Program Description

The Agriculture Equipment Technician Technical Diploma 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 pounds. 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.

Approximate Cost

$6,875
Tuition: $5809 , Books: $1066

Starting Salary

$31,005
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Test, repair and/or replace electrical components
  • Perform diagnosis, service, operate and repair of various types of equipment used in agriculture
  • Examine and listen to equipment, read inspection reports and talk with customers to locate and diagnose equipment failures
  • Record details of repairs made and parts used
  • Work effectively in the agriculture equipment repair field

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Large Farms
  • Custom Operators
  • Cooperatives
  • Agriculture Equipment Dealers

Courses

The Agriculture Equipment Technician Technical Diploma is a 35 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

INTRODUCTION TO WELDING 2.00
SAFE EQUIPMENT OPERATION 2.00
FLUID POWER SYSTEMS 1 3.00
EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 2.00
AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION 2.00
ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS 1 4.00
IMPLEMENTS 1 3.00

Second Term

AIR CONDITIONING 3.00
ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS 2 3.00
FLUID POWER SYSTEMS 2 3.00
IMPLEMENTS 2 3.00
SKID LOADER/COMPACT EQUIPMENT 2.00
CUSTOMER SERVICE PRINCIPLES 1.00
DIESEL ENGINE THEORY 1.00
POWER TRAIN THEORY 1.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Additional Information

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.