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Agricultural Service Technician Overview

As an integral team player, Agricultural Service Technicians keep operations running on the farm, big or small! The ever-changing agriculture industry depends on technicians to minimize downtime, ensure equipment runs efficiently, and optimize production. 

Throughout the short-term Agricultural Service Technician Technical Diploma, you will learn how to build, service, diagnose, and repair farming and shop equipment. This equipment includes tractors, skid loaders, combines, implements, and equipment related to feed, milking, grain, and waste. You will learn how to maintain this complex and precise equipment to enter directly into a career opportunity or enhance an existing degree.

Technicians will work on a wide variety of tasks from, troubleshooting an electrical system to welding cracked pipe fittings. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment where every day will provide a new and exciting challenge, the Agriculture Service Technician program is right for you. And with many career opportunities in the industry, now is a great time to explore this ten-week program!

In this program, you will learn:

  • Agriculture tool and equipment operation
  • Mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical system maintenance, repair, and analysis
  • Agriculture-related welding skills
  • Proper safety practices and lifting techniques
  • DC and AC electricity principles and troubleshooting
  • Safety harness and rigging
  • Critical thinking and problem solving

Career Opportunities

Farm Equipment Mechanic

Agricultural Mechanic

Graduate Employers

Doane Limited

Just the Facts

Agricultural Service Technician
10 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
10 Weeks

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Program Location //
Eau Claire

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June 12, 2023

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Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1



 Estimated Total: $1,934

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the Agricultural Service Technician program.

Ag Safety & Industry Skills
In this course, students will learn about proper safety practices and awareness while working in and around agricultural equipment, implements and work conditions with hazards.  The following is an example of a few items that will be covered:  operating commonly used tools & equipment, safety harnesses & rigging, hand signals and proper lifting techniques and properly ventilating work spaces.

Electricity for Ag Technicians
In this course, students will learn about DC and AC electricity & troubleshooting related to working in agricultural applications.

Ag Service Applications
In this course, students will focus on hands-on learning applications in a lab setting.  Topic may include:  basic mechanical maintenance; hydraulics; pneumatics; precision agriculture technology;  feed, grain and waste equipment; implements and milking & robotic equipment.

Agricultural Service Technician Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.


Yearly Salary

Agricultural Service Technician professionals make an average starting salary of $39,947.


Regional Jobs

There are 21 job openings in the CVTC district for the Agricultural Service Technician industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

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* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from Lightcast which is an economic modeling software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Agronomy Management, Associate Degree

Farm Business & Production Management, Technical Diploma

Farm Operation, Technical Diploma

Heavy Equipment Service Technician, Technical Diploma

Landscape, Plant & Turf Management, Associate Degree


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