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  • Diesel-Ag Equipment Service Technology student.
    Become a - Technician
    Demand for highly-skilled diesel technicians is high. Gain those skills from a respected school.
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    Diesel-Ag Equipment Service Technology student.
    Become a - Technician
    Demand for highly-skilled diesel technicians is high. Gain those skills from a respected school.
    Placement
    Diesel-Ag Equipment Service Technology student.
    Become a - Technician
    Demand for highly-skilled diesel technicians is high. Gain those skills from a respected school.
    Placement
     

Diesel-Ag Equipment Service Tech

  •  Estimated Cost: $16,405

    Program Length: 4 semesters

    Locations: Milford

    Start Term(s): Fall / Spring

    Awards Offered: AAS

    Program Description

    If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career opportunities, our Diesel-Ag Equipment Service Tech program is perfect for you. We will give you the education and real-life training you need for a career as an ag equipment diesel technician. You can choose to specialize in electrical/electronic systems, precision farming, HVAC, harvesting, planting, hydraulics, power trains or engine/fuel systems. Many people choose to be masters of all agricultural equipment systems to personally handle any customer concern.

    The Diesel-Ag Equipment Service Tech program utilizes industry-sponsored equipment, tools and resources that are typical of modern dealership service requirements. You will also have the opportunity to hone your skills in our new Crete Carrier Diesel Technology & Welding Center.

    The program is fully accredited.

    View your calendar conversion plan.

    You will be successful in our Diesel-Ag Equipment Service Tech program if you:

    • have high mechanical ability and basic math skills
    • have good communication skills (must be able to read, understand and follow written directions; must be able to read manuals and computer-generated instructions; and must be able to express oneself clearly verbally)
    • are computer proficient and detail-oriented
    • are a “mind-on” and a “hands-on” person
    • have the ability to work on a team
    • have high spatial relations ability (can visualize three dimensionally)
    • are a sequential and analytical thinker
    • can multi-task and stay on task until a job is completed

    You can start the Diesel-Ag Equipment Service Tech program in the Fall or Spring terms. Follow these steps to finish your application:

    1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
    2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
    3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
    4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

    In addition, you are required to provide or purchase a basic tool set during the first semester. Tools may be purchased at the SCC Campus Store, the SCC Milford Parts Store or off-campus. You are required to wear safety-toe boots or shoes during all lab activities and while participating in the Cooperative Education/Internship program.

    Careers in the agricultural equipment service industry offers a variety of challenging and rewarding opportunities for you. There are tremendous employment opportunities available with dealerships, independent shops, farming operations and many more. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $41,912. Diesel-Ag Equipment Service Tech career options include:

    • Ag Equipment Technician
    • Diesel Technician
    • Mechanic
    • Service Technician
    • Supervisor

    Lester Breidenstine, Program Director
    AAS, Diesel Technology
    Southeast Community College
    45 Years Experience
    1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8328
    lbreiden@southeast.edu

    Tom Hohman, Instructor
    BS, Mechanized Ag - UNL
    43 Years Experience
    1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8236
    thohman@southeast.edu

    Corey Spanel, Instructor
    AAS, Ford ASSET 2004
    Southeast Community College
    14 Years Experience
    1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8279
    cspanel@southeast.edu

    Steve Vavra, Instructor
    ASE, Master Certified HD Truck
    AAS, Diesel Technology
    Southeast Community College
    33 Years Experience
    1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8281
    svavra@southeast.edu

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