In this course, students learn to identify key engine and power train components, identify the different types of gears, bearings and sealants they will encounter as an Agricultural Equipment Technician (AET), and explore how they are used in agricultural equipment. They will also be introduced to and acquire fundamental knowledge of the electrical system and basic hydraulic system used in agricultural equipment. Students will also review basic safety practices.
This course consists of 50 hours of online theory and 50 hours of practical learning in a work study placement at an AG Dealership (AG Dealership placements must be coordinated by the DLC). Students can earn 7 of those work study hours if they choose to attend our optional "AET Boot Camp" at Saskatoon's Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in November. There may be other optional extra-curricular opportunities for students such as equipment demo days, site tours, and speaker events as well.
Students will be required to complete all of the AET 30 online course theory before starting the work study portion of the course. If AET work study hours can not be completed by the end of Semester 1, a final mark may be assigned at a later date, provided that a schedule for the remaining hours is submitted to your teacher and completed by April 1st.
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 30 level elective credit.
Agricultural Equipment Technician 30L 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.
Students are responsible for any necessary workplace attire/materials (i.e. steel-toed work boots, coveralls, etc.)
Please talk to your Principal for more information.
For information on availability in your area please contact Lori Gasper, AG Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
This course will only be available for registrations for Semester 1 (September to January).