John Deere Technician

"The Olds College instructors never cease to amaze me because of the passion for teaching these students well, insuring that we as dealers are provided with great value for our training dollars. Graduates show maturity and confidence in themselves, their jobs, the brand and our customers notice."

Abe Derksen, Deermart Equipment Sales Ltd.

Students assess the inside of a John Deere

What can you expect from our program/course?

Olds College and John Deere Limited have teamed up to offer this unique program as a professional development stream for John Deere Technicians to become certified. The program is structured over four years with ten weeks of training at Olds College each year.

Applicants must be employed by a sponsoring John Deere Dealer and indentured as an agricultural equipment technician apprentice or heavy equipment technician apprentice, or already have Journeyman status in either trade. You may only apply with employer permission.

This program supplements apprenticeship training with specialty training on John Deere equipment. John Deere employed Journeymen may take the specialty training as a standalone program.

What you will learn?

You will benefit from studying in a facility specifically built and equipped with 1.5 million dollars of equipment to professionally develop John Deere technicians. John Deere supplies their most updated product line equipment such as combines, four-wheel tractors, balers, mower conditioners, forage harvesters, air seeders and sprayers.

Program at a glance

Credential: N/A

Length of Program: 2 Weeks

Delivery: Olds Campus

Program Intakes: March & April

  • Year 1: March 2 - 13
  • Year 2: March 2 - 13
  • Year 3: March 16 - 27

Applications Open: N/A

Selection Process for Admission: First qualified, first accepted

Admission Requirements: Students must be employed at a John Deere Dealership. Students are first indentured as an Agricultural Equipment Technician or Heavy Equipment Technician apprentice. After consultation with their employer, prospective students may apply for admission.