Agricultural Mechanics I Course Overview

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 day-to-day problems and repair 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 metalworking, basic leadership development.  English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, job shadowing, and supervised agricultural experience.  FFA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. 

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