Agricultural Equipment Technician


Posted June 1, 2017: Applications for this program are currently closed. Parkland College will accept applications for the 2018-19 academic year beginning October 1, 2017.

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Agricultural Equipment Technicians diagnose, repair, modify, overhaul, service and maintain some of today’s most technologically advanced machines—tractors, combines, cultivators, seeders, sprayers.

This one year certificate from SaskPolytech (formerly SIAST) will teach students the skills necessary to assemble, repair, service and maintain all types of agricultural equipment through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on shop time. The course also includes a two week on the job work experience component in an industrial setting upon completion of the classroom time. Hands-on training will include:

  • air conditioning, heating and electrical
  • engines, fuel systems, hydraulics, power trains
  • gas and arc welding
  • harvest, hay and forage equipment
  • onboard computer and global positioning systems (GPS)
  • seeding, tillage, sprayers and applicators
  • shop procedures and safety
  • tractor set-up and pre-delivery

Why Parkland College?

  • Parkland College has developed strong ties to the businesses, industries and community it serves.
  • Many businesses in the area provide practicum opportunities and actively recruit our grads because they know they are educated to their own recommended standards.


Tuition & Course Info

If you like working with ag equipment and troubleshooting mechanical problems, the Agricultural Equipment Technician Program is your answer.

Tuition: Approx. $6,902
Materials & Fees: Approx. $3,945
Date: August 21, 2017 – May 18, 2018
Length: 36 weeks
Location: Trades and Technology Centre, Yorkton, SK

“Tuition costs and dates are subject to change up to 3 months prior to delivery.”



AIR 183 Air Conditioning and Heating
COMM 185 Industrial Communications
ELEC 296 Electrical 1: Basics
ELEC 298 Electrical 2: Systems
ELEC 299 Electrical 3: Advanced
ENGN 191 Engines 1: Basics
ENGN 192 Engines 2: Fuel Systems
ENGN 199 Engines 3: Advanced
EQPT 194 Seeding and Tillage Equipment
EQPT 196 Harvesting Equipment
EQPT 197 Hay and Forage Equipment
EQPT 198 Sprayers and Applicators
EQPT 199 Pre-Delivery and Performance
HYDR 188 Hydraulics
MATH 187 Mathematics
SHOP 187 Shop Procedures and Safety
TRNM 190 Power Trains 1
TRNM 191 Power Trains 2
TRNM 192 Power Trains 3
WELD 283 Gas Welding (OFC, TB)
WELD 287 Arc Welding (SMAW)
WORK 191 Dealership Work Experience

Important Notes

Important Notes:

  • PPE required for work placement includes: CSA-approved steel toe work boots, safety glasses and coveralls. Students will also need to supply their own hand tools for work placement.
  • Upon successful completion, Saskatchewan Polytechnic credit will be granted for specific course modules provided marks of 60% or better have been achieved. Those wanting to become indentured apprentices will require a minimum 70% weighted average for the course.
  • Students are responsible for transportation and accommodation for the work experience component.
“Program delivery contingent upon Industry demand and support.”

Career Opportunities

Agricultural Machinery Technicians are in demand at equipment dealerships. There are also opportunities with large farming operations, custom combine companies and in short-line agricultural equipment vendors. Your skills are also transferable to other industries, including mining-manufacturing and construction.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 10 or GED. Special Admission is available.
  • English language requirement
  • $50.00 Application Fee

Program Information:

Wendy Wilson
Coordinator, Trades Programs and Trades & Technology Centre Campus
Direct: 1.306.786.2590
Toll Free: 1.866.783.6766

Admissions Information:

Christopher Kosteroski
Senior Admissions Officer/International Coordinator
Direct: 1.306.786.2588
Toll Free: 1.866.783.6766

Last Updated: June 27, 2017