Precision Agriculture Equipment Technician

  • Credits: 60
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

Program Overview

A program that prepares individuals to maintain and repair specialized farm, ranch, and agribusiness power equipment and vehicles. Includes instruction in the principles of diesel, combustion, electrical/electronics, computers and networking, hydraulic, and mechanical systems and their application to the maintenance of terrestrial and airborne crop-spraying equipment; unmanned aerial and terrestrial systems; tractors and hauling equipment; planting and harvesting equipment; cutting equipment; power sources and systems for
silos; irrigation and pumping equipment; dairy, feeding, and shearing operations; and data and imagery processing systems.


According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Farm Equipment Mechanic in the state of Minnesota is $19.52 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 6.3%, a high growth career.

  • Precision Agriculture Technicians

Program Course Listings

View semester course schedule order by campus: Thief River Falls


Course # Course Name Credit(s)
AGRI 1150 Soil Maint & Fertility 3
AGRI 2250 Welding I 1
CPTR 1131 Microcomputer Maintenance 4
ETAS 1105 Applied Electronics 3
PAET 1100 Intro Precision Ag 3
PAET 1110 Equipment Operations 3
PAET 1115 Shop Tools/Practices 2
PAET 1120 Air Conditioning 2
PAET 1125 Light/Medium Engines 3
PAET 1130 Hydraulic Systems 4
PAET 1140 Ag Electrical Systems 3
PAET 2200 Advanced Farming Sys 3
PAET 2205 Heavy Duty Engines 3
PAET 2210 Ag Drive Systems 3
PAET 2230 Internship 1
PAET 2235 On-the-Job Training 3
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3
ENGL 2207 Technical Writing 3
MATH 1102 Contemporary Math 3
NSCI 1103 Geology 4
SPCH 1103 Interpersonal Communicati 3