The John Deere Agriculture Technology (Ag Tech) program is designed to advance the skill level of new John Deere service technicians and prepare them to excel in today's high-tech, fast-paced field of agricultural mechanization, a career path with excellent employment opportunities.
Students who complete the two-year program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture Equipment Technology.
Students learn within an environment that stresses a balanced rotation of classroom theory and hands-on labs outfitted with advanced training aids and the latest equipment. Students gain valuable, practical insight and real-world experience by applying what they have learned during paid internships at John Deere dealerships - a wonderful opportunity for students to 'earn while they learn.'
The John Deere Ag Tech curriculum, designed by John Deere and ASU-Beebe, addresses the full range of technological advances across John Deere's Agricultural Equipment and Turf Equipment product lines. John Deere provides approximately $1 million worth of equipment for lab activities.
Instructors provide personal, dedicated instruction on engine systems, powertrains, hydraulics, machine setup and adjustment, as well as high-tech precision farming systems, electronics, schematics, and diagnostic computers. Students also gain practical experience and expertise working with the computer-assisted resource materials used throughout the John Deere service network.
For more information on the John Deere Ag Tech program or other technology degrees and certificates, call (501) 882-8822 or email us.
Based on information from Arkansas Occupational Employment and Wage Survey, July 2013.
average wages reported by Program Graduates in the John Deere Agricultural Equipment Technology.
$22,081 – $37,916