John Deere TECH

Auto Tech, Mechanics and Transportation

The John Deere TECH program is designed to upgrade the technical competence and professional level of the incoming John Deere dealership technician. It is supported by the John Deere Company and operated by Northeast Iowa Community College. You will receive classroom lecture and real life laboratory experiences on John Deere products at the Calmar campus and a unique opportunity to work at a John Deere dealership. Each specialized subject is studied in the classroom and laboratory on campus, followed by related work experience at the dealership. Classroom instruction covers the basics as well as the latest developments in all John Deere agricultural and consumer products.

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

Paying for the Program

$15,800*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $17,696*
Program Supplies: $5,035

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$23,557 - 54,257

Estimated annual salary range for Auto Tech, Mechanics and Transportation graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

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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. 

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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Academic requirements, program details and any additional admission requirements for this program can be found on the program page in the college catalog.

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.

Bruce Bearinger
Dean of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Computer Technology

  • Email: bearingerb@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1128
  • Location: Calmar

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