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Agricultural Technologies


Agricultural technologies programs teach people to buy, sell, and fix agricultural mechanical and technical equipment.

Agriculture technologies programs include topics such as:


In agricultural technologies programs, students may be able to specialize in:


Several community colleges and technical schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in agriculture technologies. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years of full-time study to complete.

Several colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in agricultural technologies. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

Very few universities offer graduate degrees in agriculture technologies. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program of study by getting your high school diploma or GED.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

Generally, it takes four or five years of experience to become fully qualified as a farm equipment mechanic. Because farm machinery is complex, with electronic and hydraulic components, some classroom training is necessary. In addition, dealers and manufacturers often sponsor short courses about the equipment that they sell or make.

Many agricultural technology programs are offered part time, with day and evening classes.

For information about farm occupations, opportunities, and 4-H activities, contact your local county extension service office.


East Side Area

Big Bend Community College

Walla Walla Community College

Washington State University - Pullman

Wenatchee Valley College

Yakima Area

Perry Technical Institute