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What will I learn?

Agricultural Equipment Technicians diagnose, repair, modify, overhaul, service and maintain some of today’s most technologically advanced machines—tractors, combines, cultivators, seeders, sprayers. If you like working with equipment and troubleshooting mechanical problems, it’s a great career choice.

You’ll find your skills are in demand at leading equipment dealerships. You might work as a technician in a fully-equipped service centre or travel to farms and rural areas on service calls. You can also transfer your skills to other industries, such as mining and construction.

Agricultural Equipment Technician is a one-year certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus . Get hands-on training in:

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

This is Hands-On Learning

You'll spend most of your "classroom" time in the shop with Saskatchewan Polytechnic's highly trained instructors, learning how to assemble, service, repair, modify and overhaul a wide range of equipment. You'll round out your program with a two-week work experience in an agricultural dealership. It's a great opportunity to introduce yourself to a potential employer, while building your practical knowledge and skills.

Your Career

Agricultural Equipment 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.

Which department am I in?

School of Transportation

Study options

Full Time (35 weeks)

Tuition fees
CAD$21,600.00 (US$ 15,902) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 May 2023

Start date

28 August 2023

Venue

Saskatoon Campus

Saskatoon Campus,

1130 Idylwyld Drive North,

Saskatoon,

Saskatchewan (SK),

S7K 3R5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Grade 12 with any 30-level Math; English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Internet based: An overall minimum score of 81 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT), with a minimum score of 19 in each of reading, listening, speaking and writing; TOEFL – Paper-based: Minimum test score of 550 with a minimum TWE of 3.5 and a minimum TSE of 50; International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic Module: Overall minimum score of Band 6.5 with a minimum score of 5.0 in each component; Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): Minimum score of 4.5 in each of listening and reading, a minimum score of 4.0 in speaking, and a minimum score of 4.0 in writing; Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) and CAEL CE: Minimum score of 60 with a minimum score of 50 in each component; University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Minimum grade of C1; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): Minimum score of 85; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA): A minimum score of 63 with minimum component scores of 50.

For international students

Grade 10

International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic Module: Overall minimum score of Band 6.5 with a minimum score of 5.0 in each component.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - An overall minimum score of 81 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT), with a minimum score of 19 in each of reading, listening, speaking and writing..

TOEFL - Paper-based: Minimum test score of 550 with a minimum TWE of 3.5 and a minimum TSE of 50.

Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): Minimum score of 4.5 in each of listening and reading, a minimum score of 4.0 in speaking, and a minimum score of 4.0 in writing

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL CE and Online): Minimum score of 60 with a minimum score of 50 in each component. (CE and Online accepted).

University of Cambridge Assessment English C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency: Minimum grade of C1

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) - A minimum score of 63 with minimum component scores of 50.

Duolingo English Test: A minimum overall score of 105 on the online Duolingo English Test as the equivalent to the minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5

International Baccalaureate (IB) English A1 or A2: Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma, including higher level English with a minimum grade of 4

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About Saskatchewan Polytechnic

International students from all over the globe study at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, either on campus or online.

  • Located in Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Over CAD 2 million in scholarships available each year
  • 94% overall graduate employment rate
  • Offering undergrad, postgrad certificates, diplomas & degrees

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