the system is given and then the theory behind the technology is explained. Students will perform various tasks and work though interactive animations to gain an insight into how and why the AutoAgronom system is so effective.
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    This module provides students with a working knowledge of the AutoAgronom software. Students will learn how to install and work with the program and how to create and analyze graphs of historical and current data collected by the AutoAgronom system. They will learn the significance of the important system parameters and how to adjust these parameters. Finally, the module teaches students how to write programming commands for the AutoAgronom system and how to send those commands to the controller.
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    The Applications for AutoAgronom module guides the student through various case studies of the application of precision agriculture to different crops under different conditions. Students also learn how to gauge the effectiveness of a greenhouse project by studying available data and performing comparative analyses. This real-life data not only teaches the student how to work with the AutoAgronom system but also shows them the value and importance of this technology.
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    In this course, students become familiar with the basics of agriculture mechanics. This includes everything from simple machines, such as levers, through more complex devices, such as internal combustion engines and automation.  Students also explore shop safety and electrical and plumbing skills.

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    The Pneumatics Technology 1 module introduces the principles of pneumatics and pneumatically controlled systems commonly used in automated manufacturing environments.

    This module features pneumatic simulation software that allows you to create, modify, operate and observe simulated industrial grade pneumatic and electro-pneumatic devices and circuits. You connect different components, change physical parameters and observe system responses.

    The module emphasizes basic skills in operating simulation software and industrial components. This module also includes applied science experiments to demonstrate the physical principles of air power.

    Catalog number: 77-8070-0010
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    The Pneumatics Technology 2 module introduces students to advanced principles and components of pneumatics and pneumatically controlled systems commonly used in automated manufacturing environments. Students are also introduced to timing diagrams and the logic functions AND and OR, and implement them in pneumatic circuits.

    Students create, modify, operate and observe simulated pneumatic devices and circuits. Students test and troubleshoot pneumatic circuits by connecting components, changing physical parameters and observing system responses. The module focuses on pneumatics circuits and industrial applications.


    Catalog number: 77-8070-0020

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    This module is the third in the series of Pneumatics Technology modules, which enable students to grasp the fundamentals of pneumatic and electro-pneumatic controlled systems (pneumatic systems controlled electrically) commonly used in modern automated manufacturing environments. Virtual and hands-on activities challenge students to design and build pneumatic circuits with simulation software and actual components. In this module, students are exposed to the function and operation of electric/electro-pneumatic components such as switches, relays, timers, electrical push buttons, solenoid operated valves and proximity sensors. Using graphic simulations and animations, students create, modify, operate and observe simulated pneumatic and electro-pneumatic devices and circuits. Students connect different components, change physical parameters and observe system responses.

    Catalog Number: 77-8070-0030

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    This module is the fourth in a series of Pneumatics Technology modules, which enables students to grasp the fundamentals of advanced pneumatic and electro-pneumatic controlled systems commonly used in modern automated manufacturing environments. Virtual hands-on activities challenge students to design and build pneumatic and electro-pneumatic circuits with simulation software and pneumatic/electro-pneumatic components.
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    The Hydraulics Technology modules introduce students to the principles of hydraulics and the use of fluid power in automated manufacturing environments. In these modules, students use software to create, modify, operate and observe simulated hydraulic and electro-hydraulic devices and circuits. Students also use the hydraulics training panel with a wide assortment of industrial grade hydraulic components.

    Students connect components on the panel in order to control a variety of typical industrial hydraulic applications. Students connect different components, change physical parameters and observe system responses. The combination of software and industrial equipment allows students to test and troubleshoot simulated circuits before hardware connections are made.

    In the hydraulics module students design solutions for industrial hydraulic applications with emphasis on real industrial concerns, such as power losses across components, system overheating and optimized hydraulic power. Hydraulics Technology 1 emphasizes the use of simulation software and the design of basic hydraulic circuits. This module also includes applied science experiments to demonstrate the physical principles of fluid power.

    Catalog number: 77-8071-0010
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    The Hydraulics Technology modules introduce students to the principles of hydraulics and the use of fluid power in automated manufacturing environments. In these modules, students use software to create, modify, operate and observe simulated hydraulic and electro-hydraulic devices and circuits. Students also use the hydraulics training panel with a wide assortment of industrial grade hydraulic components.

    Hydraulics Technology 2 focuses on electro-hydraulics, using a computer interface control unit to enable software control and online graphic tracking of the hydraulics panel. Electro-hydraulic systems use electrical circuits to operate hydraulic components.

    Catalog number 77-8071-0020
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    The Hydraulics Technology modules introduce students to the principles of hydraulics and the use of fluid power in automated manufacturing environments. In these modules, students use software to create, modify, operate and observe simulated hydraulic and electro-hydraulic devices and circuits. Students also use a hydraulics training panel with a wide assortment of industrial grade hydraulic components.

    In Hydraulics Technology 3: Advanced Hydraulics and Electro-hydraulics, students are exposed to the function and operation of advanced components and circuits involving switches, relays, timers, electrical push buttons, solenoid operated valves and proximity sensors. In addition, students learn the critical skill of how to connect circuits by reading schematic diagrams.

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    This module is designed to equip the student with a solid grounding and broad knowledge of a wide range of aspects of fluid mechanics and dynamics. Activity 1 introduces the student to the properties of fluids. Activities 2, 3 and 4 deal with static fluids, and cover topics such as hydrostatic forces, pressure measurement and buoyancy. Activities 5, 6 and 7 cover the fundamentals of fluid flow, including the principles of momentum and energy conservation. Forces exerted by jets are discussed, and the theory is applied to propulsion systems. Activities 8, 9 and 10 explore the dynamics of flow in pipes. Methods of analysis, the effects of energy losses and complex pipe arrangements are all explained. Activity 11 applies the principles learned to flow in open channels. Activities 12 and 13 explore the transfer of energy in pumps and turbines. Activity 14 presents a range of hydraulic systems, which make practical use of the principles learned in the module. Activity 15 introduces the student to dimensional analysis. Various applications of dimensional analysis, including the analysis of models, are discussed.
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    The PLC Technology 1: Fundamentals of Ladder Logic module is the first in a series of four modules that teach about PLC technology. In this module, students learn how to program and use PLCs in industrial applications that require electrical control. The PLC modules feature powerful PLC simulation control software that allows students to program a PLC and simulate industrial applications.

    The module includes the testing of input and output responses to ladder diagrams students program. 

    PLC Technology 1: Fundamentals of Ladder Logic emphasizes the fundamentals of PLC theory and basic programming.

    Cat No. 77-8220-0010

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    In the PLC Technology 2: Advanced Ladder Logic module, you learn how to program and use PLCs in industrial applications that require electrical control. The PLC modules feature software, which allows you to program a PLC and simulate industrial applications. The module includes the testing of input and output responses to ladder diagrams you have programmed. The combination of graphic simulation software with PLC hardware enables you to test and correct control programs both online and offline.

    PLC Technology 2: Advanced Ladder Logic focuses on advanced PLC programming.
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    Students learn how to program and use PLCs in industrial applications that require electrical control. The PLC modules feature software that allows students to program a PLC and simulate industrial applications. The module includes the testing of input and output responses to ladder diagrams programmed by students.

    In PLC Technology 3: PLC-Controlled Pneumatic Systems, students learn how to control pneumatic systems using a PLC. Basic pneumatic terminology is introduced and explained, and the student simulates the operation of pneumatic components.
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    Catalog number: 77-8220-0030

    In PLC Technology 4: PLC-Controlled Hydraulic Systems, students learn how to control hydraulic systems using a PLC. Basic hydraulic terminology is introduced and explained, and the student simulates the operation of hydraulic components.
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    Catalog Number: 77-8220-0040

    This 6-hour course is designed for students who already have knowledge in basic PLC programming. The supplement introduces the students to the Siemens PLC system with the S7-1200 hardware and STEP 7 TIA Portal software. 

    Cat. number: 77-8210-0050 


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