Robert Gray, Jr.
Robert Gray, Jr.
The Agricultural Equipment Technology Program is a partnership between Madison Area Technical College, John Deere and Company, participating John Deere dealerships and participating students.
Applicants must complete an interview with an authorized dealer representative to secure sponsorship. Applicants should take the Dealer Approval of Student Form Sponsorship Agreement to the interview. If it is determined that sponsorship will be provided, the authorized representative will return the completed form to the School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology office at Madison Area Technical College. If sponsorship is not granted by the student's first dealer choice, the applicant should seek an interview with another dealership.
We also recommend that the student work for the dealership during the summer prior to starting school in the fall.
Once a sponsorship has been offered, the student should send Dealer Approval of Student From Sponsorship Agreement Form to Bob Gray.
Once you start working at your dealer, obtain your John Deere I.D. number. (Note: This is not required for admission, butis required bythe first day of class).
A limited number of students from other states will be accepted at the same fees as a Wisconsin resident. Out-of-state students are requested to contact the School of Applied Technology Office for further information concerning enrollment and fees.
The John Deere Fundamentals of Service and Fundamentals of Machine Operation series books are used where applicable. Books are available through the Madison College Bookstore or from the sponsoring dealers.
In addition to the above expenses, students are required to provide or purchase their own set of tools for their first internship at the dealership. These tools can be purchased at a substantial discount from vendors at our annual tool show, which is held early in the first semester. Comparable tool sets and boxes will be available at the tool show. Estimated cost of the tools with box, based on 2015-2016 data, is between $2,500 and $3,000. The Tools for Techs program is available from your sponsoring John Deere dealer.