Agricultural Mechanics I
Course Description: This course develops knowledge and technical skills in the broad field of agricultural machinery, equipment and structures. The primary purpose of this course is to prepare students to handle the day-to-day problems, accidents, and repairs needs they will encounter in their chosen agricultural career. Topics include agricultural mechanics safety, agricultural engineering career opportunities, hand/power tool use and selection, electrical wiring, basic metal working, basic agricultural construction skills related to concrete and carpentry, basic welding, and leadership development. Skills in physics, geometry, and algebra are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are agriscience projects, field trips, shadowing, and supervised agricultural experience. Supervised agricultural experience programs and FFA leadership activities are integral components of the course and provide many opportunities for practical application of instructional competencies.
A. Leadership Development
1. We will be able to explain the history of the FFA.
2. We will be able to conduct a business meeting.
B. Employability Skills
1. We will be able to identify careers related to agricultural mechanics.
2. We will be able to explore methods of keeping financial records.
C. Safe Work Practices
1. We will be able to explain safety aspects in a shop.
2. We will be able to explain color coding of a shop.
D. Agricultural Tools
1. We will be able to explain the uses of various hand tools.
2. We will be able to safely and properly use hand tools.
3. We will be able to safely use power tools.
We will be able to describe how to prepare and paint various surfaces.
Teacher: Mark Payne
School Phone and Extension: (704) 799-8555 ext. 353
Planning: 4th Block 1:20 – 3:30
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Grading Policy: Semester Grades:
Classwork/daily work 40%
VoCATs state test will count 25% of the overall score at the end of the semester
Common Formative Assessment Sept. 26
Predictive Assessment/Midterm Oct. 24
Common Formative Assessment Dec. 5
VoCATs Final Test Jan. 15
Progress Report Dates
Tardy Policy: Students are to be in their seat when the bell rings or they will be