Be a part of the new generation of service technicians through the John Deere Tech program! In this program, you will attend a standard classroom lecture along with gaining laboratory experiences on John Deere products. You’ll even have the chance to work on site at a John Deere dealership! During your training, you will learn how to diagnose and operate on John Deere tractors, combines and implements. Upon your completion of the program, you will have the chance to move directly into employment with your sponsoring dealership.
Russell Neu – Technology Instructor
Since this program is produced in cooperation with John Deere dealers, you will have access to many unique opportunities as you study such as earning a salary while you learn and training on the latest equipment. Since considerable time is spent at the dealership, the program requires the student to have a participating John Deere dealer. If necessary, you can request assistance in locating a participating dealer. The main responsibility of the dealership is to provide training-related opportunities and uniforms for you during your work experience periods.
You will have access to a wide variety of John Deere equipment while working on campus and on dealership sites. Each specialized subject is studied in the classroom and laboratory on campus and then followed by related work experience in the dealership. After the dealership work experience is completed, you will return to the campus to begin another academic cycle. This rotation system continues until completion of the program. The work experience at the participating dealership will relate as much as possible to the course work that you just completed at the campus.
You are required to purchase a prescribed set of hand tools which are available through manufacturers at considerable discounts.