Agricultural Equipment Technology
The Agricultural Equipment Technology Program is designed to develop competent and professional agricultural equipment service technicians for entry-level employment in agricultural equipment dealerships.
This course of study will specialize in agricultural tractors, combines and implements. Students will gain technical expertise in hydraulics, power trains, electronics, fuel systems, heating, air conditioning and engine service. They will round out their professional skills with training in management, salesmanship, mathematics and people skills. In addition to classroom and laboratory instruction at Madison College, students will be expected to obtain and maintain a sponsoring dealer that will provide related work experience during the scheduled internships. This program leads to an associate degree in applied science. Graduates of the program will be qualified for a rewarding career as an agricultural equipment technician.
In conjunction with the program, Madison College has entered into an agreement with the John Deere Company to provide a section of the Agricultural Equipment Technology Program specifically for the company and its dealers. This partnership will be known as John Deere TECH Program. The classroom and laboratory situations, dealer sponsorship, and equipment studied will be John Deere. John Deere TECH students will be required to obtain and maintain a John Deere dealer sponsor while completing the program. This program also will provide the opportunity to receive the required John Deere core certifications in Electrical, Hydraulics & Service Advisor (Computer Diagnostic System).
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