Agricultural Equipment Operator Curriculum

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

Apply in early October 2022 for September 2023

See curriculum for: May 2023
Credential: Certificate of Successful Completion
Classes begin:
September 05, 2023
Offered at:
Frost Campus
Program code:
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
$2,216.43 per semester*
$8,496.70 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

Units/ Hours: 60

In this course students build knowledge of preventative maintenance requirements for farm machinery and implements, and the tooling required to perform basic maintenance and repairs.

Units/ Hours: 48

In this course students acquire knowledge of the costs associated with operating machinery, ownership, renting, and considerations for when to trade in equipment. In addition, estimating fuel consumption, power requirements, machine capacity, and custom work pricing are covered.

NATR 136
Units/ Hours: 36

This course will provide an overview of the science behind good soil management, benefits of cover crops and amendments, and other methods to help improve the soil tilth. It also includes weed and insect identification and finding methods of control.

Units/ Hours: 48

In this course students will safely learn about and gain confidence with the basics of tractor operations by utilizing modern high-detail simulators. Students are guided through a variety of farm tasks during the 12-week program.

Units/ Hours: 60

This course covers types of tillage and the different attachments utilized. Haying, cutting, baling, moving, stacking, and required equipment are addressed.

Units/ Hours: 48

This course examines Canadian/Ontario Farm Safety Programs, Acts, and Regulations and the necessity of having safety at the forefront of every agricultural business and individual task. Students will explore and create a basic emergency plan.

Units/ Hours: 120

This course is all about tractors, and will discuss their history, as well as present day controls, systems, implements, and field operation. Students will develop the necessary operation skills in a simulated and real-world atmosphere.

COMP 645
Units/ Hours: 24

In this course students learn about field mapping, planting technology, auto steer and guidance systems, on board technology, and software that keeps track of data, electrification and autonomous technology.