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Agriculture Mechanics

Course Descriptions

 

Beginning Agriculture Mechanics

Grade 9-12

Prerequisites: Student must pass the Shop Laboratory Safety Assessment (completed the first 2 weeks of class)

 

This course is a yearlong course, which is designed to introduce the student to basic shop skills necessary to develop a well round agriculture mechanics program. Topics include: measurement, woodworking, residential electrical, power tools, welding, metal working, irrigation systems, rope work, and small engines.  Throughout the course, students will be graded on participation in intracurricular FFA activities as well as the development and maintenance of an ongoing Supervised Agriculture Experience program.

 

Agriculture Construction

Grades 10-12

Prerequisites: Beginning Ag Mechanics

 

This is a yearlong course designed to further develop skills built in the Beginning Agriculture Mechanics course, while focusing on skills and knowledge needed for the construction industry. Topics include: measurement, power tools, table saw, electrical, framing, concrete, woodworking, and project building. Throughout the course, students will be graded on participation in intracurricular FFA activities as well as the development and maintenance of an ongoing Supervised Agriculture Experience program.

 

Advance Agriculture Mechanics

Grades 10-12

Prerequisites: Beginning Ag Mechanics

This is a yearlong course designed to further develop skills built in the Beginning Agriculture Mechanics course, while focusing on skills and knowledge needed for a career in welding or fabrication. Topics include: measurement, power tools, welding (SMAW and MIG), plasma cutting, and project building. Throughout the course, students will be graded on participation in intracurricular FFA activities as well as the development and maintenance of an ongoing Supervised Agriculture Experience program.

 

Agriculture Projects

Grades 11-12

Prerequisites: Advance Agriculture Mechanics or Agriculture Construction

 

This is the capstone course for the agriculture mechanics pathway. This course will allow students to develop their skills and abilities developed in the pathway by focusing on project fabrication and construction. Topics include: measurement, power tools, welding, oxfuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, table saw, woodworking, project planning, project layout. Throughout the course, students will be graded on participation in intracurricular FFA activities as well as the development and maintenance of an ongoing Supervised Agriculture Experience program.

 

 

 

Course Syllabus 
 
 
Contact Info
vernon_clark@kernhigh.org