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.
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 2021-2022 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
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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.
Fall 2022 Application Dates
- Application open
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2022
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
Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:
- High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
- GED/HSED score report
- College transcript showing an associate degree or higher
3. Residency Requirements
Based on historical trends at Madison College a waitlist is not expected to form for this program. Therefore all applicants, regardless of residency status, are eligible for application review.
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.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.
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