Printed on 5/14/2021
Agriculture Power Equipment
Associate Degree (AAS)
Financial Aid Eligible
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*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.
If you want to repair and maintain farm equipment, this degree program is for you. These courses provide hands-on training and critical diagnostic and troubleshooting skills. You will work on the latest electronically controlled diesel engines, drive trains, hydraulics and electrical systems, air conditioning, materials handling equipment and harvesting equipment. You’ll also learn to work with computer-based systems. And, the program includes classes in business management and customer service—everything you need to start your career in this field.
Agriculture Service Technician
Agriculture Field Technician
Precision Farming Specialist
Parts & Service Department Manager
Agriculture Power & Equipment Sales Representative
Custom Harvesting Operator/Technician
Agriculture Dealership Service Writer
An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.
Credit Transfer Options
They're your credits. Take them with you!
Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.
- Repair electrical systems
- Analyze a digital data system
- Repair hydraulic systems
- Repair internal combustion engines
- Repair power trains/transmissions
- Repair air conditioning systems
- Follow industry equipment and shop safety standards
- Install precision agriculture technology systems.
- Perform precision agriculture technology system updates and calibrations
- Analyze precision agriculture technology systems
- Demonstrate communication skills needed for interacting with customers and coworkers in a professional manner
When starting in fall, a minimum of five semesters will be required to complete this program--including one summer semester. If starting in spring, you will be able to register for general education courses; however, program specific technical studies courses will not begin until the fall semester.
Tools are provided for use while on campus. Students must have safety glasses, steel-toed shoes and need to purchase program shirts.
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