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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

CALL: (608) 246-6800
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6800

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Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-4169
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Agricultural Equipment Technology

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 100701

Overview

The Agricultural Equipment Technology program at Madison College is a partnership with John Deere Tech.

  • 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.

About the Agricultural Equipment Technology Program

  • 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

 

This program is not offered online.

Agricultural Equipment Technology


Admission

To Apply

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

Your admissions application is not complete until you submit your Dealer Approval of Student Form Sponsorship Agreement to Bob Gray after the dealer has offered you a sponsorhsip.

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

The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2016-2017 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

First Semester
Second Semester
Third/Summer Session
Fourth Semester
Fifth Semester

3 credits

Sixth/Summer Session
Outcomes

MATC Agricultural Equipment Technology program graduates are prepared to:  

  • 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:  

  • 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