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(John Deere) Agriculture Technology


The John Deere Agriculture Technology (Ag Tech) program is designed to advance tractor cab computer control systemthe skill level of
new John Deere service technicians. This program will prepare them to excel in today's high-tech,
fast-paced field of agricultural mechanization, a career path with excellent employment opportunities.

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.

Students who complete the two-year program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture Equipment Technology.

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 The Ag Tech Classroom

John Deere Program students repair tractor

Hands-on technical maintenance

 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.

Related Careers

  • Service Technician
  • Service Writer
  • Service Manager


Average Program Graduate Salaries

Based on information from Arkansas Occupational Employment and Wage Survey, May 2016.
Arkansas State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates AND
average wages reported by Program Graduates in the John Deere Agricultural Equipment Technology.

John Deere Agricultural Equipment Technology Mean Annual Wages:

$45,000 – $60,000

Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians- mean hourly $22.70 - mean annual $47,250

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Agriculture Equipment Technology has been accredited since 2014. 


Agriculture Equipment Technology (John Deere)

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The Associate of Applied Science in Agriculture Equipment Technology is designed to develop students as John Deere service technicians.  The curriculum is designed by John Deere and ASU-Beebe to focus on the entire line of John Deere products. The goal is to provide the students with experience in hydraulics, electrical systems, engines, power trains, air conditioning, machine adjustments, Service Advisors, and the entire service system.

UNIV 1003 Principles of Academic Success III
CIS 1503 Microcomputer Applications I



John Deere Controls & Instrumentation



John Deere Agricultural Electrical Systems

JDAT 1023 Agricultural Hydraulics
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ENG 1003  Freshman English I



Technical Mathematics A (or higher)

JDAT 1003 John Deere Air Quality Systems
JDAT 1014 Tractor Power Trains
JDAT 1033 John Deere Consumer Products
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1406 Dealer Internship I (12 weeks)
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JDAT 1013 Precision Farming Technologies
JDAT 2003 Harvesting Equipment
JDAT 2014 Advanced Tractor Diagnostics
ENG  1013 or 2033  Freshman English II or Technical Writing
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JDAT 2023 Dealer Internship II
JDAT 2033 John Deere Engine Systems
JDAT 2033 John Deere Technical Certifications
XXXX XXX3 Select one social science course from the following departments:
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Costs and Other Program Information

Current Tuition and Fees

The Ag Tech program is open to all eligible applicants and requires:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Passing scores on a Mechanical Reasoning test
  • Acceptable scores on the ACCUPLACER test
  • A sponsoring John Deere dealer
  • Maintaining a "C" grade average or 2.0 on a 4.0 scale

If you are interested in applying for the ASU-Beebe John Deere Ag Tech program, contact your local John Deere dealer, or inquire on the ASU-Beebe campus. For acceptance into the program, all students must meet the admission requirements of ASU-Beebe.

Get In Touch

Jake Selvidge
Director of Agriculture Technology

Thomas Hillman, Instructor




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