|(a) General requirements. This course is recommended
for students in Grades 11 and 12. Recommended prerequisite: Agricultural
Mechanics and Metal Technologies. Students shall be awarded one credit
for successful completion of this course.
(1) Career and technical education instruction provides
content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical
knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed
in current or emerging professions.
(2) The Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career
Cluster focuses on the production, processing, marketing, distribution,
financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources,
including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture,
and other plant and animal products/resources.
(3) In Agricultural Structures Design and Fabrication,
students will explore career opportunities, entry requirements, and
industry expectations. To prepare for careers in mechanized agriculture
and technical systems, students must attain knowledge and skills related
to agricultural structures design and fabrication. To prepare for
success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and
transfer their academic knowledge and technical skills in a variety
(4) Students are encouraged to participate in extended
learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations
and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.
(5) Statements that contain the word "including" reference
content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such
as" are intended as possible illustrative examples.
(c) Knowledge and skills.
(1) The student demonstrates professional standards/employability
skills as required by business and industry. The student is expected
(A) identify career development and entrepreneurship
opportunities in the field of mechanized agriculture;
(B) apply competencies related to resources, information,
interpersonal skills, and systems of operation of mechanized agriculture;
(C) research licensing, certification, and credentialing
(D) demonstrate knowledge of personal and occupational
health and safety practices in the workplace;
(E) identify employer expectations and appropriate
work habits; and
(F) demonstrate characteristics of good citizenship,
including advocacy, stewardship, and community leadership.
(2) The student develops a supervised agriculture experience
program. The student is expected to:
(A) plan, propose, conduct, document, and evaluate
a supervised agriculture experience program as an experiential learning
(B) apply proper record-keeping skills as they relate
to the supervised agriculture experience;
(C) participate in youth leadership opportunities to
create a well-rounded experience program; and
(D) produce and participate in a local program of activities
using a strategic planning process.
(3) The student demonstrates principles of facilities
design and fabrication related to agricultural structures. The student
is expected to:
(A) develop building plans;
(B) select site and locate agricultural building placement;
(C) estimate materials and costs needed for construction
with an emphasis on renewable and eco-friendly materials;
(D) select appropriate environmental control systems
with a special emphasis on green technology; and
(E) use computer-aided design software as appropriate.
(4) The student explores the different types of power
systems used in agricultural structures. The student is expected to:
(A) define the terms and principles of electricity;
(B) estimate electrical needs and loads;
(C) plan installations using local codes and National
Electric Code guidelines;
(D) demonstrate the use of various meters;
(E) select circuit wiring materials and supplies;
(F) demonstrate electrical systems repair; and
(G) explore alternative power systems, including solar,
wind, and biomass.
(5) The student constructs agricultural structures
using appropriate technology. The student is expected to:
(A) demonstrate appropriate use of surveying equipment;
(B) demonstrate and apply Geographic Information System
(GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) principles;
(C) reinforce, place, finish, and cure concrete;
(D) plan, establish, and maintain water-management
(E) identify non-traditional structural building techniques,
including industry trends that are eco-friendly;
(F) discuss the use of masonry and drywall construction;
(G) install doors, windows, and roofing materials;
(H) install plumbing equipment and fixtures to comply
with governmental regulations and applicable codes.
(6) The student demonstrates metal construction techniques
related to agricultural design and fabrication of structures. The
student is expected to:
(A) explain the operations of safe oxy-fuel cutting;
(B) demonstrate safe electrical welding.