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HORT 150 - Grounds Equipment and Fleet Management

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Laboratory Hours: 2 plus 6 hrs for extra service projects

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor for non-majors

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

Students learn the principles of operation for small gas engines, as well as how to select, safely operate, test, adjust, and maintain them. These skills are applied to specific pieces of equipment, including shredders, chippers, mowers, seeders, tractors, golf carts, and various specialty equipment. The organization, identification, and arrangement of shop equipment is also covered.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. To become acquainted with the principles of operation, adjustment and maintenance, adaptability, and use of the more common types of landscape and grounds maintenance equipment.
  2. To develop a conversant knowledge of the function and method of operation of the major components and systems of each item of equipment studied.
  3. To be able to perform basic servicing, calibrations, adjustments, and maintain the equipment studied as related to manufacturers specifications and field requirements.
  4. Develop an awareness for safety and the ability to safely operate turf equipment.
  5. Develop a functional, working knowledge of the basic principles of operation of small gas engines and to acquire and correctly utilize preventive maintenance skills.
  6. Obtain competency in the identification and correct use and care of the common shop tools used in the maintenance and repair of landscape and grounds maintenance equipment.