Printed on 8/1/2021
Agriculture Equipment Service Technician
Technical Diploma (TD)
Financial Aid Eligible
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*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.
Agricultural equipment is becoming more and more complex. You need advanced technical skills to work on planting and harvesting equipment today. Learn to maintain and repair diesel engine systems, drive trains, hydraulics, electrical systems, GPS, air conditioning, materials handling equipment, and harvesting equipment. You’ll gain practical, hands-on training and applied skills such as repair, diagnostics and troubleshooting, which are critical for this industry. In addition, your study of agribusiness and agriculture marketing will position you to be a valued and skilled technician in this industry.
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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
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- 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.
- Demonstrate communication skills needed for interacting with customers and coworkers in a professional manner.
Program specific technical studies courses begin in the fall semester. By starting in fall, a minimum of three semesters will be required to complete this program which includes one summer 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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