Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

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Step 1: Apply Online
Step 2: College Orientation 
Step 3: English & Math Placement
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Contact the friendly Enrollment Services staff if you have questions about adding or dropping classes, or filing for pass/no pass.

Other questions? Call 209-575-6789.

The Assessment Testing Office administers tests to help you select appropriate courses or satisfy pre-requisites.

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Modesto Junior College

Power Mechanics

MJC Power Mechanics 


A.S. Degrees:

Agricultural Mechanics 

Ag Mech

Please contact the Modesto Junior College Agriculture Department for more information.

Faculty Advisor:
Todd Conrado
(209) 575-6214

Mad Scientist



The Diesel Certificate program is designed to get highly skilled diesel technicians into the workforce as quickly as possible. Students completing the program are highly qualified for employment in a wide range of diesel repair industries. These industries may include Agriculture, On Highway Truck, Heavy Construction, Forestry, Material Handling, and more.

Basic Heavy Equipment Technician Certificate

Class # Class Name Units
AgM289 Small Engine Repair 3
AgM 241 Diesel Engine Principles 3
AgM 210 Agriculture Welding 3
AgM 280 Mobile Hydraulics 3
AgM 243 Heavy Machinery Electrical Systems 3
AgM 214 Equipment Service and Safety 1
  Total Units 16

Advanced Heavy Equipment Technician Certificate

Class # Class Name Units
AgM 221 Equipment Diagnosis and Repair 3
AgM 215 Machinery Management 3
AgM 242 Diesel Engine Overhaul 3
AgM 240 Truck/Tractor Power Frames 3
AgM 245 Diesel Engine Fuel Systems 3
  Total Units   15

Heavy Machinery Management Certificate

Class # Class Name Units
AgM 200 Intro to Mechanical Tech 3
AgM 214 Equipment Service & Safety 1
AgM 215 Machinery Management 3
AgEc 200 Ag Accounting & Analysis  3
AgEc 220 Ag Business Management 3
AgEc 225 Ag Computer Applications 3
  Total Units   16

Each certificate area is able to be completed in one semester. Successful completion of the Basic Heavy Equipment Certificate is required for entry into the Advanced Heavy Equipment Certificate program. Students can transfer into the AS degree program at any time.

In addition to some of the most sought after and respected diesel certificates in the state, we also have many internships,. scholarships, part-time jobs and work programs available. 

Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Contact Us

Phone: 209-575-6200
Fax: 209-575-6199
Web Site Ag Home Page:

Agriculture Division Office
MJC East Campus
435 College Ave. 
Modesto, CA, 95350
Fall/Spring Semester Hours
Monday - Friday: 
     8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday:
     8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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