Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician
If you’re eager to work on farm equipment, commercial vehicles or heavy machinery, the one-year Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician certificate equips you with the knowledge and experience needed to start working right away and continue on to an apprenticeship.
In just two semesters, you’ll be trained on the latest in diagnostic technologies and tools and get the chance to test your skills working on a wide range of on and off-road vehicles and farm equipment.
Program fees will vary. To view the fee information for your program, go to lethbridgecollege.ca/programs and select your program.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded an Agricultural & Heavy Equipment Technician certificate.
New students are accepted into the Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Technician program for the Fall (September) term with a late August program start date.
General Admissions Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.
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
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|AHM-1126||Safety and Hand Skills||3|
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Students who have successfully completed Lethbridge College's Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Certificate program can continue to obtain their Journeyman Certification by registering with Apprenticeship Alberta. For more information about Alberta's apprenticeship requirements go to: https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/
Upon completion of the program, you'll be able to write exams for the first two years of Agricultural Equipment Technician or Heavy Equipment Technician. You'll also be eligible to enter the Alberta Apprenticeship program. No matter which road you take, you'll be ready to begin a career in many diverse fields, including:
- Agricultural Equipment Service
- Construction Equipment Service
- Heavy Equipment Service
- Journeyman Agricultural Equipment Technician
- Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician
- Mining Equipment Service
- Mobile Repair Service
- Oilfield Equipment Service
- Service Manager/Shop Foreman
- Trucking Equipment Service