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John Deere Ag Tech Program

What is the John Deere Ag Tech Program?

The John Deere Ag Tech Program is a two-year associates degree in which you’ll learn how to troubleshoot, service, repair and rebuild the equipment that keeps Hutson customers running strong. You’ll focus on agriculture and turf equipment where you will work with top notch schools to gain the skill and experience necessary for you to become an essential member of the Hutson team. As a John Deere Tech student you will receive hands-on technical training in school and as part of your internship. You will learn from seasoned technicians how to put your skills to work in the shop and in the field. The program consists of general education courses and John Deere exclusive classroom training courses including:

  • Diesel Engines and Fuel Systems
  • Powertrain Components
  • Electrical and Hydraulic Systems
  • Service Advisor™ Diagnostics
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Service Department Procedures and Policy
  • John Deere Product Specific Training
  • Precision Technology

Turn what you love into a career

Hear from current John Deere technicians about the how being a technician has changed, learning opportunities and career experiences.

How to apply

  1. Submit Your Résumé: Submit a résumé to
  2. Get an Internship: If open positions are available, we will contact you to set up an internship interview. The internship is paid and must be completed the summer before beginning classes. Your internship must be completed, evaluated and approved before we grant you a sponsorship to the John Deere Ag Tech program.
  3. Apply for School: You must meet the admission requirements listed below and be accepted into one of our partnering John Deere Ag Tech university or college programs to begin classes in the John Deere Ag Tech Program. You will continue to work at your sponsoring Hutson location during breaks from school.

Admission requirements

  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Secure a sponsorship through Hutson
  • Meet college admission and academic requirements

Our partnering colleges and universities

Arkansas State University

Beebe, AR

Lake Land College

Mattoon, IL

Northwest Mississippi Community College

Senatobia, MS

Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN

The reward

Upon graduation, you'll go on to work at one of our 12 locations in Kentucky, Tennessee or Indiana. You can expect excellent starting pay, extensive benefits and great working conditions. Hutson values your talent, passion and dedication towards completing the John Deere Ag Tech Program. Reimbursement for tuition expense will begin following your full-time employment and will continue over the next 24 months of employment; only tuition not covered by scholarships or grants will be reimbursed.

  • Guaranteed Job at Hutson: No job searching required—get right to work after graduating.
  • Tool Support Programs: No tools? We'll help pay for a starter set and allow you to finance new tools.
  • $1,000/year Tool Allowance: Get $1,000 per year to add to your kit—plus, they're yours to keep!
  • Pay for Performance: Get compensated when you put forth the extra effort.
  • Continuous Training: Stay up to date on the latest technology with training and certification programs.
  • Opportunities for Growth: Climb the ranks as you gain experience with our service career path.
  • Employee Referral Bonus up to $4,000: Get rewarded if you refer someone that makes a great addition to our team.
Take the next step

Want to learn more about the John Deere Ag Tech Program? Get in touch with our team!