Learn how to maintain and operate powerful diesel and agriculture equipment through the Diesel & Ag Power Technology program! You’ll build skills in the expansive lab while using professional grade tools to diagnose and fix problems in heavy machinery on a variety of national brands. Our instructors have more than 35 years worth of experience and multiple OEM certifications covering a diverse line of equipment.
You will also have the option to earn up to eight stackable Kubota Tech Certifications through the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3). Through Kubota, technicians will have the opportunity to work with sponsoring dealerships and participate in internship programs.
In addition, you’ll gain skills in hydraulics, electrical operations, power trains, air conditioning and precision planting technologies.
As a graduate, you will be qualified for positions in agriculture equipment dealers, heavy truck dealers and the industrial and consumer equipment industry. Recent graduates are working at Howell Asphalt Company, Buening Implement Company, Dittamore Equipment Company and Birkey’s Farm Store, Vermeer Midwest and more!
Anthony (Woody) Reinhart
“Lake Land is a great choice because of the opportunities here. With the JD tech alongside this program, we train technicians and give the students that desire a mechanical aptitude a career field. This will give them more diversity anytime they can put certification on their resume. It may be Case IH, John Deere, Kubota especially, this will get you in the door a lot quicker than the next guy.”
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The program offers training options with the outside support of many other manufacturers as partners to the program including Precision Planting, Case New Holland, Caterpillar and Cummins.
After the students have successfully completed the courses, they will have earned eight industry recognized portable, stackable certification through the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3). The student will also have completed the Kubota Registered level Technician, the first step in eventually becoming a Kubota Master Technician.
For more information, visit the Kubota Career and NC3 Information pages.
Build skills in the expansive lab where you will have the opportunity to use professional level tools to diagnose and fix high level machinery. On top of learning the ins and outs of diesel products, you’ll also learn about hydraulics, electrical operations, power trains, air conditioning and precision planting technologies. Work with electrical training boards, hydraulic training bench, Briggs & Stratton small engines, Cummins engine with full current emissions system and electronic diagnostics along with a new CAN BUS trainer. Other actual repair labs such as complete engine overhauls are routine training events.
You have the opportunity to earn MACS air conditioning certification, Kubota Tech certification, and are required or can participate in three 8-week and one 4-week internships throughout the two year associate program.
Technician Tools for the trade are required for the internships as well as minimal investment in work uniform shirts. Average cost can vary from $3,500-$5,500. Some students elect to spend as much as $10,000 or more on tools while they are able to save substantially while they are enrolled as a student for tool discounts as much as 60%.
If you are considering transferring to a university, contact your advisor as soon as possible.