John Deere Tech (AAS.JDAT)

A new generation of farm equipment demands a new generation of service technicians. To meet this demand, John Deere Company has created the John Deere Tech program and has selected Lake Land College as one of a limited number of North American sites.

The John Deere Tech program, offered jointly by John Deere and Lake Land College in cooperation with John Deere dealers, offers students many unique opportunities including earning a salary while learning through on-the-job training at a participating dealership; training on the latest John Deere tractors, combines and implements and learning the newest diagnostic and servicing procedures.

Students also have the opportunity to move directly into employment with their sponsoring dealership upon successful completion of this associate in applied science degree program.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
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John Deere Elective

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John Deere Elective

1.0
JDA-080
John Deere Electrical Systems

JDA-080
John Deere Electrical Systems

Basic electrical principles and applications of magnetism, electromagnetism, and the safe utilization of electrical test meters. Principles of operation, testing, and repair of ignition systems, cranking systems, and charging systems will be demonstrated and practiced. (Repeatable 1 Time)

Course Outline

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3.5
TEC-048
Applied Shop Computations

TEC-048
Applied Shop Computations

Focuses on basic arithmetic and calculations necessary for solving shop oriented problems involving geometric figures, formulas and algebra. Students draw graphs. A scientific calculator is required, so there is little or no memorization.

Course Outline

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3.0
JDA-073
JD Shop Skills & Fundamentals

JDA-073
JD Shop Skills & Fundamentals

Procedures with respect to shop safety and organization, identification and proper use of tools, use of measuring equipment, plus orientation to John Deere manuals, warranty procedures, shop tickets, and product identification evolution. (Repeatable 1 Time)

Course Outline

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3.0
JDA-091
John Deere Hydraulics I

JDA-091
John Deere Hydraulics I

Covers principles and application of theory, construction,fluid flow and testing of components used on John Deere tractors, combines, and consumer and commercial equipment.


Course Outline

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3.0
JDA-111
John Deere Ag Software

JDA-111
John Deere Ag Software

Use of computers as required by John Deere dealership service employees. Emphasis will be on locating service diagnostic and repair information. (Repeatable 1 Time)

Course Outline

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2.0
HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

Course Outline

2.0

Semester Totals

17.5
Second Semester
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John Deere Elective

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John Deere Elective

No Description Available
2.0
ENG-050
Writing for Industry

ENG-050
Writing for Industry

Students will learn strategies for writing essays, instructions manuals, proposals, reports, career documents as well as deliver oral presentations to prepare them for a profession in industry. Students will practice research strategies by using library resources and the Internet.

Course Outline

OR
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

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ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

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3.0
JDA-071
John Deere Power Trains

JDA-071
John Deere Power Trains

Theory of power transmission from engine to traction wheels. Includes the function and operation of gears, chains, clutches, planetary gears, drive lines, differentials, and transmissions. Complete disassembly, inspection, and reassembly of John Deere components will occur. Also, diagnosis, repair, and adjustment of John Deere transmissions will be covered.

Course Outline

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3.0
JDA-086
John Deere Combine Production

JDA-086
John Deere Combine Production

This course is a study of the theory and principles of operation of John Deere conventional and STS combines, corn heads, and grain platforms. Pre-delivery, set-up, and, adjustment of combines and headers will be performed.


Course Outline

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2.5
JDA-092
John Deere Hydraulics II

JDA-092
John Deere Hydraulics II

A study of John Deere tractor and combine and sprayer hydraulic systems. Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis and repair of hydraulic and hydrostatic drive systems.


Course Outline

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3.0
ECO-130
The American Economy

ECO-130
The American Economy

Combines Macroeconomics and Microeconomics and focuses on basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policy, and international economic problems.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

16.5
Summer Term
JDA-094
John Deere Air Cond Systems

JDA-094
John Deere Air Cond Systems

Theory and principles of operation, diagnosis, and repair of John Deere heating and air conditioning systems. Students will also become certified to comply with state and federal laws.

Course Outline

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2.5
JDA-041
John Deere SOE I

JDA-041
John Deere SOE I

Students will receive on-the-job experience in a John Deere dealership. This will allow them to practice and utilize the skills and knowledge learned previously. This work will be supervised by the sponsoring dealership and a Lake Land College John Deere Ag Tech instructor.


Course Outline

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2.0
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John Deere Elective

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John Deere Elective

No Description Available
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2.0

Semester Totals

6.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
JDA-042
John Deere SOE II

JDA-042
John Deere SOE II

Students will receive on-the-job experience in a John Deere dealership. This will allow them to practice and utilize the skills and knowledge learned previously. This work will be supervised by the sponsoring dealership and a Lake Land College John Deere Ag Tech instructor.


Course Outline

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4.0
JDA-087
John Deere Fuel Systems

JDA-087
John Deere Fuel Systems

Basic understanding of the operating principles of John Deere fuel systems. Students will also learn diagnosis, removal, installation, and repair of John Deere mechanical and electrical-electronic fuel system components.


Course Outline

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3.0
JDA-050
John Deere Engine Systems

JDA-050
John Deere Engine Systems

An introduction to John Deere engines and their systems. Basic theory of engine principles will be discussed along with diagnosis and repair of intake and exhaust, cooling, lubrication systems, cylinder heads, bearings, and crankshafts.

Course Outline

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3.0
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

3.0
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John Deere Elective

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John Deere Elective

No Description Available
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1.0

Semester Totals

14.0
Second Semester
JDA-095
John Deere Equip Diagnostics

JDA-095
John Deere Equip Diagnostics

This class will provide the student with an opportunity to develop proper diagnostic skills needed at a dealership.

Course Outline

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3.0
POS-160
American National Government

POS-160
American National Government

The fundamental principles of the American Government are summarized. Such topics as federalism, civil liberties, citizenship, parties and elections, the Presidency, Congress, Judiciary, and national policies and politics are discussed within the framework of the American Constitutional system.

Course Outline

3.0
JDA-082
JD Adv Elect/Electronic Sys

JDA-082
JD Adv Elect/Electronic Sys

Designed to develop and strengthen the student's knowledge in electrical/electronic systems. Upon completion the student will be able to properly use service equipment to diagnose electronically controlled components and monitor systems used on tractors, planting, and harvesting equipment.


Course Outline

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3.5
JDA-043
John Deere SOE III

JDA-043
John Deere SOE III

Students will receive on-the-job experience in a John Deere dealership. This will allow them to practice and utilize the skills and knowledge learned previously. This work will be supervised by the sponsoring dealership and a Lake Land College John Deere Ag Tech instructor.


Course Outline

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4.0

Semester Totals

13.5

Total Program Hours

68.0
Suggested Electives
WEL-057
Welding Fundamentals

WEL-057
Welding Fundamentals

Course will cover basic welding processes, including: Oxy-Acetylene welding, Arc welding, Cutting and Brazing.

Course Outline

2.5
JDA-072
JD Advanced Power Trains

JDA-072
JD Advanced Power Trains

Students will put into practice the theories of diagnosis, disassembly, inspection, repair and reassembly of John Deere power train components. These components will include clutches, transmissions, differential, and final drives for both combines and tractors.


Course Outline

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3.0
JDA-051
JD Tillage & Seeding Equipment

JDA-051
JD Tillage & Seeding Equipment

This class is an introduction to John Deere tillage and seeding equipment including theory and principles of operation, set-up and adjustment, trouble-shooting, and repair.

Course Outline

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3.0
AGR-052
Principles of Crop Production

AGR-052
Principles of Crop Production

Designed to develop needed skills involved in production of the major field crops in central Illinois and Indiana. Plant growth, crop choice, tillage, planting and sowing for maximum yields are emphasized.

Course Outline

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3.0
JDA-054
JD Turf and Utility Equipment

JDA-054
JD Turf and Utility Equipment

This course is a study of John Deere consumer and commercial equipment. Operation, diagnosis, and repair of internal combustion engines, engine ignition systems, electrical and safety systems, fuel systems, and mowing attachments will be covered. (Repeatable 1 Time)


Course Outline

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2.0
JDA-113
John Deere Apex Software

JDA-113
John Deere Apex Software

Use of computers and machines to become familiar with precision agriculture and global positioning systems installed on farm equipment and proper operation and repair of these units. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

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2.0
JDA-114
John Deere Hay Equipment

JDA-114
John Deere Hay Equipment

This course introduces students to John Deere Hay equipment. This equipment includes Mower-Conditioners, Hay Rakes, Small Square Balers, and Large Round Balers.

Course Outline

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2.0