TLDR: The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) recently hosted a John Deere Agricultural Technology Open House, welcoming around 50 high school students, parents, and dealers from across the Southeastern United States. The event took place in the college’s John Deere Ag Technology lab and classrooms and aimed to highlight the various aspects of the college’s John Deere TECH Agricultural Technology program. In this program, students spend eight weeks on campus learning in classrooms and labs, followed by eight weeks working with a dealer to apply their knowledge in a real-world setting. SGTC began offering this program in 2014 and has already graduated several classes.
The John Deere TECH Agricultural Technology program at SGTC allows students to earn a two-year associate of applied science degree in Agricultural Technology while partnering with John Deere dealers across the Southeast United States for a career as a John Deere technician. To enroll in this program, students must be sponsored by a John Deere dealer. During the open house event, attendees had the opportunity to meet with SGTC officials and John Deere representatives to learn more about the program, admissions procedures, financial aid, and coursework requirements.
The event also included demonstrations by current SGTC students enrolled in the program, showcasing the types of activities they are involved in on a daily basis in the John Deere labs and classes. Prospective students and their parents were given a tour of the campus and housing facilities. Overall, the open house aimed to provide interested students and their families with a comprehensive overview of the program and the benefits of pursuing a career in agricultural technology with John Deere.
For more information about the Agricultural Technology program at SGTC, interested individuals can visit the college’s website or contact them directly through phone.