Take your agricultural and mechanical skills to the next level with specialized courses and one-on-one instruction from a qualified tradesperson in the Agricultural Equipment Technician Apprenticeship program. Over four years, you’ll mix on-the-job training with technical experience, learning to maintain, diagnose and repair or overhaul equipment such as tractors, combines, sprayers and more.

Gaining all the ag mechanic skills you need during your apprenticeship, you’ll work with your hands to diagnose electrical, mechanical and hydraulic problems – ensuring downtime is minimized and the harvest is maximized. The agriculture industry is crucial to our food supply and keeping farm equipment running is a necessity you’ll be able to provide as an agricultural equipment technician.

Become an essential part of the agriculture industry, and apply for your apprenticeship today!

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Career Opportunities

When you complete your apprenticeship, you’ll be ready for your future in agriculture in positions such as:

  • Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Service Representative
  • Technician

Visit ALIS website for more career information.

80%

of the program will see you on the job, learning from qualified technicians in the field

1 Western Tractor Technology lab

an advanced agriculture technology room supplied with industry-leading technology

1st

post-secondary institution in Canada to sign an AGCO Advantage partnership agreement, meaning you’ll train on the latest industry-standard equipment

At-a-Glance

Starts-in

Late August

Credential / Accreditation

Certified 'Journeyman' Papers

Duration

4 years

Dates and Deadlines

Visit the Program Application Status page for more details.

Academic Centre

Centre for Trades

Admissions

This program is not available for International Students.

Academic requirements
  • Successful completion of English 10-2 and Math 10-3, or a pass mark in all Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests, or entrance exam.
  • English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20 and related Career and Technology Studies (CTS) recommended.

Additional information on apprenticeship and industry training is available on Alberta's Tradesecrets website.


To arrange a tour, call 403.320.3366 or toll-free 1.800.572.0103.


Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board

Provincial Building, Room 280
200 - 5th Avenue South
Lethbridge AB   T1J 4C7

Telephone: 1-800-248-4823
Outside of North America: 1-403-476-9757
Fax: 403-381-5795


Ask about the Alberta Apprenticeship Scholarship Program. You might discover you’re eligible for a financial award!

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Delivery Formats

The Agricultural Equipment Technician program is an apprenticeship program delivered face-to-face on campus but may have some blended and hyflex components.

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship programs require eight to 12 weeks of classroom training each year in addition to on-the-job training. You’ll work with an employer and our experienced instructors to gain the best of both worlds as you work and earn money while training.

On Campus

This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on campus in Lethbridge.

Courses

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Learning Environment 

Apprenticeship programs require eight weeks of classroom training each year in addition to on-the-job training.

Courses include:
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Agricultural harvesting equipment
  • Air conditioning and heating systems
  • Basic electrical
  • Basic hydraulics
  • Braking systems
  • Diesel fuel injection systems
  • Electric welding and oxy fuel cutting
  • Electronic fuel management
  • Engine fundamentals, service and repair
  • Engine systems
  • Heavy duty charging and cranking systems
  • Hydraulics 2
  • Powertrain 1
  • Powertrain 2 and preventive maintenance
  • Powertrain (specific to off-road)
  • Seeding and precision farming systems
  • Spraying equipment
  • Standard workplace safety, materials and tools
  • Steering and suspension systems and accessories (specific to off-road) and apprenticeship

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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$1,008.00
$300.50
$800.00
Year 2
$1,008.00
$300.50
$800.00
Year 3
$1,008.00
$300.50
$800.00
Year 4
$1,008.00
$300.50
$800.00
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Notes

Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

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