John Deere Tech / Agriculture Mechanization
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.
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
See the Navarro College Catalog for course listings:
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
Kim Avery, 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 .