Ag and Power Technologies

Ag and Power Technologies

Program Fundamentals

Ag and Power Technologies is a two-year program which prepares students for both entry-level jobs and advanced educational courses. This program is designed for students desiring to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to work on equipment as small as a chainsaw and as large as heavy-duty mobile power equipment. 

Students Receive Hands-on Experiences In:

  • Small and large engines
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Electrical operation
  • Mechanical systems
  • Mobile power equipment 

Aligns with Collegiate Power Technology Programs

  • Overhaul small and large engines
  • Learn to operate machinery
  • Use parts and service manuals
  • Troubleshoot and repair hydraulic systems
  • Understand and troubleshoot electrical and computer systems
  • Operate power equipment
  • Understand hydrostatic operation and principles of internal combustion
  • Understand power transmissions
  • Troubleshoot and overhaul heavy duty equipment
  • Perform welding processes, such as MIG, arc, and gas   

Typical Field Trips & Outings

  • Equipment Dealers throughout the state
  • Farm Science Review
  • Ohio CAT Company
  • University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Crown Equipment
  • Wipe-Out Enterprise

Career Development

Students who qualify, have the opportunity to participate in one of three options for career development during their senior year.
  • School-to-Apprentice Program
  • Advanced Placement
  • Early Placement

All of these programs allow students to be in the workforce while attending school on a modified schedule, so you can earn while you learn.


Mr. Tony Trapp, Apprenticeship Coordinator 

Mrs. Naomi Baker, Career Placement Specialist   


Entry Level Positions

  • Small Engine Technician
  • Equipment Set-up & Repair Person
  • Parts Delivery Person
  • Parts Department Distributor
  • Technician’s Assistant
  • Service Technician

Advanced Positions

  • Service Manager
  • Diesel Mechanic Technician
  • Small Business Owner/Operator
  • Equipment Sales Representative
  • Master Mechanic
  • ASE Certified Mechanic

Earning Potential

  • Ag Equipment Operator  ($12 - $22/hr)
  • Farm Equipment Mechanic and Service Technician  ($11-$28/hr)
  • Industrial Truck and Tractor Operator ($11-$28/hr)
  • Engine and Machine Assembler  ($11-$31/hr)
  • Bus and Truck Mechanics Diesel Engine
  • Specialist  ($14-$32/hr)

Training & Certifications

  • Forklifts
  • Skid Steer Loaders
  • Backhoes
  • Excavators
  • Bulldozers
  • Tractors
  • ...and more

College Credit Agreements

Clark State Community College - up to 3 semester Hours

University of Northwestern Ohio - up to 9 semester Hours

College Transfer Credits (CTAG) - 2 semester Hours 

Advanced Educational Opportunities

The following schools have strong post-secondary agriculture programs that complement the education received at UVCC: 

  • University of Northwestern Ohio
  • The Ohio State University
  • Lincoln Technical Institute
  • Universal Technical Institute
  • Wyo-Tech
  • ATI (The Ohio State University)

Our Instructors

Mr. Dan Schmeising, Level I & II Instructor
[email protected]
937.778.1980 x757
Mr. Ed Seger, Paraprofessional
937.778.1980 x756 

Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)

FFAAll students of the Ag and Power Technologies program are also members of the Upper Valley Career Center FFA program as part of their career-technical education.
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