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Agricultural equipment
Agriculture Equipment Service Technician
Program Number: 310705
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
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Delivery Method:
100% In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
35 Credits | Finish diploma in 1 year
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  • Program Overview

    In the Agriculture Equipment Service Technician program, you learn to repair and maintain agricultural equipment providing hands-on training on the latest technology. Due to the complexity of the industry, you will learn advanced technical skills to work on planting and harvesting equipment today. In addition, you will learn to maintain and repair diesel engine systems, drive trains, hydraulics, electrical systems, GPS, air conditioning, materials handling equipment, and harvesting equipment. You will gain practical, hands-on training and applied skills such as repair, diagnostics and troubleshooting, which are critical for this industry utilizing our state-of-the-art, simulated shop environment from award winning faculty. Hands-on training is driven by local industry to ensure students gain the skills needed to be successful in industry.  This program is geared for the hands-on learner who is seeking a minimal amount of time in college and is seeking an entry level position in the agriculture mechanics field. As a student in the Agriculture Equipment Service Technician program at Madison College, you will:

    • Train on agricultural equipment in the classroom and in the lab.
    • Develop critical diagnostic and troubleshooting skills.
    • Develop agricultural equipment service skills for entry-level employment at agricultural equipment employers.

    In the Agriculture Equipment Service Technician program, you have the opportunity to:

    • Learn from experts in agricultural equipment.
    • Get hands-on training with advanced agricultural technology.
    • Gain technical knowledge in hydraulics, power trains, electronics, fuel systems, heating, air conditioning and engine service.
    • Graduate from the Agricultural Equipment Technician program with a Technical Diploma.

    Program Details

    Students in the Agriculture Equipment Service Technician program can attend full time.

    Agriculture Equipment Service Technician program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax


    Earning your associate degree in the Agriculture Equipment Service Technician program at Madison College prepares you for valuable work as:  

    • Ag Dealership Parts Person
    • Ag Dealership Service Technician
    • Ag Dealership Service Writer
    • Field Service Technician
    • Harvesting Operator/Technician

    With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

    • Lead Technician
    • Shop Foreman
    • Service Writer Coordinator
    • Customer Support Representative
    • Ag Equipment Salesperson
    • Consumer Products Salesperson
    • Service Manager
    • Ag Company Service Representative
    • Ag Company Sales Representative
    • Dealer Sales Manager
    • Dealership Manager

  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    2 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Second Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    2 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Application Dates

    Fall 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024

    Admission Requirements

    All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

    1. Admission Application

    The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

    2. Education Completion

    Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:

    • High school  transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing:
      • Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
      • At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
        • The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
        • Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum

    All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.

    Additional Notes

    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
    • Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.

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  • Career Outcomes

    Madison College Agriculture Equipment Service Technician program graduates are prepared to:

    • Follow and practice safety procedures in the workplace
    • Utilize available tools to support the ability to understand, diagnose and repair problems accurately and efficiently
    • Demonstrate desirable professional abilities, including self-motivation, self-awareness, teamwork, flexibility, stress management, and respect for coworkers, supervisors, and clients
    • Communicate clearly and professionally in both written and verbal communications to customers, coworkers, and supervisors
    • Set up and maintain components, systems and equipment to their original level of performance
    • Recognize basic business operations and policies to provide effective service and contribute to profitability
    • Diagnose and repair various types of components, equipment, and machines such as electrical systems, digital data systems, hydraulic systems, internal combustion engines, power trains/transmissions, and air conditioning systems
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