Agriculture Equipment Technician Technical Diploma | Northcentral Technical College

Agriculture Equipment Technician

Technical Diploma

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.

program at a Glance

Agriculture Equipment Technician 35 Credit Technical Diploma

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Partially Available
  • Medford -
  • Phillips Partially Available
  • Spencer -
  • Wittenberg -

Approximate Cost

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

Average Starting Salary

$31,005 Annually, based on the 2016 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

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

Potential Careers

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

Course List

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Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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