If you’re itching to work on farm equipment, commercial vehicles or heavy machinery, the one-year Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician certificate can get you into a mechanic position in a hurry. This one-year program equips you with the knowledge, experience and hours needed to start working right away and continue on to an apprenticeship.
In just two semesters, you’ll get training on everything you need to know to work on the steel giants of our modern society. Our well-equipped shop facilities have the latest in diagnostic technologies and tools. You’ll test your skills working on a wide range of on and off-road vehicles and farm equipment.Apply Now Grab and Go Information
Upon completion of the program, you'll be able to write exams for the first two years of Agricultural Equipment Technician or Heavy Equipment Technician. You'll also be eligible to enter the Alberta Apprenticeship program. No matter which road you take, you'll be ready to begin a career in many diverse fields, including:
- Agricultural Equipment Service
- Construction Equipment Service
- Heavy Equipment Service
- Journeyman Agricultural Equipment Technician
- Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician
- Mining Equipment Service
- Mobile Repair Service
- Oilfield Equipment Service
- Service Manager/Shop Foreman
- Trucking Equipment Service
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practicum in a repair facility working with qualified journeymen
dynamometers (dynos for short) are used for measuring the power produced by an engine, motor or other rotating prime mover
agricultural and heavy equipment bays within the Crooks School of Transportation
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New students are accepted into the Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician program for the Fall (September) term with a late August program start date.
General Admissions Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.
Applicants to this program do not require a high school diploma; however, they must satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies):
- Grade 11 English
- Grade 11 Math
The following courses or subjects are recommended for the best possible outcome in the Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician program:
- Physics, Chemistry, and Science
- Grade 12 Math and English
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded an Agricultural & Heavy Equipment Technician certificate.
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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.
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Students who have successfully completed Lethbridge College's Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Certificate program can continue to obtain their Journeyman Certification by registering with Apprenticeship Alberta. For more information about Alberta's apprenticeship requirements go to: https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/
Tuition and Fees
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.
Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.
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