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John Deere Partnership

Madison College and John Deere are in a partnership to teach students technical theory and skills needed to work on John Deere equipment under realistic dealership conditions.

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Over 1650 dealerships offer employment opportunities. Madison College graduates in the Agriculture Equipment Technology program are highly sought after by dealerships who are seeking technicians. Graduates can expect a salary range of $25,000 - $50,000 depending on the dealership.

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Dealership Work Experiences May Include

  • Proper machine set-up
  • Engine repair and rebuild
  • Powertrain repair and rebuild
  • Hydraulic diagnostics and repair
  • Electrical starting, charging, control system diagnostics, and repair
  • Air conditioning diagnostics and repair
  • Tractor performance - ballasting, fuel system, diagnostics, and repair

The Agriculture Equipment Technology Curriculum

  • Hydraulics
  • Engines
  • Powertrains
  • Fuel Systems
  • Tillage
  • Planting
  • Harvesting
  • Operation and adjustment

Student Responsibilities

  • Obtain a dealership partner - you should treat this like a job interview
  • Complete all required course and laboratory work
  • Maintain required GPA
  • Provide needed tools
  • Be a responsible, productive employee during the training internship

The dealership training portion of the Agriculture Equipment Technology program provides real-life hands-on experience. There is no better learning environment than on-the-job.

The dealership training coordinators ensure that you receive correct training experiences, while the college program coordinators monitor your progress and rate your performance.

For more information about the Agriculture Equipment Technology program contact Bob Gray at (608)246-6834.