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.

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Career Opportunities

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

  • technician
  • sales representative
  • service representative
  • manager

https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/0322/   Agricultural Equipment Technician

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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

Application Deadlines

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Program Availability

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Academic Centre

Centre for Trades

Admissions

Academic requirements
  • Successful completion of English 20-2, Math 20-3 and Science 10, or entrance exam.
  • English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 30 or Chemistry 30 or Science 30 and related career and technology studies recommended.

Please note: You must be a registered apprentice to apply for this program. Information on how to become a registered apprentice is available on the Alberta Government's website.

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

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.

Blended

This program includes both face-to-face/on-campus and online delivery in both synchronous (learning occurs in real-time on a set schedule) and asynchronous (learning does not occur at the same time or same place) formats.

Hyflex

This program is offered both on-campus and online; lectures and hands-on training opportunities are delivered through video conference, allowing students the option to attend classes in-person or remotely.

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 to 12 weeks of classroom training each year in addition to on-the-job training.

Courses include:
  • Diesel fuel injection systems
  • Electrical welding and oxy fuel cutting
  • Electronic fuel management
  • Spraying equipment
  • Powertrain (specific to off-road)
  • Seeding and precision farming systems

View the full course outline for the Agricultural Equipment Technician Apprenticeship.

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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$784.00
$141.25
$147.84
Year 2
$784.00
$141.25
$0.00
Year 3
$784.00
$141.25
$101.75
Year 4
$784.00
$141.25
$0.00
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.

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