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Agriculture Equipment Service Technician
Program Code: 31-003-2

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Technical Diploma: 1 Year, 44 Credits
Appleton Campus
Financial Aid Eligible

Program Description

While enrolled in this one-year technical diploma program, students will take classes in diesel engine systems, drive trains, hydraulics, electrical systems, GPS, air conditioning, materials handling equipment, and harvesting equipment. The program emphasizes practical, hands-on training and applied skills such as repair, diagnostic and troubleshooting skills which are critical for this industry.

This is a 44-credit program with most of the credits transferable to the associate degree program, Agriculture Power Equipment. It takes three terms to complete the diploma—fall, spring and summer.

All tools are provided by the college, however, students are required to have safety glasses, steel-toed shoes and purchase program shirts.

Program/Plan Admission Requirements

Program Outcomes
  • Develop skills to perform engine maintenance, fuel systems repair and major diesel engine overhaul.
  • Demonstrate technical ability and competency to diagnose and service electrical systems and hydraulic systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and repair drive train systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and service air conditioning systems.
  • Obtain WI Air Conditioning Certificate.
  • Demonstrate technical ability to understand, operate, and service planting, forage, and grain harvesting equipment.
  • Demonstrate technical ability and competency to diagnose and service materials handling equipment (Skid loaders).
  • Develop safe procedure and practices for all phases of service and repair of agriculture equipment.
  • Develop the skills associated with computer-based systems on agriculture equipment. (Guidance systems and precision land management). Use of computers will be stressed.
  • Demonstrate communication skills, written and verbal, needed for dealing with customers and co-workers in a professional manner.
  • Develop the skills needed for remote diagnostics.

Program Offered at This Location

  • Appleton—1825 N. Bluemound Drive

Helpful High School Courses

Agriculture, technical education, computers, math and related industry courses are helpful.

Contact Us

For additional information, call Tom Yost at (920) 735-2556.

For additional program/admission information, View Program Plan.

Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
If you have questions, contact your advisor.

2014-15 Educational Program