Program delivery note

Program delivery note: Fanshawe will temporarily deliver this program as listed under "locations" to the right of your screen or in the "+ more details" menu on mobile.

SPECIAL NOTICE: In order to maintain physical distancing and comply with public health regulations, Fanshawe may deliver this program through a blend of online and face to face classes this fall, where Ministry-approved. Students will need to have technology necessary to complete online learning and this may include a webcam, internet access and a computer. Please consult your Program Coordinator for applicability to your level of study.

Overview - 2022/2023

Fixing and maintaining the machines that help feed the world is a noble pursuit. It’s also an in-demand career where your unique talents will be sought after and valued. If you enjoy tinkering with big machines, aren’t afraid to get down and dirty, and are looking for an in-demand and rewarding career, the Agricultural Equipment Technician (Block Release) [Apprenticeship] program will jump start your training and set you on your way.

You’ll be trained to repair and maintain tractors and harvesting equipment, overhauling engines, transmissions, hydraulic, electrical and electronic systems. You’ll be relied on and needed for agricultural success – the one behind the scenes ensuring the vital tools that do the work, work.

But these days, the business of Agricultural Technicians isn’t relegated to the workshop, silo or garage. You’ll be required to network with clients, cooperate with managers and farmers, and constantly evolve your skills with new technologies, repair techniques and agricultural practices. The modern Agricultural Technician is also a computer expert.

There’s more to the program. If you're ready to work and want to combine your training with paid work, the apprenticeship component of the program will allow you to train under the direction of experienced workers with shorter lengths of classroom or online training.


This is an apprenticeship program.
You cannot apply to this program through

Applicants need a sponsor/employer.
Your sponsor/employer must register you with:

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Apprenticeship/Client Services
72-1200 Commissioners Road East 
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3 
MLTSD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.

More information about Apprenticeships at Fanshawe.

Employment Ontario
This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.



Agricultural Equipment Technician-2022/2023

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MPAP-1022Trade Practices2.5
To be supplied
MPAP-1023Fluid Power Systems1.5
To be supplied
MPAP-1024Engine Systems2.5
To be supplied
MPAP-1025Electrical Systems2.5
To be supplied
MPAP-1026Fuel Systems1.5
This course will enable the students to gain an understanding of the purpose, construction and operating principles of diesel fuel system circuits and components.
MPAP-1027Drive Train Systems2.5
To be supplied
MPAP-1028Wheel End Assemblies & Brake Systems1.5
To be supplied

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
FEMC-3019Trade Practices1.5
To be supplied
FEMC-3020Fluid Power Systems3.5
To be supplied
FEMC-3021Engine Systems1.5
To be supplied
FEMC-3022Electrical/Electronic Systems2.5
To be supplied
FEMC-3023Fuel Systems2.5
To be supplied
FEMC-3024Drive Train Systems1.5
To be supplied
FEMC-3025Steering, Tire & Brake Systems1.5
To be supplied

Level 3
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
FEMC-5022Trade Practices0.5
To be supplied
FEMC-5023Fluid Power Systems3
To be supplied
FEMC-5024Engine Systems1.5
To be supplied
FEMC-5025Electrical/Electronic Systems3
To be supplied
FEMC-5026Fuel Systems2.5
To be supplied
FEMC-5027Drive Train & Suspension Systems2.5
To be supplied
FEMC-5028Air Conditioning Systems1.5
To be supplied

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 11 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

More Information - 2022/2023

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Program Coordinator:

Peter Louwagie

Ontario College Certificate