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Agribusiness Service Technician - Diploma

72 Credits
DIP 3128
Degree Description

The diploma is designed to prepare learners for entry level career opportunities in the diesel, farm equipment, and industrial mechanics fields. Learners will diagnose and repair engines, fuel systems, power trains, electrical systems, hydraulics, air conditioning, and related machinery. With additional training and experience many technicians become shop foreman, service managers or open their own business.

Diploma Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Perform assembly, repair, operation, and adjustment of machinery and power units
  2. Conduct trouble shooting of agricultural power units and machinery
  3. Diagnose and repair tractor systems and equipment
  4. Perform parts department operations
  5. Perform metal welding and fabrication
  6. Perform work using appropriate safety practices

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester


Offered on the North Mankato Campus
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2018-2019 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (23 Courses)

Complete the following courses:
AGME1801 Outdoor Power Equipment (3 Credits)
AGME1812 Equipment Assembly, Operation, Adjustment and Reconditioning I (2 Credits)
AGME1813 Equipment Assembly, Operation, Adjustment and Reconditioning II (2 Credits)
AGME1821 Precision Measuring Tools (1 Credit)
AGME1822 Gas/Diesel Engine Repair I (3 Credits)
AGME1823 Engine Support Systems and Lab (3 Credits)
AGME1831 Tractor Power Trains (3 Credits)
AGME1861 Tractor Electrical Systems (3 Credits)
AGME1881 Parts Department Operation (1 Credit)
AGME1891 Hydraulic Theory (1 Credit)
AGME1923 Gas/Diesel Engine Repair II (4 Credits)
AGME1930 Ag Welding (2 Credits)
AGME2832 Hydraulic Assist/Hydrostatic Transmissions (2 Credits)
AGME2841 Air Conditioning (1 Credit)
AGME2852 Introduction to Diesel (1 Credit)
AGME2853 Diesel Injection (Pumps) (3 Credits)
AGME2863 Advanced Agricultural Electrical/Electronics (2 Credits)
AGME2882 Ag Tech Seminar (1 Credit)
AGME2892 Hydraulic Theory and Diagnosis (4 Credits)
AGME2945 Tractor/Equipment Repair I (3 Credits)
AGME2946 Tractor/Equipment Repair II (4 Credits)
AGME2947 Tractor/Equipment Diagnosis and Repair (4 Credits)
SGAG1000 Ag Orientation (1 Credit)

Internship (11 Credits)

Complete 11 credits:
AGME2940 Agribusiness Service Technician Internship (11 Credits)

Elective Credits (1 Credit)

Complete 1 credit from courses offered in the following departments in consultation with faculty: AGBS, AGEC, AGRI, ANSC, MEAG, PLSC, SGAG, SWPR, OTEC, HLTH

Liberal Arts and Sciences (6 Credits)

Students must select 6 MNTC credits from 2 of the 10 MnTC goal areas in consultation with advisor/faculty.
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.