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.
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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 2235||On-the-Job Training||3|
|ENGL 1111||Composition I||3|
|ENGL 2207||Technical Writing||3|
|MATH 1102||Contemporary Math||3|
|SPCH 1103||Interpersonal Communicati||3|
The following minimum requirements must be completed:
1. All required courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to graduate.
2. Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.
3. The minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 78
Elementary Algebra score of 60 or Math 0090
Northland Community & Technical College is more than just an education; it's an experience. When you take that experience out into the real world, you discover that it works! Whether you're looking for a stepping stone to a four-year degree, hands-on training to jump-start your career, or something in between - you'll find it here.
Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.