Junior High Agricultural Mechanics
This course is designed to give students specialized classroom work and experiences in Agricultural Mechanics and fabrication. This includes hands-on application and fabrication in proper shop safety, measurement, surveying, tool identification, electrical, plumbing, woodworking. These applications and methods in mechanics lead into any future experiences in the advanced shop classes. Students will learn the basics of mechanic fundamentals and develop vocational talents
Agricultural Mechanics 1
Ag Mechanics I is a course designed to provide individualized instruction to students developing basic shop skills needed in today’s world. Specific areas of instruction for the 1st semester include: shop & personal safety, tool identification, shop management, measurement & shop math, woodworking and carpentry skills, painting, project planning and drawing for proposed project and wood project construction. The second semester will include: woodworking, metal work, residential electrical wiring, rope work, plumbing, concrete & masonry work, basic tool repair, and introduction to arc welding. The development of leadership and employability skills are emphasized throughout the course. FFA will be integrated into the curriculum.
Agricultural Mechanics 2
Agricultural Mechanics II is a course designed to provide individual instruction to students in developing welding and fabrication skills in Oxy-Fuel welding and cutting, Arc Welding, and MIG welding. Students will develop skills in welding flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. The class will also devote a great percentage of classroom and shop time (2nd semester) introducing students to Small Engines. Students will be exposed to various aspects of small engine tools, equipment, and repair applications. All students enrolled will continue their membership in the FFA, keep record books and either begin or continue an on-going SAE project(s).
Agricultural Mechanics 3
Agricultural Mechanics III is a course designed to apply and enhance the practical knowledge and skills learned during the previous two years of agricultural mechanic’s instruction. The course is developed to improve students’ skills in the areas of: Shop and Personal Safety, Measurement, Tool and Equipment Operation and Maintenance, Welding (Oxy-Fuel, SMAW, GMAW & FCAW), and Cutting (Oxy-Fuel and Plasma Arc). The course will also devote a great percentage of classroom and shop time introducing students to Project Design and Layout, Project Sketches and Working Drawings, Cut Lists, Bill of Materials and Project Planning. All students will have the opportunity to design and fabricate smaller project(s) of their own. All students enrolled will continue their membership in the FFA, keep record books and either begin or continue an on-going SAE projects(s). Students are encouraged to exhibit any constructed, repaired or restored projects at the local county fair and the California State fair.
Agricultural Mechanics 4
Agricultural Mechanics IV is a course designed to train advanced students for entry-level positions in Metal Fabrication, Specialty Welding Shops and Post-Secondary Agricultural Mechanics, Welding Technology & Industrial Technology Educational Programs. This course applies the practical knowledge and skills learned during the previous three years of agricultural mechanic’s instruction. The course devotes a high percentage of classroom and shop time in preparing student portfolios including resumes, letter of applications, working drawings, bill of materials, work samples, letters of recommendations(s) and the construction or fabrication of student projects. The course will develop advanced skills in the areas of Welding, (Oxy-Fuel, SMAW, GMAW, FCAW & TMAW), Cutting (Oxy- fuel and Plasma Arc), Metal Working, Measurement, Tool and Equipment Use, Equipment Maintenance and Repair, Equipment Troubleshooting, Project Design & Fabrication, Trailer Electrical, Painting, Record Keeping and Shop Management. The majority of advanced shop skills will be taught on an individual basis on student projects. All students enrolled will continue their membership in the FFA, keep record books and continue with their SAE project(s). Students are encouraged to exhibit any constructed, repaired, or restored projects at the local county fair and the California State fair.
This course is designed to give students specialized shop work and experiences in Agricultural Welding and Fabrication. This includes welding and shop safety, measurement, shop math, proper techniques in Oxy-Fuel welding, brazing, heating, and cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), beginning Tungsten Metal Arc Welding (TMAW), and Plasma Arc Cutting. Students will learn proper welding, joint design and out of position welding. This course allows students the opportunity to gain experience in welding, receive certification in welding and small project design and fabrication.