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Agricultural Mechanics, Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Northern provides a two-year program that specialized in diesel equipment for farms and ranches.

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of agriculture equipment
  • Develop vital skills for an agriculture management or agriculture mechanics career
  • Prepare to manage agriculture equipment for any scale of agriculture operation

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We're one of the only few in the nation that actually has a full blown Ag. Mechanics degree, and you can couple that right with the four-year degree. You can choose to do both. You can choose to do one or the other. At any one time, we have $1 to about $5 million worth of equipment on this campus, in one year, of state-of-the-art, brand new, never been used farm equipment that comes on. We've got multiple combines, swathers, tractors from all the major manufacturers-- Case IH, John Deere, New Holland, and Massey Ferguson, and then also Caterpillar.

We got four major classes of Ag. Mechanics, which gets you involved in the technical side of the software, the hands on the mechanical side of actually fixing the components and actually diagnosing them as well. From this program, you can go almost any direction you want to, from sales all the way back to actual production agriculture. The guys that are going to graduate from the mechanics, they're probably going to be more field technicians, shop technicians, then eventually turn into service managers. If they have a family farm, they might take it just so they get to know the different equipment that's out there, so they can make those decisions when they go back to work on the farm. You can pretty well go any which way you want to.

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