Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician

Tackle the world’s MEAN machines and transform your future

Turn your knack for maintenance and machinery into an exciting career. The Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician program will get you on the road to working with the steel giants that modern society uses every day. Our one-year certificate gives you the versatility to work in agricultural and/or heavy-duty diesel equipment repair. In small classes, you’ll learn about suspensions, power trains, steering, brakes, diesel engines, fuel systems, electrical systems and mobile hydraulics. Our state-of-the-art shop will equip you with all the latest tools and technologies, helping you lay out a solid foundation in this fast-paced industry.

Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician is right for you if you have:

  • mechanical ability and an interest in all types of machinery and engines, electronics and precision equipment
  • good vision, hearing and sense of smell to diagnose problems
  • the strength and stamina required to work with heavy equipment and work in cramped or awkward positions
  • the ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • the ability to think logically and keep up to date with changes in technology.

Cement the path to success

You’ll get a world of hands-on experience participating in a two-week practicum, where you’ll work one-on-one with qualified journeymen technicians at a real repair facility. But, your options don’t stop there: upon completion of the program, you will be able to write exams for the first two years of Agricultural Equipment Technician or the first two years of Heavy Equipment Technician. You will also be eligible to enter the Alberta Apprenticeship program. So, you’ll be working towards a career you enjoy in virtually no time at all. For a machine maniac like you, it doesn’t get any better than this.

Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician: At-a-Glance
1 Year (32 weeks)
Fall (September) term with late August program start date
Certificate in Agricultural & Heavy Equipment Technician

Upon successful completion of the Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician program, you can enter the Alberta Apprenticeship program with an advanced standing toward the completion of their apprenticeship training. Apprenticeship exams can be written for both the first and second years of Agricultural Equipment Technician and the first and second years of Heavy Equipment Technician upon successful completion of the program. You will receive 300 hours credit towards experience for each of the first and second years of Agricultural Equipment Technician or the first and second years of Heavy Equipment Technician.

Agricultural & Heavy Equipment Technician - Cost Estimate
2017-18 Academic Year TuitionFeesBooks & Supplies
Year 1$4,875$1,447$771
Year 2Not ApplicableNot ApplicableNot Applicable
• 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.
• International students are charged three times the tuition fee of their particular program and the same (other) fees as domestic students.
• 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.

Contact Us

Program Office:
• 403.320.3411
Office of the Chair:
• 403.394.7348
Office of the Dean:
• 403.320.3318

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