Agricultural Equipment Technology

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Employed

80% of our recent graduates got a job in the industry.

100%

Student Satisfaction

100% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.

Associate Degree

Program Number: 100701

Credits: 70

Area of Study: Transportation

Delivery Method: In Person

Program completed 100% in person

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $9,723.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$1,718.90
Other Costs
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$0.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
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. 

 

Agricultural Equipment Technology
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Admission

To Apply

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 Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 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.

Transfer

Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree. 

After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.

Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University University.
Details
Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
Details
The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Non-Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University University.
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

    201720182019
    Number of Program Graduates946
    Number of Surveys Sent946
    Number of Surveys Returned535
    Percent of Surveys Returned55.60%75.00%83.30%
    Available for Employment535
    Percent Available for Employment100.00%100.00%100.00%
    Not in Labor Market000
    Percent Not in Labor Market0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Available for Employment

    201720182019
    Graduates Employed535
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%100.00%100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation534
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.00%100.00%80.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation001
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.00%0.00%20.00%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment000
    Percent Seeking Employment0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201720182019
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.83.73.6
    Number of Satisfaction Responses535
    Very Satisfied (4)423
    Percent Very Satisfied80.00%66.70%60.00%
    Satisfied (3)112
    Percent Satisfied20.00%33.30%40.00%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201720182019
    Number of Primary Reason Responses535
    Preparation for Getting a Job223
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job40.00%66.70%60.00%
    Career Change000
    Percent Career Change0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills111
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills20.00%33.30%20.00%
    Preparation for Further Education000
    Percent Preparation for Further Education0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Personal Interest201
    Percent Personal Interest40.00%0.00%20.00%
    Other000
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201720182019
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses535
    Before Enrollment431
    Percent Before Enrollment80.00%100.00%20.00%
    While Attending the College003
    Percent While Attending the College0.00%0.00%60.00%
    After Training at the College101
    Percent After Training at the College20.00%0.00%20.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201720182019
    Number of Employment Location Responses535
    In College District104
    Percent In College District20.00%0.00%80.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District431
    Percent of In Wisconsin80.00%100.00%20.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin000
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count534
    Average Monthly Wage$2,398 $2,723 $3,224
    Average Hourly Wage$13.94 $15.83 $18.75
    Average Work Hours per Week5546.753.8
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Frontier Ag & Turf Agricultural Mechanic Turtle Lake
    Mid-State Equipment Agriculture Technician Prairie du Sac
    Mid-State Equipment Service Technician Watertown 2

    * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu