Technical Applications in Agriculture (TAA)

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Technical Applications in Agriculture is a capstone-level course designed to provide students with the skill needed to enter the agricultural technician career field. Throughout the course, students develop technological competencies through rigorous hands-on experiences in the classroom.

About This Course

In Technical Applications in Agriculture, students will learn how electrical, fluid, diesel, precision, and mechanical systems function. Then they will use their mechanical skills to identify and communicate the cause and correction of equipment failures. The course will expose students to the newest agricultural technologies that support equipment industries while connecting them with future employers.

Course Content


Technical Applications in Agriculture areas of study include:

  • Mechanical SystemDesign
  • Safety
  • Drivetrains
  • Electrical Systems
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Fluid Power
  • Diesel Technology
  • Machine and Equipment Maintenance
  • Repair and Work Order Completion
  • Customer Service


Development of the CASE Technical Applications in Agriculture course was made possible by a 3-year National Science Foundation grant and has been led by CASE and AgCentric at Central Lakes College, along with Northland Community and Technical College, Ridgewater College, and other industry partners. 

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