If you’re itching to work on farm equipment, commercial vehicles or heavy machinery, the 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 or 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 modern shop facilities have the latest in diagnostic technologies and tools. And, you’ll test your skills working on a wide range of on and off-road vehicles and farm equipment.

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Career Opportunities

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

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dynamometers (dynos for short) are used for measuring the power produced by an engine, motor or other rotating prime mover

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agricultural and heavy equipment bays within the Crooks School of Transportation

At-a-Glance

Starts-in

Late August

Credential / Accreditation

Certificate

Duration

1 year

Application Deadlines

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Program Availability

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Academic Centre

Centre for Trades

Admissions

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.

Academic Requirements

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

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Delivery Formats

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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Course Title Credits
Year 1
Term I
AHM-1124 Suspension and Brakes 6
AHM-1126 Safety and Hand Skills 3
AHM-1127 Power Trains 6
AHM-1129 Farm and Industrial Equipment 3
  Credits 18
Term II
AHM-1130 Electrical and Electronics 6
AHM-1131 Diesel Engines 6
AHM-1132 Diesel Fuel Systems 6
AHM-1135 Mobile Hydraulics 3
  Credits 21
  Total Credits 39
Apprenticeship Pathway

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/

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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$5,655.00
$1,650.00
$900.00
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International Students
Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$17,355.00
$1,650.00
$900.00
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.

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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Scholarships

With just one online application, you can apply for all the Lethbridge College awards and scholarships for which you qualify, including these featured scholarships:

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