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WHY STUDY JOHN DEERE TECH AT NC?

The Navarro College John Deere TECH Program is designed to help upgrade the skill level of new John Deere service technicians and help prepare them for a career opportunity in a field with excellent employment opportunities.

 

Students can be prepared through the John Deere TECH program to work on today’s and tomorrow’s equipment as they learn to cope with technological advancements in the farm equipment industry. Students successfully completing the program will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The curriculum is designed by John Deere and Navarro College to focus on the entire line of John Deere products.

 

The goal is to help provide the student with the experience in hydraulics, electrical engines, power trains, air conditioning, machine setup and adjustment, and the computer-assisted resource material used in the entire John Deere service network. This training will be accomplished by rotating the learning experiences between the classroom and well-equipped, hands-on labs.

 

Students in the program will also work at a John Deere dealership during summer and winter holidays as part of their training.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions with Gainful Employment programs to report certain information about students enrolled in Title IV federal aid eligible educational programs that lead to a recognized occupation. You will find links to Gainful Employment figures on each of the programs below.

 

Diesel Engine Maintenance Certificate I (.pdf)
Diesel Engine Maintenance Certificate II  (.pdf)

Course Descriptions

AGME 1207 Agriculture Equipment Tools

Introduction to hand tool and shop equipment skills; including application, operation, maintenance, repair and safety.

 

AGME 1209 Equipment Repair

Introduction to the skills required for maintenance, repair, and renovation of equipment. 

 

AGME 1353 Harvesting Equipment

Operation and maintenance including adjustment techniques of harvesting equipment. 

 

AGME 1391 Special Topics in Agriculture Mechanics

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology of occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

 

DEMR 1166 Practicum I

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. The college, with the employer, develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid.

 

DEMR 1225 Small Air-Cooled Engines

Fundamentals of air-cooled engines including repair and testing. This course includes the theory of operation, diagnosis, repair, predelivery procedures, including assembly and adjustment of attachments, and add-on accessories of small power equipment utilized in lawn, turf, garden, and the rental equipment industry. The course includes the safety of both the 2 cycle and 4 cycle engines.

 

DEMR 1323 Heating, Ventilation & A/C (HVAC) Troubleshooting

Introduction to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning theory testing and repair. Emphasis on refrigerant reclamation, safety procedures, specialized tools, and repairs. Refrigerant recovery/recycling and ozone layer protection procedures are emphasized. Students, upon passing the air conditioning certification test, will be granted air conditioning certification.

 

DEMR 1391 Special Topics – Diesel Engine Mechanic & Repairer

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

 

DEMR 1405 Basic Electrical Systems

Basic principals of electrical systems of diesel powered equipment with emphasis on starters, alternators, and batteries.

 

DEMR 1406 Diesel Engine I

An introduction to the basic principles of diesel engines and systems.

 

DEMR 1416 Basic Hydraulics

Fundamentals of hydraulics including components and related systems. The operation, testing, repair, and adjustment of the hydraulic components is emphasized. Emphasis is placed on the use of technical language, JIC symbols, and safe operation with high pressure oil.  

 

DEMR 1421 Power Trains I

Fundamentals, repair, and theory of power trains including clutches, transmissions, drive shafts, and differentials. Emphasis on inspection and repair.

 

DEMR 1449 Diesel Engines II

An in-depth coverage of disassembly, repair, identification, evaluation, and reassembly of diesel engines. This course includes the principles of design and construction of heavy-duty engines used throughout the power equipment and agriculture industries. Emphasis is placed on engine chamber design and injection systems. Principles and theories are studied by running, testing, diagnosing, disassembling, and reassembling components, systems, and engines. Safety is emphasized throughout the course.

 

DEMR 1466 Practicum II

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. The college, with the employer, develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid.

 

DEMR 2166 Practicum II

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer college and student. The college, with the employer, develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid.

 

DEMR 2335 Advanced Hydraulics

Advanced study of hydraulic systems and components including diagnostics, testing of hydraulic systems and electronics, electro-hydraulic, and computer controlled systems.

 

DEMR 2371 John Deere AG Mgmt Solutions

This course will include Service Advisor Remote and JD Link to prepare the student for the servicing of the computers and programs provided with today’s modern agriculture equipment. AMS (Agriculture Management System) GPS, RTK, and PM Pro will be introduced and studied. Topics address recently identified current events skills knowledge and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student.

 

HYDR 1305 Basic Hydraulics

Fundamentals of hydraulics including types of hydraulic pumps cylinders valves motors and related systems. Introduction to hydraulic schematic symbols as related to components.

 

SMER 1166 Practicum I

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer college and student. The college, with the employer, develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid.

 

SMER 1291 Small Engine Mechanic & Repair

Topics address recently identified and current events, skill, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

 

SMER 1391 Small Engine Mechanic & Repair

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.

 

SMER 1466 Practicum II

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer college and student. The college, with the employer, develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid.

 

SMER 2166 Practicum III

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. The college, with the employer, develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student’s general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid.

 

SMER 2337 Advanced Equipment Service

Advanced study in areas of specialization in marine units, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, or outdoor power equipment.

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Corsicana

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DEGREE & TRANSFER OPTIONS
Complete your degree and begin your career or transfer to a 4-year college to continue your studies.

 

Have transfer credits from another college or university? Send your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions & Records at 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110

ACCREDITATION
Navarro College is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees; approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Office of Executive Dean, Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7573

Program Coordinator, Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7621

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Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.