John Deere Tech / Agriculture Mechanization

Program LengthFive semesters


Potential Salary RangeVaries


LogoThe 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.


A.A.S Ag Mechanization Technology
A.A.S Ag Mechanization Technology – Commercial & Consumer Outdoor Power
A.A.S. Turf Power Equipment
Advanced (Agriculture) Technical Skills Certificate
Commercial & Consumer Equipment Maintenance Certificate
Diesel Engine Maintenance Certificate I
Diesel Engine Maintenance Certificate II


AGME 1207  Agriculture Equipment Skills and Tools
AGME 1209  Equipment Repair
AGME 1353  Harvesting Equipment
DEMR 1166  Practicum – Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repairer
DEMR 1225  Small Air-Cooled Engines
DEMR 1405  Basic Electrical Systems
DEMR 1323  Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Troubleshooting
DEMR 1391  Special Topics in Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repairer (J.D. Information Systems)
DEMR 1391  Special Topics in Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repairer (J.D. Harvesting Equipment II)
DEMR 1391  Special Topics in Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repairer (J.D. Agricultural Management Solutions)
DEMR 1406  Diesel Engine I
DEMR 1416  Basic Hydraulics
DEMR 1421  Power Train I
DEMR 1449  Diesel Engine II
DEMR 1466  Practicum – Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repairer
DEMR 2166  Practicum – Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repairer
DEMR 2335  Advanced Hydraulics
SMER 1166  Small Mechanical Mechanic and Repair Practicum I
SMER 1291  Small Engine Mechanic and Repair
SMER 1391  Small Engine Mechanic and Repair (Special Topics)
SMER 1466  Small Mechanical Mechanic and Repair, Practicum I
SMER 2166  Small Mechanical Mechanic and Repair, Practicum I
SMER 2337  Advanced Equipment Service


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


This program is geared toward training students on John Deere equipment to enter as a Service Technician; Shop Foreman; Service Manager; Customer Service Representative



John Deere Tech Handbook  (.pdf)


A yearly scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is available to one selected student exemplifying exceptional potential in the field of ag mechanization. Additional scholarships are available to students with sponsoring dealers who are willing to match funds provided by Navarro College. Those students can expect scholarships up to $500 yearly. Anyone interested in the program should contact John Dawley, John Deere program coordinator. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more scholarship information.




Judy Cutting, Executive Dean
Bain Center, Room 101
Brad Richardson, Dean
Bain Center, Room 101
John Dawley, Fr Professor
Ag Tech, Room 104
Kip Whorton, So Professor
Ag Tech, Room 106


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**Tuition cost reflects a 15-credit hour semester for in-district students for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Cost does not include labs, fees, books, or supplies. Program costs are approximate and cost is subject to change.
Download the full Fall 2015 tuition chart here .