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Agricultural Equipment Technology


Agricultural Equipment Technology graduates are prepared to maintain and manage complex systems used in modern agriculture and related industries. Graduates achieve excellent career placement and command significant salaries.

SUNY Cobleskill graduates obtain positions in many industries, including agriculture, manufacturing, engineering, equipment retailing and energy. Students work closely with their advisor and develop an individual program of study, which includes a one semester supervised internship experience matching his/her career interests. Real world experiences supplement and enhance the student’s technical background and expand career opportunities. Students are encouraged to take business courses to prepare for managerial positions in the agricultural equipment field.


Degree Option

Bachelor of Technology (BT)


Course Offerings

Coursework emphasizes understanding, analysis and diagnosis of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems found on modern equipment along with, business and management skills, communications and foundational sciences. Classes provide students with a solid foundation in both practical and theoretical subjects, which prepares them for a wide range of technical and managerial careers.  Sample courses include: 

  • Fundamentals of Diesel Engines
  • Basic Welding
  • Agricultural Mechanics
  • Basic Hydraulics
  • Electrical System Diagnostics
  • Hydraulics & Hydro Diagnostics
  • Engine Dynamics
  • Principles of Physics
  • Equipment Testing & Development
  • Technical Communication