Intro to Ag Mechanics prepares students for careers related to the construction, operation, and maintenance of equipment used by the agriculture industry. Topics will include safety, woodworking, electrical systems, plumbing, cold metal work, concrete, and welding technology.From CALPADS: Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics
This course provides theory and hands-on experiences that provide opportunities for students to develop basic knowledge and skills in agricultural mechanics. Instructional areas include the basic fundamentals of maintaining and repairing small gasoline engines, basic electricity, welding, 7construction, cold metal work, and operating agricultural equipment safely.
|Occupation Name||Occupation Code|
|Sheet Metal Workers||47-2211.00|
|Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers||51-4121.00|
|Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners||51-4194.00|
|Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders||51-4122.00|
|Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters||51-4121.06|
|Farm Equipment Mechanics||49-3041.00|
Please Refer to O*Net Occupations Listing Above.
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This unit contains lessons about the aim, purpose, history and structure of the FFA. Other lessons are about the opportunities in FFA such as awards, contests (career development opportunities), leadership opportunities and conferences.
This unit contains lessons about SAE's: what they are, how to begin and manage them, selection, and how SAE's support agricultural learning.
This unit contains lessons on components, entering information, completing the record book as well as how to use the record book for awards and recognition.
This unit contains lessons in career exploration, job applications, job descriptions and qualifications and requirements, education and training, and experience methodologies.
This unit contains lessons regarding personal and group safety while working in an agricultural mechanics enviornment.
This unit contains lessons on Rope Work and Load Securing procedures common to the agricultural mechanics environment.
This unit contains lessons about wood product identification, lumber types and sizes, wood construction calculations, fasteners, and woodworking projects.
This unit contains lessons on agricultural electricity; voltage, amperage, resistance, power; test equipment; circuit problem analysis and correction; wiring techniques; and electrical plan interpretation.
This unit contains lesson on plumbing fitting skills, enviornmental choices, how plumbing and irrigation systems are used in agriculture, and plumbing projects.
This unit contains lessons in common metals, sizes and shapes; tool fitting skills; layout skills; cold metal processes; and cold/hot metal projects.
This unit contains lessons in calculating volume, materials and project costs for a concrete project; bed preparation, forms and construction; and concrete or masonry projects.
This unit contains lessons on oxy-fuel cutting processes; setting up, adjusting, shutting down and maintaining an oxy-fuel system; flame cutting; fusing welding; and repair skills such as brazing and hard surfacing.
This unit contains lessons on welding equipment selection, use and maintenance; Fusion-welding; welding positions; symbols and plans; electrodes selection; welding joints, and heat/distortion control.
This unit contains lessons on two and four stroke engine theory; types of engines, parts and systems; troubleshooting and solving engine problems, the use of repair manuals, and appropriate use of forms and work orders.
This unit contains lessons in basic land measurement and surveying techniques.
This unit contains lessons about student projects. These projects teach a combination of skills from several units within this course.