Agricultural Equipment Technology

Robert Gray, Jr.

CALL: (608) 246-6834

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

2125 Commercial Avenue
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-4169
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 4169


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Agricultural Equipment Technology

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 100701


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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 eligility for Agricultural Equipment Technology. 


All courses for this program are offered only in person.

Agricultural Equipment Technology


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. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2017-2018 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.

First Semester

Second Semester

Third/Summer Session

Fourth Semester

Fifth Semester

3 credits

Sixth/Summer Session


MATC Agricultural Equipment Technology program graduates are prepared to:  

  • Practice safety procedures at all times in the workplace John Deere Logo
  • 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



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

  • Service Technician John Deere Logo
  • 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