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Career Area: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-070-1
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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Agricultural Equipment Technology Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

  • Agriculture Technology
  • Field Service Technician
  • Parts Service Technician
  • Ag Service Technician

Average Median Wage


Agricultural Equipment Technology Programs

The Agricultural Equipment Technology Program is designed to develop competent and professional agricultural equipment service technicians for entry-level employment in agricultural equipment dealerships.

This course of study will specialize in agricultural tractors, combines and implements. Students will gain technical expertise in hydraulics, power trains, electronics, fuel systems, heating, air conditioning and engine service. They will round out their professional skills with training in management, salesmanship, mathematics and people skills. In addition to classroom and laboratory instruction at Madison College, students will be expected to obtain and maintain a sponsoring dealer that will provide related work experience during the scheduled internships. This program leads to an associate degree in applied science. Graduates of the program will be qualified for a rewarding career as an agricultural equipment technician.

In conjunction with the program, Madison College has entered into an agreement with the John Deere Company to provide a section of the Agricultural Equipment Technology Program specifically for the company and its dealers. This partnership will be known as John Deere TECH Program. The classroom and laboratory situations, dealer sponsorship, and equipment studied will be John Deere. John Deere TECH students will be required to obtain and maintain a John Deere dealer sponsor while completing the program. This program also will provide the opportunity to receive the required John Deere core certifications in Electrical, Hydraulics & Service Advisor (Computer Diagnostic System).

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