|(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 Equipment Design and Fabrication,
students will acquire knowledge and skills related to the design and
fabrication of agricultural equipment. To prepare for careers in mechanized
agriculture and technical systems, students must attain knowledge
and skills related to agricultural equipment design and fabrication.
To prepare for success, students reinforce, apply, and transfer their
academic knowledge and technical skills in a variety of settings.
(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 design and
fabrication related to agricultural machinery and equipment. The student
is expected to:
(A) develop project construction plans;
(B) select appropriate construction and finish materials
for different types of agricultural equipment;
(C) estimate materials and costs needed for construction
with an emphasis on renewable and eco-friendly materials;
(D) construct one or more agricultural equipment projects
using measuring and mechanical skills;
(E) integrate a logical order of operations into the
construction of an agricultural equipment project; and
(F) use computer-aided design software.
(4) The student plans, constructs, and maintains fences,
corrals, and other agricultural enclosures. The student is expected
(A) select site and locate enclosures;
(B) estimate materials and building costs; and
(C) define appropriate construction methods that are
friendly to the environment.
(5) The student demonstrates construction techniques
related to design and fabrication of agricultural equipment. The student
is expected to:
(A) operate oxy-fuel and plasma cutting equipment safely;
(B) proficiently demonstrate safe electrical welding;
(C) use hand and power tools safely in the construction
and repair of agricultural equipment.
(6) The student demonstrates knowledge of laws and
regulations related to the construction, design and fabrication of
agricultural equipment. The student is expected to:
(A) incorporate industry standards developed by entities
such as American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Society
of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), or Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) into the construction of agricultural equipment;
(B) design and build equipment in compliance with state
and federal laws enforced by agencies such as the U.S. Department
of Transportation (DOT).