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    Deere Construction and Forestry Equipment Tech student.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Deere Construction and Forestry Equipment Tech student.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    Deere Construction and Forestry Equipment Tech student.
    94% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-four percent of SCC's 2019 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
     

Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment Tech

  •  Estimated Cost: $15,679.50

    Program Length: 4 semesters

    Locations: Milford

    Start Term(s): Fall

    Awards Offered: AAS

    Program Description

    Our Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment Tech program will prepare you for employment as a high-quality entry-level technician in a Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment dealership. Deere construction equipment is used in numerous types of earthmoving, including road building, underground utilities, site development and residential construction. You will learn how to service engines, power trains, hydraulic, electrical, and electronic systems as well as diagnose and repair air conditioning problems for Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment.

    Your coursework will consist of lectures and labs taken though the John Deere University on our Milford campus. You will do your off-campus training at a Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment dealership.

    You will be successful in our Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment Tech program if you:

    • have high mechanical ability and basic math skills
    • have good communication skills (must be able to read, understand and follow written directions; must be able to read manuals and computer-generated instructions; and must be able to express oneself clearly verbally)
    • are computer proficient and detail-oriented
    • are a “mind-on” and a “hands-on” person
    • have the ability to work on a team
    • have high spatial relations ability (can visualize three dimensionally)
    • are a sequential and analytical thinker
    • can multi-task and stay on task until a job is completed

    You can start the Deere Construction and Forestry Equipment Tech program in the Fall term. Follow these steps to finish your application:

    1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
    2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
    3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
    4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

    In addition, you are required to provide or purchase a tool set while you are in the program. You may purchase the tools from a vendor of your choice but realize the cost of the tools varies depending on the vendor. Each term has different tool requirements.

    Our program prepares you for an entry-level Construction Equipment Technician at a Deere Construction & Forestry equipment dealership. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $53,144.
    The program is fully accredited by the state of Nebraska and by the Higher Learning Commission.
    Our Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment Tech program is offered through a joint cooperation between SCC, John Deere and John Deere Construction Equipment Company. As part of the program, you must secure a Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment dealership sponsor for off-campus training.

    Charles Hansen, Instructor, Co-Director
    AAS, Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment Tech
    Southeast Community College
    5 Years Experience
    1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8301 
    chansen@southeast.edu

    Doug Reznicek, Instructor, Co-Director
    AAS, Southeast Community College
    Related Work Experience: 15 years
    1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8414
    402-761-8414
    dreznice@southeast.edu

    Keith Tempel, Instructor
    AAS, Diesel Technology-Truck
    Southeast Community College
    15 Years Experience
    1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8296
    ktempel@southeast.edu

     
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