Parkland College is excited to announce a new partnership with AGCO Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision agriculture technology.
Coming in Fall 2024, the college will construct a new $6 million training center on its campus made possible by a $5 million donation from AGCO Corporation. The facility will house a new Service Technician Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) degree program, which will provide students with instruction specific to AGCO-branded equipment such as Fendt® and Massey Ferguson®, as well as education in general ag concepts. The program will accept students sponsored by AGCO dealerships.
AGCO’s significant growth across North America has increased demand for technicians to service equipment from its popular brands. The two-year program will employ a work-based learning program to rotate students between classwork and fieldwork and award fully accredited associate degrees to successful participants.
This program includes:
- Service Technician A.A.S degree
- Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 technician certification on AGCO equipment
- Operation, troubleshooting, and service information for AGCO equipment
- Service, warranty and parts information for AGCO equipment
- Work-based learning with AGCO dealerships
Classes in Fall 2023 will be held in the currently existing agricultural buildings on campus, with groundbreaking to occur in summer 2023 on the new 25,000-square-foot building that will permanently host the program.