College of Applied Technologies

Agricultural Equipment Technology

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The job responsibilities of agricultural equipment service technicians are becoming more complex as more electronic components control the operations of tractors and combines. Today’s agricultural equipment technician is required to have training in computer technology, electronically controlled hydraulics, global positioning systems, and ground navigational electronics.  The days of working on your equipment with only simple hand tools are a thing of the past. 

We have Associate and Diploma programs in Agricultural Equipment Technology that will provide the foundation for your career and each of our instructors brings real world experience to the classroom from years in the field. Our students train with the same tools and equipment found in agricultural equipment service centers and dealerships across the nation. 


of Agricultural Equipment Technology Graduates are Employed or Continuing their Education*

Another unique opportunity at UNOH is through our partnership with Crown Equipment Corporation.  Through special courses, students may choose to get certified in the latest lift truck equipment technology.

Courses include:

  • Electrical and Electronics I & II
  • Heavy Equipment & Vehicle Integrated Electronics
  • Combines
  • Diesel Engine Diagnosis and Repair
  • Hydraulics
  • Transportation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Tractors
  • Diesel Engine Electronic Controls

Most of your training on these topics will be hands-on utilizing agricultural training aids from: Case-New Holland, John Deere, Gleaner, and more.  UNOH will give you a distinct advantage over other job candidates in a fulfilling industry.

Important Facts

  • 20 Students Per Class Maximum
  • 70% Hands-On Training
  • Coeducational Campus
  • Student Activities Year-Round
  • Over 20 Clubs to Join
  • Free Admittance to UNOH Indoor Athletic Complex, UNOH Athletic Events, and Limaland Motorsports Park

Wage Estimates and Job Outlook

The Agricultural Equipment field is a specialized job market with job opportunities in dealerships, corporate, and family farms across the country. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average annual wage of an Agricultural Equipment Technician is $42,190! Annual earnings range between $32,800 and $50,410 per year depending on your job title and location of employment. For the most current employment statistics according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, visit**

*Percentages are based on surveys of our 2013-2015 academic year agricultural equipment technology associate degree graduates who reported they are employed or are continuing their education within 6 months of graduation from the University of Northwestern Ohio.  There was a 75% response rate to this survey.

**U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018,, viewed June 2019