Agricultural Equipment Technician 20L


Course Description

Important Notes:

  • This course will open for registrations on May 31st 2019 and will only be available for semester 1 registrations (September - January).
  • Many school divisions have an application process that must be completed prior to registration. Please talk to your school principal about registering.
  • All work study placements must be coordinated by Lori Gasper at the DLC. She can be reached by email at lori.gasper@sunwestsd.ca.
  • All work study supervision of students must be coordinated or managed by the students home school division. The DLC does not supervise the students during their work placement.
  • If students are successful in registering and getting a work study placement at an AG Dealership, the AG Dealership will pay the $500 course fees for the student.

Agricultural Equipment Technicians (AET’s) play an important role in keeping farms up and running and the ag industry moving forward. With the increasing adoption of precision agriculture and appetite for innovation in the field, the need for qualified, passionate AET’s is higher than ever.

What I will learn?

In AET20, you’ll learn about safety, tools and machinery, and what it’s like to be part of this in-demand career. This course consists of 50 hours of online theory, 40 hours of a work placement* at a local ag equipment dealership, and ~ 10-hour optional AET Boot Camp at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. *If you choose not to attend boot camp, you simply complete all 50 hours at the work placement.

Given the seasonal nature of the ag industry, this course is only offered in semester one, with 50 hours of course theory to be completed from September to mid-November and then 50 hours of work placement from mid-November to the end of the semester.

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.

Agricultural Equipment Technician 20L requires a work placement, therefore, scheduled AG Dealership site visits by a Career Work Experience (CWEX) teacher are also required. Teachers/ Students: Learn more about work placements.



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

None

Obtained by Student

  • 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

Pre-requisite

None

Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous

Exams

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

Learn More

Request Course

Many School Divisions have an application process to register in this course for the upcoming school year.

Please talk to your Principal for more information.

For information on availability in your area please contact Lori Gasper, AG Coordinator, at lori.gasper@sunwestsd.ca

This course will only be available for registrations for Semester 1 (September to January).

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