Agricultural Power Machinery Operation
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Overview
Agricultural power machinery operation is a program that prepares individuals to operate specialized farm, ranch, and agribusiness power equipment of a stationary, mobile, and/or hand-operated nature. includes instruction in operating specialized equipment such as terrestrial and airborne crop-spraying equipment; tractors and hauling equipment; planting and harvesting equipment; cutting equipment; power sources and systems for silos, irrigation, pumping, and applications such as dairy, feeding and shearing operations; processing equipment; and applicable electrical, mechanical, and safety principles.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in agricultural power machinery operation at each level last year.
0501001502000-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year Certificate2-4 Year CertificateAssociate's Degree
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all agricultural power machinery operation graduates from this last academic year.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 98% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in agricultural power machinery operation earned in the last academic year, 5% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a lower percentage of women than 89% of other programs.
Recommended careers
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Similar programs
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Completions History
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Salary Spread
Salary distribution for people in this occupation
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
How much school?
Education level of people in this occupation
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Employed
The number of people employed in this occupation
Growth Rate
The projected percentage growth in employment for this occupation in 10 years
Annual Job Openings
The projected average number of job openings per year
Agricultural Equipment Operators
$0$200K$31K
63,900
5.5%
10,300
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
$0$200K$41K
42,500
7.6%
4,500
Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$0$200K$85K
12,600
7.5%
1,100
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What schools offer this program?
Explore schools that offer agricultural power machinery operation degrees and certificates

We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.

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School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
Hawkeye Community College
IA
3,424
29.3
$10,727
60%
36%
Iowa Lakes Community College
IA
1,593
21.0
$10,113
66%
7%
Kirkwood Community College
IA
9,549
35.2
$9,875
59%
29%
Kishwaukee College
IL
2,462
36.2
$6,827
50%
30%
Lake Land College
IL
6,057
58.2
$4,913
60%
35%
Northeast Iowa Community College
IA
2,924
25.6
$8,794
61%
31%
Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
OH
668
29.0
$17,341
76%
43%
Parkland College
IL
5,389
34.5
$7,627
48%
23%
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
WI
1,922
12.8
$10,042
63%
47%
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Agricultural Power Machinery Operation is part of a larger collection of programs: Agriculture. Is there a different program that's close to Agricultural Power Machinery Operation that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.

Program
Graduates
Award Levels
Less than Bachelor's
Bachelor's
Graduate
Gender
Men
Women
Race/Origin
White
Minority
International
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