2023-2024 College Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agricultural Mechanization Certificate

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This two-semester certificate program will train graduates for entry-level positions and includes coursework to prepare students for employment in the agricultural mechanic profession represented in the agriculture career cluster pathway. Positions could include: Ag Equipment Mechanics, Customer Support Representatives, Ag Machinery Sales and Service Representatives, Farmhands, and Landscaping and Lawn Servicers.

Agricultural Mechanization Certificate Program Goals

  • Explore career opportunities in the agricultural mechanization and technology sector
  • Understand basic concepts of animal science, plant science, soil science, horticulture, agribusiness management, agricultural mechanics, and agricultural resources
  • Demonstrate basic and advanced technical and mathematical skills commonly utilized in entry-level agricultural mechanization and related positions
  • Understand the safe and proper operations of agricultural equipment
  • Perform basic maintenance and repairs to agricultural electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic machines/equipment
  • Develop basic employability and soft skills including accountability, work ethic, communication, conflict resolution, and customer service
  • Demonstrate workplace skills through an agriculture internship experience

Admission to the Program: Open

First-Time Enrollees

  1. Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  2. Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. Complete the placement exam.
  4. Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

Department of Career & Technical Education

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401

For Additional Information Contact:

The Welcome Center
Phone: 309.345.3500

For Graduation Requirements:

See the graduation policies and procedures page for details  

Certificate Requirements


Ellen Burns
Dean of Career and Technical Education

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