John Deere TECH

Aviation, Power Mechanics and Transportation

Graduate from one of the best technician programs in the nation, a John Deere College of Tomorrow Platinum Award recipient program with instructors who are John Deere Master Instructor Certified. Through hands-on learning you will analyze, diagnose and repair John Deere equipment including engine, power train, electrical, and hydraulic systems. Our program prepares you for the business practices, protocol and technical expertise required of a John Deere Dealership including; written and verbal communication experience with John Deere clients and dealership personnel, and experience with John Deere Service Advisor Computer software.

This program has a 100 percent pass rate for John Deere Electrical, Hydraulic and Service ADVISOR Certifications and a 100 percent pass rate for MACS Air Conditioning Certification. You will receive support from John Deere for equipment, supplies, training and a six-month paid internship at a John Deere Dealership is integrated into the program's second year. If you love large equipment, hands-on repair, agriculture and all things John Deere, this program is the perfect fit for you.

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Credits: 79
Locations: Calmar
Entry: Fall

Paying for the Program

$16,116*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $18,012*
Program Supplies: $5,055

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$47,400

Estimated annual salary for John Deere TECH graduates represents median annual wage from EMSI's Analyst, Career Coach and Institutional Research data.

Potential Careers

  • Diesel Technician
  • Ag Service Technician
  • Mobile Service Technician
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  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, or SAT® test scores. Reading and writing scores are valid for three years, and math scores are valid for two years.
  4. View the Program Admission Checklist.

In addition to the College admission procedures, applicants must secure a John Deere dealer sponsor prior to acceptance. View the John Deere TECH Sponsorship Form (pdf).

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Licensure and Certification Disclosure

Successful completion of this program leads to a professional licensure or certification. Use this state guide to identify the states in which NICC program requirements fulfill the state guidelines for professional licensure and certification.

The John Deere TECH program maintains formal articulation agreements with the institutions listed below. Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer college or university to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet necessary requirements. Learn more about transferring from NICC.

Duane Bouska
Agriculture Instructor

  • Email: bouskad@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1385
  • Location: Calmar

Neil Grube
Agriculture Instructor

  • Email: gruben@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1392
  • Location: Calmar

Matthew Johnson
Agriculture Instructor

  • Email: johnsonma@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1289
  • Location: Calmar

Rodney Necker
John Deere Agriculture Technology Instructor

  • Email: neckerr@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1386
  • Location: Calmar