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ag and industrial power technology
Ag and Industrial Power Technology introduces students to the inspection, maintenance, and repair of vehicles and machinery used in construction, farming, rail transportation, and other industries. Students will learn to 
  • Troubleshoot, repair, overhaul and assemble gas and diesel power-driven machinery, equipment and small engines
  • Analyze and repair complex electrical, hydraulic and fuel systems for agricultural equipment
  • Operate and maintain a wide range of modern agricultural and industrial equipment
Students will be prepared for immediate employment in mechanized equipment maintenance and further education.


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Potential Careers
  • Small Engine Specialist
  • Hydraulic Specialist
  • Diesel Tech
  • Ag Sales & Service
  • Parts Manager
  • Tow Motor Operator
Industry Certifications
OSHA 10 Hour Safety Card
Forklift Operation and Certification
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification - Medium/Heavy Truck (4 Categories)
Career Technical Student Organization 
College Credit Options
Vantage Career Center has partnered with Northwest State Community College to offer courses both online and in our building. These are part of College Credit Plus. Students can also opt to attend local campuses to meet academic requirements. Contact Student Services for more information.  
Career Pathways
A Career Pathway is a collective look at education and training, wage and outlook information for related occupations.  The Vantage Ag and Industrial Power Technology program can be part of the Career Pathways listed below. Whether a student is interested in going to college, getting a certificate or working right after high school, career pathways can be customized for any ambition or plan.  
These career pathways were developed around Ohio’s in-demand occupations, according to the July 2015 In-Demand Occupations. Secondary and post-secondary courses reflect career-tech programs approved by the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Board of Regents. For additional career planning resources, visit
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Contact Us
Please contact any of the individuals listed below to get more information about the program. 
Mike Miller
Mike Miller
Ag & Industrial Power Technology
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2154
Ted Verhoff
Ted Verhoff
Career Tech Supervisor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2161
Tonya Temple
Tonya Temple
Student Services Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2160
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Address: 818 N Franklin St. Van Wert, OH 45891  |  Phone: (419) 238-5411
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