Precision Agriculture Equipment Technician

  • Credits: 60
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

Program Learner Outcomes

1. Students will perform assembly, repair, operation, and adjustment of machinery, technological applications, and power units utilizing proper tooling.
2. Students will apply reference materials and procedures to conduct diagnostic troubleshooting and repair of tractors and agricultural equipment.
3. Students will describe common components and functionality of farm equipment including engine mechanics, hydraulic, electrical and drive systems.
4. Students will demonstrate proper use and function of test equipment for the operation and maintenance of tractors and agricultural equipment.
5. Students will demonstrate basic understanding of alternating current and direct current circuit terminology and the relationship in basic circuit operations.
6. Students will define Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety standards and safety principles utilized in agricultural equipment maintenance operations and perform work using appropriate safety practices.
7. Students will demonstrate the ability to use and understand agriculture terms and technology including agronomic fundamentals.
8. Students will utilize Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze data from various precision agriculture platforms and communicate results.
9. Students will demonstrate job readiness in a diverse work place and develop necessary communication skills required for time employment after graduation.
10. Students will locate current information from various sources to solve technical problems by the utilization of critical thinking skills.
11. Students will demonstrate basic diagnostic and repair concepts applied to selected hydraulic and electronic components.
12. Students will identify the functional relationship between tractors, combines, sprayers, air seeders, fertilizer applicators and other precision ag products, with diesel engines, electronics and hydraulic equipment components and systems.