Prerequisites: Agricultural Mechanics & Technology
Agricultural Mechanics & Technology expands students’ knowledge and experiences with past and current technologies used in the agricultural and mechanical industry. Course clusters include Land Management, Global Position Systems, Geographic Information Technology, Remote Sensing Technology, Electrical Motors, Hydraulics, Metal Fabrication, and Agriculture Power Systems. 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 agricultural mechanics and technologies.
Unit I: FFA Opportunities and Supervised Agricultural Experiences
Unit II: Mechanical Systems and Technology
Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems
Unit III: Land Measurement
Unit IV: Soil and Environmental Systems
Unit V: Technology Systems
Unit VI: Electrical Motors & Controls
Unit VII: Sources of Power
Unit VIII: Metal Fabrication
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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