Is this Major for you?

Do you like problem solving? If so, the Agricultural Mechanics program at Bristol County Agricultural High School may be a choice for you. Students in this major enjoy troubleshooting and restoring farm equipment. Someone in this major should enjoy working with their hands and have a great focus on detail.

What is Agricultural Mechanics & Diesel Technology?

The Agricultural Mechanics program at Bristol County Agricultural High School provides students realistic mechanical, trouble shooting and operating experiences. Students have the opportunity to learn on real farm equipment used in today's agricultural industry. Students are also exposed to Diesel technology where they learn in an environment that mirrors today's industry. Some of the areas that students are exposed to are: diesel engine electronic diagnostics and repair, cooling system maintenance and repair, fuel system maintenance and troubleshooting, metal fabrication and welding, fuel injection systems, & exhaust systems.

Agricultural Mechanics Related Fields

  • Welding
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Automotive Technology
  • Marine Technology
  • Motorcycle Technology
  • Auto Collision Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology

School to Career Pathways for the High School Graduate

  • Sales/Service Representative
  • Tool Supplier (i.e. Snap-On)
  • Dealership Representatives/Technicians
  • Warranty or Service Writers
  • Equipment Operation

Agricultural Mechanics Curriculum

  • Introduction to Ag Mechanics & Diesel Technology
  • Engine maintenance & operation
  • Basic body repair & refinishing
  • Engine overhaul procedures & reassembly
  • Diesel engine overhaul procedures, reassembly & injection systems
  • Operating principles of gas & diesel engines
  • Operating principles of hydraulic systems
  • Maintenance & repairs of gasoline & diesel engines
  • Computer controlled & electronic fuel injected diesel engines
  • Safe tractor & equipment operation
  • Agricultural Mechanics Related Courses
  • Basic Electrical Safe Tractor Operation
  • Introduction to Carpentry
  • Hand Tools, Fasteners and Hardware
  • Oxyacetylene Torch and Arc Welding
  • Hydraulic Pneumatic Power
  • Introduction to Business
  • Advanced Welding

Suggested Certifications

  • Driver's License
  • CDL - Commercial Driver's License
  • CPR, First Aid & AED
  • ASE Certification
  • Hoisting License
  • Welding Certification

Universities & Technical Training

The following universities and technical training schools offer Agricultural Mechanics and related fields such as Diesel Mechanic Technology & Automotive Technology as a major for certification, Associates and Bachelor degrees. Many branches of the military also offer training in these fields. Depending upon the desired position, a business degree would be helpful.

  • Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
  • New England Technical Institute
  • University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Ohio Diesel College
  • Cobleskill
  • State University of New York (SUNY)

Post-Secondary Careers

A minimum requirement of a technical degree or certificate is required.

  • Mechanic (small engine, farm engine, diesel, surface maintenance, heavy equipment)
  • Welder
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Business Owner
  • Steam Pipe Welder
  • Race Car and ATV Mechanic
  • Vocational Instructor
  • Equipment Sales Field Representative
  • Equipment Designer/Engineer