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Chemical Applicator

Apprenticeship Program

Classroom Instruction


  • AGRI 5175 Maintenance
  • AGRI 5180 Product Costs & Liability Concerns
  • AGRI 5185 Spraying Process & Equipment Operation
  • AGRI 5190 Fall Fertilizer & VRT Application
  • AGRI 1280 Crop Chemicals
  • AGRI 5195 Liquid Rowcrop Application
  • AGRI 5200 Weed Science & Pesticide Mode of Actions
  • TRDR 5140 Basic CDL Training
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What You'll Earn as an Apprentice

A Rewarding New Career

  • Paid Employment
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Career Advancement Opportunities

Licenses & Certifications

  • National Apprenticeship Credential
  • Commercial Applicator License
  • Commercial Driver's License

What You'll Learn as an Apprentice

  • Prepare dry ingredients for application
  • Apply dry fertilizer to fields
  • Prepare chemicals for application
  • Treat ground with chemicals
  • Operate sprayer equipment and fertilizer spreaders
  • Clean and maintain equipment

Average Starting Wage: $16.00 - $18.00 per hour (plus bonuses)

How Do I Get Started?

Contact Henry Goeden, Apprenticeship Coordinator, at hgoeden@northeast.edu or call (402) 844-7119 to learn more.

This project has been funded, either wholly or in part, with Federal funds from the Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, the contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement of same by the U.S. Government