Hands-on experience leading to a great career
The John Deere Tech Program is a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree designed to train technicians to fit the needs of John Deere dealerships.
As one of only 21 colleges worldwide offering the John Deere Tech Program, Owens Community College combines classroom instruction and hands-on training on modern John Deere agriculture equipment to prepare graduates for employment at a John Deere dealership.
About the Partnership
The John Deere Company and Owens Community College
Each student in the program must be “sponsored” by John Deere Dealership to be accepted into the program. The John Deere dealer will partner with Owens as they help train the student during their 8-week internship at the dealership.
How the Program Works
The John Deere Tech major is a five-semester program. Students rotate between 8 weeks on campus and 8 weeks at their sponsoring dealership. During the internship, students receive hourly wages and pay increases based on performance.