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C&F Tech Training Program

Posted on: Jan 18, 2023


Participate in on-the-job training and work to obtain a two-year associate’s degree John Deere TECH program focused on the fundamentals and key technical concepts to become effective service technician.  Graduate from the program and become certified in John Deere’s three core areas of service: Electrical, Hydraulics and Service Advisor.                                            


  • Complete two years of instructor-led classroom and lab training at a John Deere Tech School and meet minimum GPA requirements while participating in the program
  • Complete a minimum of two internships at the dealership
  • Obtain certification in Electrical, Hydraulics and Service Advisor training
  • Complete the total number of John Deere University credits as required
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations in performing work assignments
  • Complete all reports and forms required in conjunction with job assignments including electronically via Service Delivery
  • Assist senior technicians as needed
  • Perform basic service tasks as assigned
  • Maintain a clean work area and perform work in a neat and orderly fashion
  • Account for all time and material used in performing assigned duties 
  • Develop skills in removal, disassembly, and reconditioning of components
  • May perform pre-delivery set-up and inspection on new equipment


  • Maintain minimum required GPA* (based on specific school for requirements)
  • Interest in learning methods, materials, tools and techniques used in the repair of outdoor power equipment/agricultural equipment
  • Fundamental knowledge of engines, hydraulics, power-trains, air-conditioning, and electrical systems as they apply to machines marketed by the dealership
  • Ability to read, write, and speak effectively with customers and/or other employees
  • Ability to lift at least 75 lbs. repeatedly
  • Willingness to learn and work hard
  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience required
  • Must be able to pass all Capstone and other JDU classes
  • Fork lift operator certification by Bragg Safety department required


The Construction and Forestry Technology Program is a two-year program leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program develops the technical competency and professional attributes of students to prepare graduates for high-paying and rewarding careers as a John Deere construction and forestry equipment technician.

The program begins fall quarter of each year. The total program is designed to be completed in six quarters. Each specialized subject is studied in the classroom and laboratory on campus. Cooperative Work Experience is also included in the curriculum. Students are selected to participate in the Construction and Forestry Equipment Technology program through an interview process with a sponsor John Deere Construction and Forestry Equipment Dealership. Selected students will receive assistance with tuition and books from the sponsor dealership.

Program Requirements:
Students must meet or exceed the following placement scores to enter the Construction and Forestry Equipment Technology Program
1. WR095
2. MTH060
3. ALS90

The program is conducted in modern, well-equipped classrooms and laboratory/shops. The 25,000- squarefoot Heavy Equipment Mechanics/Diesel facility houses a dynamometer and heavy-duty engine rebuilding lab. Students also have a large area where they can work on construction and
forestry equipment and components.

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply to be a full-time Student at Linn-Benton Community College
Follow the directions in the links below.
Follow On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LBCCheavydiesel/

Step 2: Test
Take the school’s placement tests.

Step 3: Go through the On-line Orientation
This step fully activates you in our school’s computer system.
Failure to complete the orientation allows you to register for part-time only.
(Eight credits or less)

Step 4: Find your student ID Number and store it in a safe place.
Reset Web Runner password.

Step 5: Meet with an Advisor (Myself, I do all the C&F advising)
To make an advising appointments this summer e-mail me at alvinjo@linnbenton.edu to set up an
appointment. Appointments start at 8:00 am.
In extreme circumstances, for example if you are in Southern California and you cannot come to the
campus for an advising session, any issues that cannot be handled in person or via e-mail can be
worked out in the week before school starts. Rest assured that your seat are allocated and will not be inadvertently filled.

Contact Me: I have found that over the years, e-mail is the best way to contact me.
My e-mail address is: alvinjo@linnbenton.edu
As a last resort or in case of an emergency my personal cell is 541-405-2165.

C+F Tech Program Brochure

Salary: $15.50/hr

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