Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

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Agricultural Equipment Technician

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

Faculty:School of Trades & Skills
Degree:Certificate; Apprenticeship
Field of Study:Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,015

Total cost per year including tuition, fees, books, and supplies: $1014.84
The costs listed are per Technical Training Period. This apprenticeship program requires 4 Technical Training Periods to be completed.



Combine a rural lifestyle with a technically challenging career working across all the latest agricultural machinery such as GPS precision farming. You will be prepared to repair and overhaul engines, mechanical and power shift transmissions, tractor hydraulic and electrical systems, tillage machinery, and spraying and harvesting equipment.

The four year program consists of eight weeks each year. Subject areas are listed below for each in-school technical training period which consists of four eight week training periods, coinciding with years of work related experience.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Admission Requirements:

    Completion of:
    a) English Language Arts 20-2
    b) Math 20-3
    c) Science 10


    Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Entrance Exam


    A pass mark in all five Canadian General
    Educational Development (GED) tests
    Test Scores:
    • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 79]

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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