John Deere Service Tech Training Program

John Deere

Welcome to J D Equipment

Welcome to J D Equipment

Serving You for the Future

  • Eight John Deere locations
  • Stand by Power Generation location
  • Top performing Dealer in Deere Network
  • Access to newest equipment and technology
  • Continuing to grow

History of J D Equipment

  • Established in 1982 , our company sells and provides superior service for John Deere Equipment, along with many other brands 
  • Today, thanks to a knowledgeable staff and growing customer base, we are 300 employees strong.
  • This family-owned operation continues to rapidly grow. We are an active member of the community and a proud part of many local organizations.
  • 923 years of Service experience, 10 Advanced and 26 Master Certifications

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Owens Community College and Your Future

What is John Deere TECH?

  • 2 year technical degree program
  • 8 weeks at Owens in Toledo, OH, 8 weeks in Dealership doing paid internship

John Deere TECH Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Take and pass all required entrance tests
  • Obtain and maintain sponsorship with J D Equipment, Inc.
  • Maintain required GPA and attendance policies

Owens Lake Commons

  • John Deere Program Students room together
  • Lease sessions are 24 months long and run concurrent with the Owens Community College Academic Calendar
  • All Suites are fully furnished and fully equipped with dishes and silverware
  • Utilities – Water, Cable, High Speed Wireless Internet – all included
  • Monthly rent is $569/month plus $30 per month electric bill, plus $25 Bed Sanitation fee
  • owenslakecommons.com
  • kind of Amenities – Volleyball Court, Basketball Court, Movie Theater, Fitness Center and more

Program Curriculum

John Deere Tech Major – Associate of Applied Science

1st Semester

  • Hydraulic Theory
  • Vehicle Electronics
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Info Resource Systems for JD
  • Diesel Tech Field Experience
  • Fundamentals of Engines

2nd Semester

  • Fundamentals of Computing
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Combine Maintenance ∓ Repair
  • Vehicle Electrical Systems
  • Diesel Tech Field Experience
  • Intro to the Welding processes

3rd Semester

  • Composition 1
  • Applied Industrial Mathematics
  • Air Conditioning Systems
  • Ag Mgt Solutions

4th Semester

  • Tractor Drivelines
  • Advanced Hydraulics
  • Seeding & Tillage Equipment
  • Diesel Eng Perf-Annual
  • Diesel Tech Field Exp
  • Applied Industrial Physics

5th Semester

  • Equipment Shop Project
  • Diesel Tech Field Exp
  • Public Speaking
  • Technology in society
  • Indust/Org Psych
  • Principles of Mgt

Owens Community College

Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition at Owens is based on how many credit hours a student is enrolled in at the College.
  • Tuition is $153 per credit hour.
  • Full time in-state students taking between 15 – 18 credit hours receive the greatest discount as tuition is fixed in this range at $2,142 per semester.
  • Financial Aid – apply for financial aid and scholarships – The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at www.fafsa.gov (Owens School Code is 005753)
  • Pay your tuition and fees – you can view your bill through your Ozone account only. For assistance or additional information, please call Oserve at (567) 661-7378 or visit www.owens.edu/oserve

Tuition Reimbursement

  • 12 month anniversary as a Full Time Employee = $3,000 Gross
  • 24 month anniversary as a Full Time Employee = $3,500 Gross
  • 36 month anniversary as a Full Time Employee = $3,500 Gross
  • 48 month anniversary as a Full Time Employee = $4,000 Gross
  • Total of $14,000 Gross

Contact information

  • Heath Weilnau – John Deere Instructor/Program Coordinator
      Cell 419 -706-8754
      Email heath_weilnau@owens.edu
  • Peter Gallant – Aftermarket Sales Manager
      614-397-3542
      Email petergallant@jdequipment.com
  • Amy Mulcahy – HR Manager
      614-205-3152
      amymulcahy@jdequipment.com