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 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 principles. In addition to classroom and laboratory instruction at Madison Area Technical 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 in applied science degree. Graduates of the program will be qualified for a rewarding career as an agricultural equipment technician.
In conjunction with the program, Madison Area Technical 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 Ag Tech. The classroom and laboratory situations, dealership sponsorship, and equipment studied will be John Deere. John Deere Ag Tech students will be required to obtain and maintain a John Deere sponsor while completing the program.
This program will also provide the opportunity to receive the required John Deere certifications in Basic Electrical and Electronics and Basic Hydraulics, along with Service Advisor One Computer Diagnostic Systems.