John Deere Technology

The John Deere Tech program is an educational experience designed to upgrade the technical competence and professional skills of incoming John Deere employees and enhance the skills of existing John Deere personnel. The program consists of classroom lecture and laboratory experiences on actual John Deere products and includes a unique paid cooperative work experience for students at a John Deere dealership. The curriculum was designed in partnership with the John Deere Corporation and is maintained with input from an advisory committee of local and regional dealership employees and John Deere personnel.

Degrees

  • Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in John Deere Technology
    This technical degree is a two-year mechanics program designed to upgrade the technical competence and professional level of the incoming dealer technician. The degree involves classroom lecture and laboratory experiences with John Deere products on the campus and a unique paid work experience for students at a John Deere sponsoring dealership.

Courses

  • JD 101 John Deere Fundamentals and Orientation
    This course provides an introduction to manuals, service advisor information system, engine classifications, and serial numbers. John Deere recommended service department policies and procedures are explained. Orientation to John Deere product lines and the evolution of these products are covered. The safe operation of shop tools will be demonstrated and applied. Students must complete the Service ADVISOR Methods & Techniques assessment with a minimum of 80%.
  • JD 102 Forklift Safety Training and Certification
    This course is designed to meet the new OSHA requirements for lift truck operator training and certification. Safe lifting/chaining and moving of loads will be demonstrated and discussed. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the John Deere program.
  • JD 105 John Deere Hydraulics
    The principles and application of fluid flow and hydraulic components are discussed. Testing and repair of low- pressure and high-pressure systems and control circuits are explained, demonstrated, and practiced. Offered to second year John Deere students only. Formerly JD 205.
  • JD 115 John Deere Electrical
    Provides basic electrical principles and applications of magnetism, electromagnetism, and the safe utilization of electrical test meters. Principles of operation, testing and repair of ignition systems, cranking systems, and charging systems are demonstrated and practiced.
  • JD 120 John Deere Heating and Air Conditioning
    Theory, operation, and repair of late model John Deere air conditioning, heating, and ventilation systems are discussed. Recovery, recycling, and recharging of the air conditioning systems are demonstrated and practiced.
  • JD 125 John Deere Fuel and Emissions Systems
    Theory, operation, testing, and repair methods for spark ignition and compression ignition fuel systems are explored. Topics include relationship of valve timing, ignition, and injection timing to normal combustion. Theory, operation and maintenance of emission systems are explored and demonstrated.
  • JD 131 Engine Testing, Repair, and Performance
    Provides basic physical principles, operation and construction of two- and four- stroke cycle engines. Topics include disassembly, inspection, measurement, reassembly, and adjustments to engine components. Formerly JD 110, 130, and 135.
  • JD 190 Cooperative Work Experience I
    Offers students an opportunity to receive on-the-job work experience in a John Deere Dealership. Students apply and utilize skills learned on campus. Co-requisite: JD 192.
  • JD 191 Cooperative Work Experience II
    Opportunity to receive on-the-job work experience in a John Deere Dealership. Students apply and utilize skills learned on campus. Prerequisite: JD 190. Co-requisite: JD 193.
  • JD 192 Human Relations Seminar
    Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also learn effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Formerly JD 192, Cooperative Seminar I. Co-requisite: JD 190.
  • JD 193 Job Advancing Skills
    Students gain knowledge and skills needed to be effective, successful job applicants. Students increase job seeking skills and qualities through analysis of the labor market, job search techniques, skills identification, applications, resume and letter writing and interview skills. Students understand what employers look for in a prospective employee, and become a more competitive job seeker. Students will learn how networking and informational interviews result in employment opportunities.
  • JD 199 Special Topics
    Students study and train to meet established local needs in the John Deere industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
  • JD 210 John Deere Power Trains
    Theory of power transmission from engine to traction wheels are discussed. Topics include function and operation of gears, chains, clutches, planetary gears, drive lines, differentials, and transmissions. Complete disassembly, inspection, and reassembly to specification are practiced. Offered to second year John Deere students only.
  • JD 215 John Deere Electronics
    Review of electrical fundamentals, basic electronics, and electrical diagnostics. Topics include techniques of electrical and electronic circuit diagnostics and reading electrical schematics. Student must score a minimum of 80% on the Electrical Methods and Techniques assessment to be eligible for graduation from the JD Tech program.
  • JD 221 Ag Management Solutions
    Provides basic knowledge and skills that enable students to market, and support solutions that feature products from Ag Management Solutions. Much of this training is designed specifically to enable the student to understand the different applications of global positioning systems and precision farming practices - students will apply problem-solving skills.
  • JD 225 John Deere Planting Equipment
    Provides proper performance of John Deere planting equipment. Topics include theory, design, principles of operation, proper setup, and adjustment of all planting equipment.
  • JD 230 John Deere Harvesting Equipment
    Performance of John Deere harvesting equipment will be analyzed. Topics include theory, design, principles of operation, proper set-up, and adjustment of all harvesting equipment. Emphasis on combines, hay, and forage equipment. Student may not earn credit for both JD 230 and JDAS 230.
  • JD 235 John Deere Hydraulics II
    Explores principles, function, and application of electric over hydraulic circuits as found on tractors and combines. Construction, fluid flow, electrical flow, and testing of systems are explained, demonstrated, and practiced. Student must score a minimum of 80% on the Hydraulics Methods and Techniques assessment to be eligible for graduation from the JD Tech program.
  • JD 240 John Deere Advanced Power Trains II
    Explores principles, function, and application of electronic controlled transmissions as found on tractors and other agriculture equipment.
  • JD 290 Cooperative Work Experience III
    Offers students an opportunity to receive on-the-job work experience in a John Deere Dealership. Students apply and utilize skills learned on campus. Prerequisite: JD 191. Student may not earn credit in both JD 290 and JDAS 290.
  • JD 292 Leadership Seminar
    Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and applying leadership skills to promote personal development. Provides professional improvement through techniques such as effective communication, conflict resolution, team building, employee engagement and decision making.
  • JD 297 Special Projects
    Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard John Deere curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.

+ Degrees

Degrees

  • Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in John Deere Technology
    This technical degree is a two-year mechanics program designed to upgrade the technical competence and professional level of the incoming dealer technician. The degree involves classroom lecture and laboratory experiences with John Deere products on the campus and a unique paid work experience for students at a John Deere sponsoring dealership.

+ Courses

Courses

  • JD 101 John Deere Fundamentals and Orientation
    This course provides an introduction to manuals, service advisor information system, engine classifications, and serial numbers. John Deere recommended service department policies and procedures are explained. Orientation to John Deere product lines and the evolution of these products are covered. The safe operation of shop tools will be demonstrated and applied. Students must complete the Service ADVISOR Methods & Techniques assessment with a minimum of 80%.
  • JD 102 Forklift Safety Training and Certification
    This course is designed to meet the new OSHA requirements for lift truck operator training and certification. Safe lifting/chaining and moving of loads will be demonstrated and discussed. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the John Deere program.
  • JD 105 John Deere Hydraulics
    The principles and application of fluid flow and hydraulic components are discussed. Testing and repair of low- pressure and high-pressure systems and control circuits are explained, demonstrated, and practiced. Offered to second year John Deere students only. Formerly JD 205.
  • JD 115 John Deere Electrical
    Provides basic electrical principles and applications of magnetism, electromagnetism, and the safe utilization of electrical test meters. Principles of operation, testing and repair of ignition systems, cranking systems, and charging systems are demonstrated and practiced.
  • JD 120 John Deere Heating and Air Conditioning
    Theory, operation, and repair of late model John Deere air conditioning, heating, and ventilation systems are discussed. Recovery, recycling, and recharging of the air conditioning systems are demonstrated and practiced.
  • JD 125 John Deere Fuel and Emissions Systems
    Theory, operation, testing, and repair methods for spark ignition and compression ignition fuel systems are explored. Topics include relationship of valve timing, ignition, and injection timing to normal combustion. Theory, operation and maintenance of emission systems are explored and demonstrated.
  • JD 131 Engine Testing, Repair, and Performance
    Provides basic physical principles, operation and construction of two- and four- stroke cycle engines. Topics include disassembly, inspection, measurement, reassembly, and adjustments to engine components. Formerly JD 110, 130, and 135.
  • JD 190 Cooperative Work Experience I
    Offers students an opportunity to receive on-the-job work experience in a John Deere Dealership. Students apply and utilize skills learned on campus. Co-requisite: JD 192.
  • JD 191 Cooperative Work Experience II
    Opportunity to receive on-the-job work experience in a John Deere Dealership. Students apply and utilize skills learned on campus. Prerequisite: JD 190. Co-requisite: JD 193.
  • JD 192 Human Relations Seminar
    Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also learn effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Formerly JD 192, Cooperative Seminar I. Co-requisite: JD 190.
  • JD 193 Job Advancing Skills
    Students gain knowledge and skills needed to be effective, successful job applicants. Students increase job seeking skills and qualities through analysis of the labor market, job search techniques, skills identification, applications, resume and letter writing and interview skills. Students understand what employers look for in a prospective employee, and become a more competitive job seeker. Students will learn how networking and informational interviews result in employment opportunities.
  • JD 199 Special Topics
    Students study and train to meet established local needs in the John Deere industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
  • JD 210 John Deere Power Trains
    Theory of power transmission from engine to traction wheels are discussed. Topics include function and operation of gears, chains, clutches, planetary gears, drive lines, differentials, and transmissions. Complete disassembly, inspection, and reassembly to specification are practiced. Offered to second year John Deere students only.
  • JD 215 John Deere Electronics
    Review of electrical fundamentals, basic electronics, and electrical diagnostics. Topics include techniques of electrical and electronic circuit diagnostics and reading electrical schematics. Student must score a minimum of 80% on the Electrical Methods and Techniques assessment to be eligible for graduation from the JD Tech program.
  • JD 221 Ag Management Solutions
    Provides basic knowledge and skills that enable students to market, and support solutions that feature products from Ag Management Solutions. Much of this training is designed specifically to enable the student to understand the different applications of global positioning systems and precision farming practices - students will apply problem-solving skills.
  • JD 225 John Deere Planting Equipment
    Provides proper performance of John Deere planting equipment. Topics include theory, design, principles of operation, proper setup, and adjustment of all planting equipment.
  • JD 230 John Deere Harvesting Equipment
    Performance of John Deere harvesting equipment will be analyzed. Topics include theory, design, principles of operation, proper set-up, and adjustment of all harvesting equipment. Emphasis on combines, hay, and forage equipment. Student may not earn credit for both JD 230 and JDAS 230.
  • JD 235 John Deere Hydraulics II
    Explores principles, function, and application of electric over hydraulic circuits as found on tractors and combines. Construction, fluid flow, electrical flow, and testing of systems are explained, demonstrated, and practiced. Student must score a minimum of 80% on the Hydraulics Methods and Techniques assessment to be eligible for graduation from the JD Tech program.
  • JD 240 John Deere Advanced Power Trains II
    Explores principles, function, and application of electronic controlled transmissions as found on tractors and other agriculture equipment.
  • JD 290 Cooperative Work Experience III
    Offers students an opportunity to receive on-the-job work experience in a John Deere Dealership. Students apply and utilize skills learned on campus. Prerequisite: JD 191. Student may not earn credit in both JD 290 and JDAS 290.
  • JD 292 Leadership Seminar
    Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and applying leadership skills to promote personal development. Provides professional improvement through techniques such as effective communication, conflict resolution, team building, employee engagement and decision making.
  • JD 297 Special Projects
    Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard John Deere curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.