Agricultural Equipment Repair

CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Agricultural Equipment Repair is vital to the smooth operation of every farm. Experts in the field know how to check farm equipment to ensure maximum performance. They diagnose equipment problems and make necessary adjustments. You’ll learn the mechanics behind each piece of farming equipment, as well as how to repair farm tractors, planters, sprayers, foragers, harvesters, tillers and other agriculturally-related attachments and material handling equipment. Farmers rely on skilled repair people to fix equipment setbacks before they become business catastrophes. 


The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

    Career Possibilities

    Graduates of this program may be employed with agricultural, truck and heavy duty equipment dealers/manufacturers, after market suppliers, in farming enterprises, and forestry operations.

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    NOC Codes

    7312 - Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

    What you will learn

    • Workplace Safety Practices
    • Hydraulic Systems
    • Electrical Systems
    • Vehicle Service
    • Power Train
    • Equipment Operation and Service
    • Engines and Support Systems
    • Brake Systems
    • Engine Installation and Removal
    • Welding and Cutting
    • Trades Shop Practice
    • Math Foundations
    • Applied Physics: Mechanical Trades
    • Reading and Writing Applications
    • Interaction in the Workplace
    • Computers in the Workplace
    • Work Practicum

    Program Courses

    This year's courses are still under development. Showing 2017's courses for reference.

    Students use basic hydraulic principles to service hydraulic lines and fittings, actuators, reservoirs, and filters. They participate in assembly and disassembly, diagnostic, installation and removal, and problem solving activities.


    • MPTA1003G

    The purpose of this course is to refresh skills in mathematics developed through secondary programs in areas deemed essential for the successful completion of the program. Although the topics covered in this course are common to any math program, every effort is made to illustrate their usage in the trades’ professions.

    Students are introduced to basic electrical and electronic principles and learn to service batteries and diagnose charging systems.

    Students become familiar with various truck components, use various types of service information systems found in trucks and transports, use gaskets, seals and sealing compounds, perform oil and filter changes, chassis lubrication, service automatic lubrication systems, and safely start, and park vehicles in everyday service work. They follow rules regarding the handling of ozone depletion substances according to safety guidelines.


    • SECU1205
    • SECU1194G

    Students acquire skills in servicing drive-lines, clutches, transmission, torque converters, tires, rims and wheels.


    • SECU1194G

    Students are required to learn the components and special features of a variety of agricultural equipment so that they may efficiently and safely make repairs and carry out regular maintenance procedures. The variety of equipment will encompass but is not limited to: seeding equipment, spraying and irrigation equipment, forage equipment, harvesting equipment, tilling equipment, material handling equipment and tracks.


    • MPTA1003G
    • SECU1205

    The purpose of this practicum is to provide students with a direct, supervised practical experience. Such an experience enables students to apply the knowledge acquired during their training directly to their field of study. The applied work experience exposes the students to the trade environment and participants are expected to become members of the team in the industry site to which they are attached.

    This course provides an introduction to the meaning of community service.  Students learn how community service can enhance a student’s educational experience, personal growth, employability, and civic responsibility. Students participate in one day of volunteering to enhance their understanding of civic responsibility and to help the New Brunswick Community College realize its vision of transforming lives and communities. 

    In this course, students focus on applying communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, document use, and critical thinking to make occupation-specific communication effective and efficient while developing computer-related skills necessary to be successful in college and on the job.

    In this course, students focus on acquiring job search skills to gain a work-term placement as well as employment while also, developing interpersonal communication skills needed to grow their career.

    Students are enabled to apply physical and physics concepts to the field of Mechanical Trades in an applied fashion at an intermediate level.


    • MATH1208

    This is a 1-day environmental awareness training course based on Environment Canada's "Code of Practice for Reducing CFC/HCFC/HFC Emissions in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems". It is suitable for residential, commercial, industrial, domestic, automotive and mobile applications. Specific topics covered are: CFCs and the ozone layer, isolation valving, recommended components, leak detection methods, system charging procedures, special maintenance provisions, and refrigerant recovery, reuse, recycle and reclamation equipment.


    • SECU1194G

    This course is intended to provide the students with the knowledge required to function safely in their work environment. Included within this course are the specific WorkSafeNB competencies required for all NBCC graduates. Participants cover the safety and security standards required on the job so that they are aware of potential hazards and can prevent them.

    The safety procedures introduced in the course focus on preparing the students to function efficiently and safely as they get more practice and applied knowledge specific to their trade.

    This course is designed to equip the students with the skills required to recognize, use, and maintain the tools of their trade from the perspective of organization, efficiency, and safety. They cover basic shop tools and equipment including hand and power tools, fasteners, tubing, and fittings.


    • SECU1194G

    Students acquire knowledge regarding engine principles, cooling systems, air filtration and exhaust systems, and diesel fuel systems to carry out engine and engine support system servicing tasks.


    • MPTA1003G

    Students are challenged to carry out all tasks related to the service and repair of hydraulic brakes and air brakes. They become proficient at diagnostics, removal and installation of all components related to brake systems.


    • MPTA1003G

    Students acquire welding skills using Metal Inert Gas Welding (GMAW) or (MIG) and Sheilded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) equipment to carry out installation and repair tasks on heavy equipment and motive power components.


    • SECU1205
    • SECU1194G

    Specific Considerations

    This occupation requires physical fitness and good coordination as climbing and lifting may be required. The hours of work may be irregular and may include weekends, and evenings when required.

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