Everglades Technician Programs

Everglades hires all levels of technicians. What level are you?

The classroom knowledge and on-the-job skills you'll gain in this two-year associate's degree program can help you build a solid, successful and rewarding career. Our instructors and the personnel from sponsoring dealerships are committed to providing the highest quality training. You'll choose a focus on John Deere agriculture and turf equipment or a focus on John Deere construction and forestry equipment.


A Word From Our Corporate Service Manager, Dan Inglima

Why Everglades?

First off, just by thinking about being a technician, you are ahead of the pack because skilled trades like these are highly sought after in today’s job market. Turf, compact construction, golf and ag equipment technician jobs are exciting and offer a wide range of equipment to service.

John Deere has some of the most technologically advanced equipment in the world. We communicate with the equipment in many cases via cell connectivity to diagnose and repair remotely. We farm using GPS steering and control the multitude of controllers for RTK/Sub-inch planting and spray metering.

Did you know some of our new Stihl chainsaws even require a laptop to tune? From handheld equipment to 620hp tractors, we sell and service it all! Bottom line: this is not your “shade tree” mechanic job from 20 years ago. These are highly skilled technicians earning compensation where industries can’t compete.

Being part of the Everglades Team means you are working for a large, Florida company. However, we are a 100% family-owned company who still do business the old fashion way. You are NOT a number here and the Schlechter family will always make sure you feel at home. Not only do they ensure we provide great customer service, but also create a great environment for our employees. Join our team at Everglades!

Dan Inglima, Corporate Service Manager

About the courses

No matter which focus you choose, you'll cover:

  • Diesel engines
  • Powertrains
  • Brakes
  • Electrical and hydraulic systems
  • Computer diagnostics
  • Proprietary John Deere systems
  • Shop procedures and safety
  • General education instruction
  • Training on specific product lines

Working with our dealership

You will also work at your sponsoring dealership as part of the curriculum. And get paid for it. This is where all your time in class — learning customer service as well as hydraulics — comes together. At a dealership, you learn from seasoned service technicians and deal with real people, customers who need their equipment fixed right. And fixed right now.

Your time at a dealership is intense. You'll put all you know about John Deere diesel engines, powertrains, electronics, and diagnostics to work. You’ll learn you really can fix a machine with a laptop and a wrench. And you'll discover how your skills affect everyone you come into contact with, from customers to coworkers. It's this real-life experience that puts our graduates in demand. Not only are you learning about working in a dealership, but dealerships are learning about working with you.

Requirements and Rewards

This program requires that you have a high school diploma or equivalent. Your chosen school can help you register for applicable college entrance exams.

Successful graduates go to work at John Deere dealerships that provide job placement, excellent starting pay, extensive benefits and great work conditions. You'll go to work every day using your newly gained skills, knowing the dealer values your talent and passion. Dealerships invest in our technicians because they are the best in the industry.


Ag & Turf Technician Program

Maintain and repair the equipment that helps feed a growing population and keeps our world beautiful.

Become an Ag & Turf Tech

Construction & Forest Technician Program

The world's growing urban population means an even greater need for reliable infrastructure-building equipment.

Become a C&F Tech

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