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- Service Technician
- Service Manager
- Field Technician
Average Salary: $37,050
The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
100%* Job Placement Rate
Diesel Power Technology: A great way to get your hands on some of today’s biggest, most automated machinery used in the agriculture industry! Students will take classes in electronic controls, GPS, introductory diesel, drive trains, hydraulics, electrical systems, air conditioning systems, harvesting equipment, service management and more to learn how to help farmers increase productivity and be more profitable.
Manufacturers are incorporating more and more technology into their new products. At the local dealer level, where equipment is sold and serviced, the demand for technicians who understand this new technology and have the ability to repair it in a cost-effective timely manner, is at an all-time high. This program will produce technicians who can diagnose mechanical and electronic problems or hydraulic failures in the complex modern equipment used on farms and in fields.
Students receive hands-on training and learn applied skills such as repair, diagnostic and troubleshooting skills that are critical for this industry. As part of the program, students will also complete an internship at an ag power dealership or job site related to the program.
Career opportunities include positions like service technician, parts person, parts manager, service/warranty writer, or customer service/sales representative at an agriculture power equipment dealership.
*Placement data is gathered through graduate surveys, faculty-collected data, and phone surveys started after six months of graduation. In 2017, 26 of the 27 graduates responded to the survey. Employment/Continuing Education rate is figured by: (graduates employed or continuing education)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment and are not in military service).