John Deere Tech Program


The John Deere Tech Program is a two-year degree option under the Power and Machinery Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. The John Deere Tech curriculum balances classroom theory with hands-on lab work and a paid internship at a sponsoring John Deere dealership. Students will study diesel engines, powertrains, hydraulics, machine set-up systems, all while becoming proficient in high-tech computer diagnostics, electronics, sophisticated AMS precision farming technology, and proprietary John Deere systems. Students will acquire communication and customer relations skills essential to a successful career as a John Deere dealership service technician.


John Deere Sponsoring Dealership

Students in the John Deere Tech program must be sponsored by an authorized John Deere dealership for their paid internship. Dealers provide students with a hands-on, real-world experience for a minimum of 20 weeks. With over 1,500 John Deere dealerships nationwide, students will have a variety of sponsorship options. Students may request assistance in locating a sponsoring dealership.

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Admission & Program Requirements

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Meet a specified admission and academic requirement established by the college. Visit the Office of Admissions webpage >
  • Obtain and maintain sponsorship with John Deere dealership.
  • Maintain academic standards and adhere to academic policies.
  • Maintain attendance standards according to college policy.
  • Provide sponsoring dealer with responsible and productive employment.
  • Be responsible for program costs: tuition, books, fees and tools.
  • Provide their own tools while completing dealership work experiences. View Tool List >
  • Successfully complete the program curriculum.




Contact Us:

Matt Hibbard
John Deere Tech Program Coordinator
SUNY Cobleskill
Curtis Mott Room 107
Cobleskill, NY 12043
(518) 255-5694