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Agricultural Mechanics Technology, Associate Degree

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Montana State University - Northern,Agricultural Mechanics Technology

The ag mechanics program focuses on agriculture equipment but also covers other topics useful in an agriculture management or agriculture mechanics career.

  • Practical, hands-on ag mechanics courses give you the training you need to maintain and repair equipment vital to agricultural production.
  • Complete an ag mechanics program that gives you valuable training and the chance to earn money and real-world experience at the same time.
  • Agricultural Mechanics Technology offerings at MSU-Northern include a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree, a minor, and a departmental certificate.

Associate's Degree in Agricultural Mechanics: Hands On. Field Based.

  • Get on-the-job experience when you participate in the cooperative education program; work in your field as part of your curriculum.
  • Prepare to manage ag equipment for any scale of agriculture operation.
  • Study agriculture mechanics in classes that are specifically designed to give you the greatest amount of practical knowledge and abilities.

Agricultural Mechanics Faculty: Invested Instructors. Student-centered.

  • Learn from MSU-N professors who have years of practical experience in the agriculture mechanics field.
  • Get individual support from faculty who are invested in MSU-Northern Agricultural Mechanics program students' long-term career path.

Agricultural Mechanics Courses: Focused. Experience-based.

  • Ag Equipment – Learn how to maintain and repair tractors, combines, tillage, planting, spraying, and forage equipment.
  • Diesel Engines and More – Train on diesel engines and fuel systems, electrical/electronic systems, hydraulic systems, heating and air conditioning systems, heavy duty powertrains, and metal repair in additional to MSU-N Agricultural Mechanics classes.
  • Communications Basics – Ensures you have the basics in writing and communications when you pursue an Agricultural Mechanics degree.

Career Outlook for Agricultural Mechanics

When you've completed MSU-Northern's AAS in Agricultural Mechanics Technology, you're prepared for employment in agricultural business, manufacturing or agriculture repair shops. In addition, you may have the opportunity to move into a management position or return to production agriculture. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts steady continued nationwide growth in the ag mechanics industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Agricultural Machines and Equipment
  • Global Positioning Systems
  • Agriculture Technology Management
  • Fuels and Lubricants
  • Auto/Diesel Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Introduction to Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Welding Theory I and Welding Theory I Practical

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • International Application. 
  • A US$30 non-refundable fee
  • Statement of Financial Support.
  • English Language Proficiency.
  • Educational Credentials.
  • Certificates of completion with official grades from other English language programs
  • Immunization Records.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    818 USD/credit
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  • National

    818 USD/credit
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  • In-State

    289 USD/credit
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Living costs for Havre

  • 843 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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