Agricultural Equipment Technician 20L

Course Description

In this course, students learn to identify different farm implements, explore how they are used in the agricultural process, and acquire fundamental knowledge of the tools used in their upkeep and repair. Students will also learn basic safety practices.

This course consists of 50 hours of online theory, 40 hours of practical learning in a work study placement, and 10 hours at a boot camp on Saskatoon's Sask Polytechnic campus. There will be additional extra-curricular opportunities for students such as equipment demo days, site tours, and speaker events (optional). Students will be required to complete all of the theory component before being placed in the work study portion of the course.

This course will not count as a PAA credit on your transcripts. This is a Locally Determined Option course and upon completion will count as a 20 level elective credit.

For Agricultural Equipment Technician (AET) courses with a work placement, scheduled site visits by a CWEX teacher are required. Teachers/ Students: Learn more about work placements.

Dealers: How To Host a Placement

What does an Agricultural Equipment Technician do?

Units of Study

  • Agricultural Process and Equipment
  • Safety
  • Hand, Power and Precision Measuring Tools
  • Ag Fasteners, Oils and Lubricants
  • Career Opportunities
  • Work Study

Course Materials

Supplied by the DLC


Obtained by Student

  • Mandatory work placement at an Ag equipment dealership
  • Students are responsible for any necessary workplace attire/materials (i.e. steel-toed work boots, coveralls, etc.)

Suggested Career Pathways

  • Agricultural Equipment Technician/
  • Parts Person
  • Warranty
  • Agricultural Salesman



Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous


This course requires a final exam to be supervised by a proctor

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Grade 11

Request Course

AET20L is fully-subscribed in most areas of the province for the 2018/19 school year.

Please contact Lori Gasper, Ag Coordinator, for more information on availability in your area at

This course will only be open for Semester 1 (September to January) and Yearlong (September to June) registrations.