The John Deere Tech Program is a two-year Ag technician program designed to upgrade the technical competence and professional level of incoming dealership technicians. The curriculum is designed by John Deere Company and Fort Scott Community College and leads to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The program involves attending classroom lectures and laboratory experiences on John Deere products at the FSCC Technology Center in Frontenac, Kansas, and provides a unique opportunity for students to work at a sponsoring John Deere dealership.
The total program is completed in five semesters, or approximately 21 months. During those five semesters students learn in a three different settings: on-campus in the classroom, on-campus in hands-on laboratory activities, and on internships at a John Deere sponsoring dealership. Each specialized subject is studied on-campus in the classroom and in the laboratory, and two half-semesters (8 weeks each) are spent at a John Deere sponsoring dealership on internship applying those subjects learned on-campus in real-world situations.
Since considerable time is spent working at the dealership, this program requires students to have a sponsoring John Deere dealership. If necessary, the student can request assistance in locating a sponsoring dealer from one of the FSCC John Deere Tech Instructors. The main responsibility of the dealer is to provide training-related employment for the student during the work experience periods.
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The FSCC Ag Technology Campus is located at:
1029 N. Highway 69
Frontenac, KS 66763