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
  • Southeast Community College

​​​​​​​General Diesel: Tuition Reimbursement: 100%

  • Lake Area Technical Institute
  • MN State Community and Technical College
  • MN West Community & Technical College
  • Northeast Community College

Don’t see your school on the list? We’ll still cover tuition reimbursement!