Ag & Power Technologies

Ag & Power Technologies

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. 

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Our Instructors

Mr. Dan Schmeising
Level I & II Instructor
schmiesingd@uppervalleycc.org
937.778.1980 x757

Mr. Ed Seger
Paraprofessional
segere@uppervalleycc.org
937.778.1980 x756 

What We Do in Ag & Power

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Hands-on Experiences:

  • Small and large engines

  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems

  • Electrical operation

  • Mechanical systems

  • Mobile power equipment 

Typical Field Trips & Outings

  • Equipment Dealers throughout the state

  • Farm Science Review

  • Ohio CAT Company

  • University of Northwestern Ohio

  • Crown Equipment

  • Wipe-Out Enterprise

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

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Career Development

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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)

Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Students who qualify have the opportunity to participate in one of three options for career development during their senior year. All three programs allow students to work within their career field while attending school on a modified schedule, so you they gain skills, experience and competitive wages.

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Career Advancement

College & Advanced Education

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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)

Training & Certifications

  • Forklifts

  • Skid Steer Loaders

  • Backhoes

  • Excavators

  • Bulldozers

  • Tractors

  • ...and more

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