|(a) General requirements. This course is recommended
for students in Grades 10-12. Recommended prerequisite: Principles
of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. 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) Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies is
designed to develop an understanding of agricultural mechanics as
it relates to safety and skills in tool operation, electrical wiring,
plumbing, carpentry, fencing, concrete, and metal working techniques.
To prepare for careers in agricultural power, structural, and technical
systems, students must attain academic skills and knowledge; acquire
technical knowledge and skills related to power, structural, and technical
agricultural systems and the industry; and develop knowledge and skills
regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, industry certifications,
and industry expectations. To prepare for success, students need opportunities
to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer knowledge and skills and
technologies 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 power, structural, and technical agricultural
(B) apply competencies related to resources, information,
interpersonal skills, problem solving, critical thinking, and systems
of operation of power, structural, and technical agricultural systems;
(C) examine licensing, certification, and credentialing
requirements to maintain compliance with industry requirements;
(D) demonstrate knowledge of personal and occupational
health, safety, and first-aid practices in the industry;
(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 follows operating instructions for
tools and equipment to perform a given task. The student is expected
(A) select, use, maintain, and store appropriate hand
tools to perform a given task;
(B) select, use, maintain, and store appropriate power
equipment such as tools powered by electric, pneumatic, and internal
combustion engines; and
(C) select and use measuring and marking devices.
(4) The student identifies and performs electric wiring
skills. The student is expected to:
(A) identify principles of electricity and wiring terminology;
(B) install electric wiring components and fixtures
to comply with governmental regulations and applicable codes; and
(C) maintain electric motors.
(5) The student performs plumbing skills. The student
is expected to:
(A) identify and use plumbing tools; and
(B) identify plumbing fixtures.
(6) The student performs concrete construction skills.
The student is expected to:
(A) project cost estimates for materials; and
(B) form and pour concrete slabs.
(7) The student performs carpentry skills. The student
is expected to:
(A) identify materials used in agricultural construction;
(B) identify elements of a cost estimate and prepare
a bid package for a planned project;
(C) demonstrate basic carpentry skills; and
(D) paint and protect a project with coatings.
(8) The student identifies fencing methods. The student
is expected to:
(A) select fencing materials; and
(B) plan and install fences.
(9) The student performs appropriate cold and hot metal
techniques. The student is expected to:
(A) identify types of metal;
(B) cut, file, shape, and drill metal;
(C) select and operate oxy-fuel welding and cutting
equipment to meet standards;
(D) select and operate electric-arc welding equipment
to meet standards; and
(E) perform specialty welding and cutting techniques
to meet standards.
(10) The student applies processes relating to assembly
of equipment in agricultural systems operations. The student is expected
(A) select, use, and maintain appropriate tools, equipment,
and facilities; and
(B) identify and determine properties, types, and uses
(11) The student plans and performs cost-effective
construction techniques. The student is expected to:
(A) analyze site, equipment, and permit requirements;
(B) operate computer-aided drafting design software;
(C) develop, read, and interpret designs and sketches;
(D) estimate material needs and costs;
(E) measure, mark, and cut material; and
(F) perform specialized nonmetallic fabrication techniques.