Prerequisites: Agricultural Construction & Technology
Agricultural Construction & Technology is an advanced course that focuses on the knowledge, hands-on skills, and workplace skills applicable to the construction, agricultural, and mechanical industry. Course clusters include Personal Safety, Planning and Design of Agricultural and Residential Structures, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electricity, Concrete, Block Laying, Drywall and Painting, and Greenhouse Construction. Participation in FFA student organization activities and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects is an integral course component for leadership development, career exploration and reinforcement of academic concepts.
• Students will develop and utilize skills needed to for career pathways in construction and agricultural mechanics.
• Students will be able to accurately plan and design diagrams for agricultural and residential structures.
• Students will demonstrate personal safety while working in the shop.
• Students will apply learned knowledge of carpentry through construction of small-scale agricultural/residential structures.
•Students will explain and build small-scale agricultural plumbing systems.
• Students will explain and build small-scale agricultural electrical systems.
•Students will demonstrate masonry skills through concrete and block layering exercises.
Course OutlineUnit I: FFA Opportunities and Supervised Agricultural Experiences
Unit II: Planning Agricultural Construction Systems
Unit III: Masonry Systems
Unit IV: Construction Systems
Unit V: Electrical Systems
Unit VI: Plumbing Systems
Unit VII: Paints, Finishers and Preservatives
Unit VIII: Greenhouse Construction
It is important that students in this class keep an open mind and respect the differences in student ability, backgrounds and beliefs. All students are expected to come to class prepared and participate on a daily basis. Students will be expected to follow all rules listed and described in the Steeleville High School Student Handbook and Steeleville High School Agriculture Program Student Handbook. It is expected that students wear appropriate attire (safety glasses, closed-toe shoes, protective clothing, etc.) during shop work. All students enrolled in Agricultural Mechanics & Technology will be required to keep an updated SAE (Supervised Agriculture Experience) and retain membership in the FFA organization. Students will be expected to arrive daily with a writing utensil, note pad and calculator.
Agricultural Mechanics and Technology is a course taught through a wide variety of teaching methods, but with a dominant focus through hands-on learning. Students will learn through class lecture, small group discussion, class debate, laboratory exercises, video, readings, independent study, games, individual and group projects, and more.
Students will be assessed through regular completion of homework, projects, class participation, laboratories, and Supervised Agriculture Experiences. Quizzes will assess students throughout each unit and a test will be given upon completion of each unit.
The grading procedure for this class will be out of 100%. The breakdown of percentiles can be seen below.
Quizzes 10% Participation 15%
Academic integrity is a vital component for individual success within Steeleville’s Agriculture Department. Plagiarism and cheating by any student will result in a zero for the grade of the assignment and will follow punishment described in the student handbooks.
A variety of text material will be given in this course. The primary text material will be MyCaert Agriculture Education State Curriculum readings. Text material will also include, but is not limited to, various textbook chapters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, Internet articles, news articles, and short narrative briefs.
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