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Agricultural Equipment Technology


Robert Gray, Jr.

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School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology


Truax A2105
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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Madison WI 53704

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Agricultural Equipment Technology

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 100701

Overview
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The Agricultural Equipment Technology program at Madison College has been in a partnership with John Deere Tech since 1994. 

  • Train on John Deere equipment and solutions in the classroom, in the laboratory and at your sponsoring John Deere dealership. 
  • Gain work experience throughout the program in a required, paid internship at your John Deere sponsoring dealer.
  • Become a certified John Deere Technician in Basic Electrical and Electronics, Basic Hydraulics and Service Advisor Diagnostic Systems. 
  • Develop agricultural equipment service skills for entry-level employment at agricultural equipment dealerships.

In the Agricultural Equipment Technology program, you have the opportunity to:

  • Learn from experts in agricultural equipment both at the college and at your sponsoring John Deere dealership.
  • Get hands-on training with advanced agricultural technology.
  • Gain technical expertise in hydraulics, power trains, electronics, fuel systems, heating, air conditioning and engine service.
  • Round out your professional skills with training in management, sales, math and ethics.
  • Graduate from the John Deere program with an associate degree in Applied Science. 

Program Details

Students in the Agricultural Equipment Technology program can attend full time.

Agricultural Equipment Technology program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for Agricultural Equipment Technology. 

 

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

Agricultural Equipment Technology


Admission

To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

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Fifth Semester


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Sixth/Summer Session

Outcomes

MATC Agricultural Equipment Technology program graduates are prepared to:  

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  • Practice safety procedures at all times in the workplace 
  • Utilize available tools to support the ability to understand, diagnose and repair problems accurately and efficiently 
  • Assume responsibility for continuing education in order to maintain technical skills, certification and enhance professional growth 
  • Demonstrate desirable professional abilities, including self-motivation, self-awareness, teamwork, flexibility, stress management, and respect for coworkers, supervisors and clients 
  • Communicate clearly and professionally in both written and verbal communications to customers, coworkers and supervisors
  • Set up and maintain components, systems and equipment to their original level of performance
  • Recognize basic business operations and policies to provide effective service and contribute to dealership profitability
  • Diagnose and repair various types of components, equipment and machines

 

Careers

Earning your associate degree in the Agricultural Equipment Technology program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:  

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  • Service Technician 
  • Field Service Technician
  • Lead Technician
  • Shop Foreman
  • Service Writer Coordinator
  • Customer Support Representative
  • Ag Equipment Salesperson
  • Consumer Products Salesperson
  • Service Manager

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

  • Ag Company Service Representative
  • Ag Company Sales Representative
  • Dealer Sales Manager
  • Dealership Manager
  • Dealership Owner/Operator
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 8 13 9
    Number of Surveys Sent 8 13 9
    Number of Surveys Returned 4 7 5
    Percent of Surveys Returned 50.00% 53.80% 55.60%
    Available for Employment 4 7 5
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 0 0 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 4 7 5
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 3 7 5
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 75.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 0 0
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 25.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 0 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.3 3.7 3.8
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 4 7 5
    Very Satisfied 2 5 4
    Percent Very Satisfied 50.00% 71.40% 80.00%
    Satisfied 1 2 1
    Percent Satisfied 25.00% 28.60% 20.00%
    Unsatisfied 1 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 25.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 4 7 5
    Preparation for Getting a Job 2 5 2
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 50.00% 71.40% 40.00%
    Career Change 1 0 0
    Percent Career Change 25.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 0 1 1
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 14.30% 20.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 0 0 0
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Personal Interest 0 1 2
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 14.30% 40.00%
    Other 1 0 0
    Percent Other 25.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 4 7 5
    Before Enrollment 3 4 4
    Percent Before Enrollment 75.00% 57.10% 80.00%
    While Attending the College 1 3 0
    Percent While Attending the College 25.00% 42.90% 0.00%
    After Training at the College 0 0 1
    Percent After Training at the College 0.00% 0.00% 20.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 4 7 5
    In College District 0 1 1
    Percent In College District 0.00% 14.30% 20.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 3 5 4
    Percent of In Wisconsin 75.00% 71.40% 80.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 1 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 14.30% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 1 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 25.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 4 6 5
    Average Monthly Wage $2,580 $2,379 $2,398
    Average Hourly Wage $15.00 $13.83 $13.94
    Average Work Hours per Week 52.3 44.6 55
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open
    TechConnect Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 29 2
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 4 0
    Total Jobs 33 2
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    John Deere Dealership Head Technician Dorchester
    Mid-State Equipment Service Technician Columbus
    Riesterer & Schnell Inc Agricultural Technician Stevens Point
    Riesterer & Schnell Inc Diesel Mechanic Pound
    Sunny Slopes Farm Dairy Farmer Reedsville

    * - TechConnect jobs are through the Wisconsin Technical College System.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.