The John Deere Tech Program at Garden City Community College was started in 1991 through a collaborative effort between John Deere Company and GCCC. The purpose of the program is to create skilled technicians for employment in the agriculture equipment industry. The program has been established as a four-way partnership between GCCC, John Deere, individual John Deere dealerships and the students.
John Deere has pledged to keep our program current with training components, equipment and educational opportunities for our instructors. The dealers have pledged to provide paid internship experience and uniforms for our students. The college provides the facilities, instructors, and classes to round out this Associate Degree program.
The college provides the facilities, instructors, and classes to round out this Associate Degree program.
John Deere's vision of their partnership programs probably says it best:
John Deere college partnership programs are the pre-eminent college and industry training programs to provide highly trained graduates to meet the needs of John Deere dealers.
The dealers shown on the map below currently have students in our program.