Youth Tractor Safety Certification

Course # 47-070-403

Course Description

This is a standard tractor certification course designed to fulfill the Wisconsin mandate that any youth under the age of 16 must complete a tractor and machinery certification course in order to operate agricultural machinery on public roads. This course will provide hands-on training and instruction in the following units: safety, instruments and controls, maintenance and safety checks, starting and stopping tractors, tractor safety on the farm, tractor hitches, PTO equipment, and a tractor driving skill test. Upon successfully completing a written and a tractor driving test, students over age 14 will be issued a federal certificate. Students under age 14 will be issued a certificate when they reach the age of 14. Students must be at least 12 years old.



1. Everyone must wear a facemask at all times while in Southwest Tech buildings
2. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the student to sign paperwork
3. An Acknowledgement of Risk, Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement must be signed
4. A Return to Campus Self-Declaration Form must be completed
5. Please bring your own food and water; our water fountains and vending machines have been disabled
6. (Optional) Please bring your own laptop

If you have any questions regarding these requirements please contact Ken at 608.822.2709 or at

selectSectionStart DateEnd DateCreditsAvailable SeatsInstructorMTWThFSSuTimeLocationCost
FULL0001Jun 14, 2021Jun 17, 20210.60Peter Hoffman 8:00 AM to 5:00 PMSWTC-Bldg 1700-Room1718$174.67
Class Dates: June 14, 15 & 17 2021

Select0002Jun 21, 2021Jun 24, 20210.68Peter Hoffman 8:00 AM to 5:00 PMSWTC-Bldg 1700-Room1718$174.67
Class Dates: June 21, 22 & 24 2021(This is an overflow class and must have a minimum amount of students to run)

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