Course Overview

Agricultural Mechanics I: Agricultural Mechanics I is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of agricultural mechanics. Students learn basic terminology used in the agricultural mechanics industry, safe work practices, agricultural tools, electric wiring, concrete, carpentry, paints and preservatives, and metal skills. Agricultural Mechanics I is a shop/laboratory oriented course that emphasizes basic knowledge and application of shop safety rules and proper uses of tools and materials. Principles of electricity and wiring, concrete, carpentry, paints, cold metal skills, oxyacetylene welding and cutting, and arc welding are learned. Skill and age-appropriate projects are constructed to give students opportunities to apply agricultural mechanics principles. Agricultural Mechanics I also include agricultural leadership and employability skills.

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Agricultural Mechanics II: In this course, the topics of instruction emphasized are non-metallic agricultural fabrication techniques, metal fabrication technology, safe tool and equipment use, human resource development, hot/cold metal working skills and technology, advanced welding and metal cutting skills, plumbing, concrete and masonry, agricultural power and advanced career exploration/decision making. English language arts, mathematics,
and science are reinforced.

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Horticulture I: This course provides instruction on the broad field of horticulture emphasizing scientific and technical knowledge for a career in horticulture. Topics in this course include plant anatomy, plant growth and development, plant nutrition, media selection, basic plant identification, pest management, innovative gardening techniques, customer relations, career opportunities, and leadership development. Skills in biology, chemistry, and algebra are reinforced in this course. Work‐based learning strategies appropriate for this course are agriscience projects, internships, 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.

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Horticulture II: This course focuses on instruction that expands scientific knowledge and skills to include more advanced scientific computations and communication skills needed in the horticulture industry. Topics include leadership and SAE, nursery structures, growing environments and maintenance, greenhouse plant production, management and marketing, bedding plant production, basic landscape design techniques and maintenance, turfgrass management, and floral design techniques. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, job shadowing, and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). FFA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. The prerequisite course(s) for this course is Horticulture I.

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