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Agricultural Equipment Technician
Agricultural Equipment Technician (Block Release) [Apprenticeship]-Certificate
Agricultural Equipment Technician (Block Release) [Apprenticeship]-Certificate

Agricultural Equipment Technician (Block Release) [Apprenticeship]-Certificate

  • ID:FC10014
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma or a Degree

  • (Note: minimum ‘C+’ average or cumulative 2.5 GPA)

  • OR

  • Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College*

  • OR

  • Five years of work experience in the agri-business field as judged by the College to be equivalent*

  • Note:

    • *Applicants may be required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work experience and may be required to attend an interview.

    • *Applicants may also be required to successfully complete a writing and/or numeracy assessment to demonstrate that the applicant has the requisite skills needed for academic success in this program.

English requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.    

  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years

  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years

  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years

  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Course Information

Fixing and maintaining the machines that help feed the world is a noble pursuit. It’s also an in-demand career where your unique talents will be sought after and valued. If you enjoy tinkering with big machines, aren’t afraid to get down and dirty, and are looking for an in-demand and rewarding career, the Agricultural Equipment Technician (Block Release) [Apprenticeship] program will jump start your training and set you on your way.

You’ll be trained to repair and maintain tractors and harvesting equipment, overhauling engines, transmissions, hydraulic, electrical and electronic systems. You’ll be relied on and needed for agricultural success – the one behind the scenes ensuring the vital tools that do the work, work.

But these days, the business of Agricultural Technicians isn’t relegated to the workshop, silo or garage. You’ll be required to network with clients, cooperate with managers and farmers, and constantly evolve your skills with new technologies, repair techniques and agricultural practices. The modern Agricultural Technician is also a computer expert.

There’s more to the program. If you're ready to work and want to combine your training with paid work, the apprenticeship component of the program will allow you to train under the direction of experienced workers with shorter lengths of classroom or online training.

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Level 1

  • Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • MPAP-1022, Trade Practices, 2.5, ,

  • MPAP-1023, Fluid Power Systems, 1.5, ,

  • MPAP-1024, Engine Systems, 2.5, ,

  • MPAP-1025, Electrical Systems, 2.5, ,

  • MPAP-1026, Fuel Systems, 1.5, ,

  • MPAP-1027, Drive Train Systems, 2.5, ,

  • MPAP-1028, Wheel End Assemblies & Brake Systems, 1.5, ,

Level 2

  • Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • FEMC-3019, Trade Practices, 1.5, ,

  • FEMC-3020, Fluid Power Systems, 3.5, ,

  • FEMC-3021, Engine Systems, 1.5, ,

  • FEMC-3022, Electrical/Electronic Systems, 2.5, ,

  • FEMC-3023, Fuel Systems, 2.5, ,

  • FEMC-3024, Drive Train Systems, 1.5, ,

  • FEMC-3025, Steering, Tire & Brake Systems, 1.5, ,

  • Level 3

  • Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

  • FEMC-5022, Trade Practices, 0.5, ,

  • FEMC-5023, Fluid Power Systems, 3, ,

  • FEMC-5024, Engine Systems, 1.5, ,

  • FEMC-5025, Electrical/Electronic Systems, 3, ,

  • FEMC-5026, Fuel Systems, 2.5, ,

  • FEMC-5027, Drive Train & Suspension Systems, 2.5, ,

  • FEMC-5028, Air Conditioning Systems, 1.5, ,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The agriculture industry is experiencing revolutionary change and provides many exciting career opportunities.  Technology has driven much of this change and continues to shatter old boundaries. As agricultural enterprises have become much larger, with an expanded workforce, additional management layers have been created. New standards for food safety and the proliferation of farm-to-consumer business ventures have spawned the need for new skill sets and career opportunities for graduates with current skill sets. Graduates will have opportunity to seek employment in a wide variety of agricultural businesses including very large farms, smaller intensive farming enterprises, food processing and distribution firms, boutique enterprises that market their own products, and agricultural supply firms such as lending or sales enterprises. 

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Insurance/year: 835.98 CAD

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