Accelerated Tech Program

Are you passionate about farming, technology & mechanics? Are you excited to hit the ground running, but not interested in pursuing a traditional two- or four-year college? If so, the Accelerated Tech Program could be for you! This program is designed for driven students who have a background in mechanics or farming.



  • High earning potential with zero college debt
  • Accelerated curriculum – earn where you learn


  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Previous mechanical/farm experience

Brandt TechKnowledge


The Brandt Holdings TechKnowledge Program is a two-year Student Technician Training Program that finishes with an Associate of Applied Science degree at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD.

• The Diesel Division at LATI works in close relationship with the sponsoring John Deere dealerships to administer the program’s activities to ensure the training is focused on the most up-to-  date technology, equipment and tools.
• The program is exclusively by and for the John Deere dealerships at Brandt Holdings.
• It should be understood that students selected for this program may have the opportunity for full-time employment with the dealership upon successful completion of the program.

The internship allows students to apply – in a real-world setting – what they have learned during classroom/ lab sessions. By doing so, students become familiar with the dealership environment, its organizational structure and competencies which are expected of a professional service technician.


Prospective students must be:
• 18 years of age (or older) at the time of the first internship
• High School graduate or equivalent
• Able to meet LATI and Brandt dealership admission and academic requirements
• Sponsored by a Brandt dealership
• Possess a valid driver’s license and maintain an employable driving record
• Willing to take a drug test if requested by dealership sponsor (NOTE: for many dealerships, this is a requirement for employment)

Brandt Holdings will provide students with 100% of the tuition, fees, books and a $7,500 tool allowance for equipment for the Lake Area Tech Brandt TechKnowledge Diesel program. Any additional costs of the program or expenses will be the responsibility of students.

Traditional 2-Year College

Are you a high school student planning to attend college after graduation? We’re currently hiring students who’re interested in pursuing either a John Deere Tech or General Diesel Degrees. This program offers structured class-time with valuable hands-on internships.


Tuition Reimbursement
Paid Internship
Full-time job after graduation!


Passion for farming, technology & mechanics

John Deere Tech: Tuition Reimbursement: 100%

  • North Dakota State College of Science 
  • Northeast Iowa Community College, Calmar, IA
  • Southeast Community College, Milford, NE

General Diesel: Tuition Reimbursement: 100%

  • Lake Area Technical Institute; Watertown, SD
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College; Moorhead, MN
  • Minnesota West Community & Technical College
  • Northeast Community College; Norfolk, NE
  • Don’t see your school on the list? We’ll still cover tuition reimbursement!