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Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
Do you enjoy working with machines and equipment? Our practical, one-year (32-week) Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician Certificate program will give you the foundation you need to build a successful career in agricultural and/or heavy-duty diesel equipment repair. 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. Working in small classes, you'll develop your understanding of power trains, steering, suspension, brakes, diesel engines, fuel systems, electrical systems and mobile hydraulics, as well as farm and industrial equipment through theory and lots of hands-on experience. One week of the program will be completed at an Agricultural or Heavy Equipment repair facility where you'll work directly with journeyman technicians. Our modern shop facilities have the latest in diagnostic technologies and tools. And, you'll test your skills working on a wide range of on- and off-road vehicles and farm equipment. Move ahead in industry today by obtaining a Lethbridge College certificate in the Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician program.

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3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements: All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admissions section of the calendar.  

Academic Requirements: Applicants to this program do not require a high school diploma; however, they must satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies): Grade 11 English; Grade 11 Math. The following courses or subjects are recommended for the best possible outcome in the Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician program: Physics, Chemistry and Science; Grade 12 Math and English.

Supplies: Students will require a basic set of hand tools. An electrical test meter (DVOM) will be required for the second term.

Note: Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Application Deadline

New students are accepted into the Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician program for the Fall (September) term with a late August program start date.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2020/08/01 to 2021/07/31*.

  • Tuition $5,344.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,440.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $900.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated January 29, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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