Passion With A Paycheck
Top Tech is the collaboration between CNH Industrial and North America's top technical colleges. Technical colleges that offer an associate degree in diesel, agricultural or construction technology will train you on the latest Case IH, New Holland and CASE Construction Equipment machines and digital products. And ultimately, get you a job. Doing what you love and getting paid for it is what becoming a Top Tech is all about. Here's what you can expect.
- Gain firsthand experience with the full range of CNH Industrial systems, including: mechanical and hydraulic systems; engine diagnostics and repair; and electrical circuitry systems.
- Learn advanced digital componentry, including telematics, GPS, precision technology and digital displays.
- Work on a variety of equipment, including tractors, combines, planters and earth-moving equipment.
- Learn to troubleshoot complex electronics with digital systems and remote diagnostic equipment.
- Each day, you'll learn new skills that you can apply immediately.
- Build valuable skills diagnosing, repairing and rebuilding mechanical, hydraulic and electronic systems.
- Work with online parts and service information systems.
- Learn the ins and outs of the industry from instructors who have real-world experience with heavy equipment.
- CNH Industrial dealerships offer various unique opportunities — from scholarship and sponsorship programs to internship and apprentice experiences.
- Connect with a Case IH, New Holland or CASE Construction Equipment dealership and gain access to game-changing opportunities.
- Graduates receive Level 1 Fundamentals Certification for all CNH Industrial equipment brands.
- After graduation, Top Tech students enjoy preferred status for employment consideration at CNH Industrial dealerships. CNH Industrial dealerships make hiring decisions independently.
FIND YOUR DEALER AND PARTNER SCHOOL
Top Tech schools and affiliate schools partner with local CNH Industrial dealerships to provide you with access and training on the latest Case IH, New Holland and CASE Construction Equipment technology as you earn your associate degree in diesel, agricultural or construction technology. Contact your local dealership for more information on the Top Tech schools and affiliated schools they partner with to learn more.
Top Tech Schools
CNH Industrial and its dealer network have selected a number of colleges to be part of the Top Tech program. These programs are reviewed for the content of their curriculum and provide training on the latest Case IH, New Holland and CASE Construction equipment. Top Tech locations are supported with training aids, courses and materials to ensure a student will learn about the latest technology found on today’s modern equipment. The Top Tech schools will provide the necessary coursework to ensure students receive Level 1 Fundamentals Certification, which is required for service technician employment at dealers of CNH Industrial's brands.
These schools have been recommended by our dealer network as they offer programs in diesel, agricultural or construction equipment. These programs are listed as a convenience, as they may be closer geographically for some students.
Please work with your local dealer, who may be able to provide recommendations on technical colleges in the area.
Agricultural and construction equipment is digitally connected and becoming increasingly complex. These are essential industries, and demand for qualified agricultural and construction equipment technicians continues to grow.
Many Top Tech students are employed by their sponsoring dealership right out of school, and CNH Industrial dealerships offer continuous growth opportunities to advance your career. All of which means you’ll be in demand from the day you graduate to the day you retire.
How to Pay for School
Get some or all of your degree paid for with these available scholarships:
Refer to your local dealership websites to find local scholarships.
Why should I become a Top Tech?
Because you’ve looked into it, and you know you want a high-tech career in diesel technology, working on the latest agricultural and construction equipment. The Top Tech program’s mission is to give you the real-world skills necessary to jump-start that career. And our goal is to get you a job you love, immediately after graduation.
What makes Top Tech different from other programs?
Students who complete their coursework in diesel, agricultural or construction technology graduate with Level 1 Fundamentals Certification to work on Case IH, New Holland and CASE Construction Equipment products.
In addition, students will be trained on CNH Industrial systems for parts and service to prepare them for a career at a participating Case IH, New Holland or CASE Construction Equipment dealership.
Who is eligible to be a Top Tech?
Any student who has been accepted into a diesel, agricultural or construction technology program at one of the participating technical colleges across the country. We recommend that you partner with a local dealer to get the full benefit of the program, including hands-on dealership training on the CNH Industrial systems at a participating Case IH, New Holland or CASE Construction Equipment dealership.
How long is the program?
Participating schools offer a two-year degree program in diesel, agricultural or construction technology with the opportunity to earn additional certifications. Check with the participating technical college in your area.
How do I find a participating technical college?
Check out the Find a School link above to find a participating technical college near you.
Who do I contact with questions to learn more about the program?
Contact a dealership to explore the opportunities in your area. Or send an email at [email protected], and we’ll be happy to answer your questions or chat about whether Top Tech is the right decision for you.
How does a dealer sponsorship work?
Students enrolled in a diesel, agricultural or construction technology program at a participating technical school should contact a Case IH, New Holland or CASE Construction Equipment dealership to inquire about financial support and internship opportunities.
How do I find a participating Case IH, New Holland or CASE Construction Equipment dealership?
Check out the Find a Dealership tool above to find a participating dealership near you.
What do I receive when I graduate?
Students who complete their coursework in diesel, agricultural or construction technology at participating technical colleges will earn a Level 1 certification to work on any CNH Industrial brand of equipment.
What is the job outlook for diesel and agricultural technicians?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current average annual salary for technicians is $50,300. Due to improvements in technology and the increasing productivity of the equipment, demand for diesel, agricultural and construction equipment technicians is strong.