Agricultural Equipment Operator

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Courses

Level 1

Course Details

Academic Upgrading
ATST1040

Description:

This course will prepare students for entry into trades and apprenticeship. Students will learn and apply problem-solving strategies, reasoning skills, and mathematical concepts and procedures to solve problems to improve mathematical and communication skills. Relevant topics will be selected for each student from within the major categories of pre-algebra, algebra, measurement, data analysis and geometry/trigonometry. This course will also enable students to strengthen their communication skills in workplace reading and writing.

  • Hours: 48
  • Credits: 3
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Computer Applications
COMP1280

Description:

This course will introduce students to the use of word processing and spreadsheet software, as well as, operating systems and the Web to produce technical documents.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Agricultural Powered Machine Maintenance
MOTV1695

Description:

In this course, the student will be given an overview of Agricultural Equipment systems, and operating controls. The basic function and usage of trade related hand tools, and GPS/Autosteer technologies as well as a basic understanding of diesel and hydraulic operations in an applicable trade format will be covered. A major component of this course will deal with advanced preventative maintenance on a variety of agricultural machines. The student will be provided with the skills and knowledge to field inspect equipment, diagnose breakdowns and determine if a machine can be repaired in the field, and perform adjustments and field repairs.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 5
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Agricultural Equipment Maintenance
MOTV1725

Description:

In this course, the student will be given of overview of basic maintenance procedures involving implements and equipment. This will include selecting fluids and proper lubrication procedures, part/component removal and replacement, equipment calibrations and testing, and the completion of log sheets and reports.

  • Hours: 30
  • Credits: 2
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Operate Agricultural Equipment
MOTV1735

Description:

In this course, the student will demonstrate a working knowledge of recommended procedures/processes for pre-operations inspection (circle check) on a variety of agricultural equipment; and will be taught to safely perform start-up procedures, site planning and setup, install attachments and test equipment operation. The student will perform a variety of agricultural operations including tillage, planting, spraying, and harvesting/combining operations; in addition to performing required equipment shutdown procedures.

  • Hours: 100
  • Credits: 5
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Agricultural Techniques
MOTV1745

Description:

This course provides students with basic skills and knowledge of typical agricultural principles such as soils composition, compaction, and management. Seasonal operations such as seeding, spraying, weed control, and harvesting are also covered. Students will complete the Grower Pesticide Safety training during this course. Students will also be introduced to livestock themes such as manure management, nutrient management, and biosecurity. There will be an emphasis on students working in teams to contribute to an effective and safe workplace.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
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Introduction and Safety
OHS1440

Description:

In this course, the student will be given an overview of Agricultural Equipment operation and safety including personal protective equipment, WHMIS, safe operating practices, hand signals, basic rigging, and relevant legislation.

  • Hours: 26
  • Credits: 2
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Welding for Agriculture
WELD1135

Description:

In this course the student will learn the fundamentals of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) processes as well as oxy-fuel welding and cutting. Topics will include safe operating principles, applications, equipment setup and troubleshooting.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
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Program outcomes

  1. Operate a variety of agricultural equipment used in farming operations efficiently and in accordance with industry operator specifications and safe practices.
  2. Operate various agricultural equipment attachments in a competent manner in accordance with operator specifications and safe practices.
  3. Complete preventative maintenance and field repairs on agricultural equipment and attachments to ensure efficient operation in accordance with recommended maintenance schedules and procedures.
  4. Apply basic business practices and site planning appropriate to agricultural operations to ensure optimal operational efficiency.
  5. Complete all work in an environmentally responsible manner ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and ethical considerations.
  6. Prepare logs, records, and documentation to appropriate standards to accurately record operating hours, equipment checks, and maintenance.
  7. Complete all assigned work in compliance with occupational health and safety established policies and procedures; codes and regulations; and in accordance with ethical principles.