Intro to Ag Mechanics Model

by CTE Online Admin

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.

Program Information
CTE Certification Elements
Standards
California's 2008 CTE Standards (72)
California Academic Content Standards (33)
Competencies / Outcomes

An understanding and demonstration of:

  • Personal and group safety
  • Basic woodworking
  • Basic electricity principles and wiring practices commonly used in agriculture
  • Basic plumbing practices commonly used in agriculture
  • Basic agricultural cold metal practices
  • Basic concrete and masonry practices commonly used in agriculture
  • Oxy-fuel cutting and welding
  • Electric arc welding processes
  • Land measurement and basic surveying
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • FFA purpose and functions; supervised agricultural experiences; California Agricultural Record Book
Units

FFA Issues and Topics

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.

Classroom
10 Hours

Supervised Agricultural Experiences

This unit contains lessons about SAE's: what they are, how to begin and manage them, selection, and how SAE's support agricultural learning.

Classroom
5 Hours

The California Agricultural Record Book

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.

Classroom
15 Hours

Careers in Agricultural Mechanics

This unit contains lessons in career exploration, job applications, job descriptions and qualifications and requirements, education and training, and experience methodologies.

Classroom
5 Hours

Personal and Group Safety

This unit contains lessons regarding personal and group safety while working in an agricultural mechanics enviornment.

Classroom
15 Hours

Rope Work & Load Securing

This unit contains lessons on Rope Work and Load Securing procedures common to the agricultural mechanics environment.

Lesson Plans

Basic Agricultural Woodworking

This unit contains lessons about wood product identification, lumber types and sizes, wood construction calculations, fasteners, and woodworking projects.

Classroom
10 Hours

Basic Agricultural Electricity and Wiring

This unit contains lessons on agricultural electricity; voltage, amperage, resistance, power; test equipment; circuit problem analysis and correction; wiring techniques; and electrical plan interpretation.

Classroom
10 Hours

Plumbing Systems in Agriculture

This unit contains lesson on plumbing fitting skills, enviornmental choices, how plumbing and irrigation systems are used in agriculture, and plumbing projects.

Classroom
10 Hours

Agricultural Cold/Hot Metal Processes

This unit contains lessons in common metals, sizes and shapes; tool fitting skills; layout skills; cold metal processes; and cold/hot metal projects.

Classroom
10 Hours

Agricultural Concrete and Masonry Practices

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.

Classroom
10 Hours

Oxy-fuel Cutting and Welding

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.

Classroom
20 Hours

Electric Arc Welding Processes

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.

Classroom
25 Hours

Small Engines

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.

Classroom
10 Hours

Land Measurement

This unit contains lessons in basic land measurement and surveying techniques.

Classroom
10 Hours

Projects

This unit contains lessons about student projects. These projects teach a combination of skills from several units within this course.

Classroom
20 Hours