The Agriculture Equipment Technician program combines classroom theory with extensive hands-on training in an agriculture shop environment to provide a well-rounded education in the agriculture equipment service and repair industry. The program is housed at the Agriculture Center of Excellence, which is a production dairy farm that utilizes cutting-edge agriculture technology. Learners will gain experience in agriculture equipment, fluid power, maintenance, metal repair techniques and diagnostics and repair. Learners interested in this career should have above average computer skills, the ability to work with tools and the physical capacity to lift and carry 50 lbs. In addition, learners looking to be successful in this occupation should have the aptitude to work within precise limits and standards and possess good oral, reading and writing skills. Potential employers include: agriculture equipment dealers, cooperatives, custom operators, large farms and equipment manufacturers. This program requires learners to have a valid driver’s license.