Agricultural Power and Equipment Technician

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Agricultural Power and Equipment Technician

Technical Diploma

57 Credits | 2 Year

Financial Aid-Eligible

New Richmond

Career Cluster: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources


If you're interested in agricultural equipment and enjoy working with technology, consider the Agricultural Power and Equipment program. Agriculture Mechanics skills can get you a career in a variety of positions such as agriculture service technician, farm maintenance technician, diesel technician and agriculture engineer (with additional education), to name a few.

Program Overview

As a service technician in this field, your skills are extremely valuable. Having the mechanical skills to help you get a piece of equipment running right for the customer or for yourself, before weather can ruin the crops, is an amazing accomplishment. The Agriculture Power and Equipment Technician Program will allow students to develop skills in the theory, operation, and repair of tillage, planting, harvesting equipment and tractors. Opportunities to troubleshoot and service farm equipment are a valuable aspect of this program. Students study diesel engines, drivetrains, electrical systems, and hydraulics.

Program Outcomes

Agricultural Power and Equipment Technician graduates will be able to:

  • Repair electrical systems
  • Analyze an electronic system
  • Repair hydraulic systems
  • Repair internal combustion engines
  • Repair power trains/transmissions
  • Follow industry safety standards

A hands-on program where you'll spend approximately 75 percent of your time working in the shop implementing what you learned in the classroom. 

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Learn by doing.

WITC's Agricultural Power and Equipment lab

Exposure to current technology.

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Develop lifelong relationships.


Agriculture Power and Equipment Technician program is available at the Northwood Tech-New Richmond campus. Within this program you will gain a wealth of knowledge through classroom learning and in the Ag shop. This program prepares you for the job market with real, relevant projects. 

Industry Certifications

Within the program curriculum, you will have the opportunity to earn OSHA forklift certification and Mobile Air Conditioning EPA 609 certification.

Club Activities

The Ag Power Club participates in many activities on campus. From helping out student life with various activities like highway clean up to serving food at the Halloween extravaganza, the Ag Power club will get you involved on campus. The Ag Power club also takes a multiple day field trip to various locations and states to check out where agriculture equipment is made. 

Summer Internships

If desired, students can partake in a summer internship with implement dealers and other relevant businesses, between their first and second years. This is a great supplement to the students’ education in the field of agriculture mechanics. 


Areas of study include diesel engines, D.C. electrical systems, hydraulics, powertrains and air conditioning.   

Explore the Curriculum

Featured Agricultural Power and Equipment Technician Courses

| 1 CR
This course will provide the learner with a basic understanding of the diesel engine. The design and operating principles of the engine, cooling, fuel, intake, exhaust systems, and lubrication systems will be examined. COREQUISITE: 32070326 Basic Engines.
| 3 CR
This course is designed to study the construction, operation, adjustments, and repairs of electrical components used in tractors and farm implements. Classroom and lab activities will include reading and interpreting wiring diagrams, troubleshooting electrical circuits, and performing repairs on alternators, generators, starters, and regulators. Monitors are also included in this course. PREREQUISITE: 32412301 Diesel Safety and Industry Practices and COREQUISITE: 32070370 12-Volt Electrical Theory.
| 2 CR
Instruction in safe setup and operation of plasma cutting (PAC), oxy-fuel cutting (OFC), SMAW (Stick), GMAW (Mig), FCAW, and/or GTAW (Tig) welding in applications related to general industry practices. Selection of appropriate welding processes with a specific emphasis on typical repair situations including metal identification will be stressed.

Admissions and Tuition

Northwood Tech has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get you started.

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Tuition and Fees

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs 2022-23*

Agricultural Power and Equipment Technician

57 Credits | 2 Years


$5,450 for tools, supplies and uniforms

*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

After the Northwood Tech Agricultural Power and Equipment Technician Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a technical diploma in Agricultural Power and Equipment Technician.

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Transfer Options

Transfer your Northwood Tech credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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