Agricultural Equipment Technician


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Agricultural Equipment Technicians diagnose, repair, modify, overhaul, service, and maintain some of today’s most technologically advanced machines – tractors, combines, cultivators, seeders, sprayers. This one-year certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic will give you the skills necessary to work on a variety of agricultural equipment.

You will spend most of your class time with experienced industry-trained instructors in our trades shop, where you will receive an education placing you at the forefront of the technical curve. With our small classes you will gain a thorough understanding of:

  • air conditioning, heating and electrical
  • engines, fuel systems, hydraulics, power trains
  • gas welding
  • harvest, hay and forage equipment
  • onboard computer and global positioning systems (GPS)
  • seeding, tillage, sprayers and applicators
  • shop procedures and safety

A two-week work experience at an agricultural dealership will build on your practical skills and knowledge.

Why Parkland College?

  • Parkland College has developed strong ties to the businesses, industries and community it serves.
  • Many businesses in the area provide practicum opportunities and actively recruit our grads because they know they are educated to their own recommended standards.

Tuition & Course Info

Tuition: $6,972.06
**International students: Please refer to International Student Admissions for tuition information.
Books & Materials: Approx. $4,000.00
Fees: $1,202.00
Date: October 2, 2023 – June 14, 2024
Length: 36 weeks
Location: Trades and Technology Centre, Yorkton, SK

*Tuition costs and dates are subject to change up to 3 months prior to delivery.*



AIR 183 Air Conditioning and Heating
ELEC 296 Electrical Basics
ELEC 298 Electrical Starting and ChargingSystems
ELEC 299 Electrical System Diagnostics
ENGN 128 Engine Overhaul and Assessment
ENGN 129 Engine Overhaul and Assembly
ENGN 191 Engine Basics
ENGN 192 Engine Fuel Systems
EQPT 194 Seeding and Tillage Equipment
EQPT 196 Harvesting Equipment
EQPT 197 Hay and Forage Equipment
EQPT 198 Sprayers and Applicators
EQPT 199 Pre-Delivery and Performance
FMMT 100 Precision Farming Operations
HYDR 124 Introduction to Hydraulic Pumps and Valves
HYDR 125 Introduction to Hydraulic Flow Controls
JOBS 125 Essential Job Skills
MATH 169 Trade Mathematics
SHOP 124 Hand Tools and Shop Safety
SHOP 125 Machine Safety and Operation
TRNM 190 Primary Driveline Components, Belts and Chains
TRNM 191 Clutch Drive Systems
TRNM 192 Differentials and Final Drives
WELD 158 Oxy Fuel Cutting (OFC) and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC)
WELD 159 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
WORK 191 Dealership Work Experience
Important Notes

Important Notes:

  • PPE required for work placement includes: CSA-approved steel toe work boots, safety glasses and coveralls. Students will also need to supply their own hand tools for work placement.
  • Other equipment required for this program:
    • Basic tools (list provided with acceptance letter
    • Your own hand tools will also be required for your work placement
    • Recommended laptop computer (with Windows 10, Internet, Office 365, speakers/webcam
  • GPA Grade Point Average of 60% or higher is required for each term. An overall 60% GPA is required to graduate with a certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
  • Agricultural Equipment Technician meets the technical training levels 1 & 2 for Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). To have this training technical training recognized by SATCC, your overall average must be at least 70% with no more than 10% absenteeism. Your training will be recognized by SATCC for approximately 2.5 years from the end of your program. This means you will need to register as an apprentice with SATCC within 2.5 years from the end date of the program. A field consultant from SATCC will visit your class and share information on apprenticeship. Please visit the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship website for more details.
  • Students are responsible for transportation and accommodation for the work experience component.
*Program delivery contingent upon Industry demand and support.*

Career Opportunities

Agricultural Equipment Technicians are in demand at equipment dealerships. There are also opportunities with large farming operations, custom combine companies, and in short-line agricultural equipment vendors. Your skills are also transferable to other industries, including mining-manufacturing and construction.

Career opportunities include:

  • Diagnostic and repair technician
  • Equipment maintenance and servicing
  • Construction companies
  • Heavy equipment repair facilities
  • Agricultural equipment dealerships
  • Parts, sales and distribution
  • Company service representative
  • Farm worker/equipment repair

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 10. Special Admission – ACCUPLACER is available.
  • English language requirement
  • Non-refundable application fee: $60.00 (online) OR $90.00 (paper)
  • International students: please refer to the International Application and Admission Process for more information



Last Updated: May 3, 2023