Honors Agriculture Mechanics 1

HONORS AGRICULTURE MECHANICS 1:  Introduction to Agriculture Mechanics

CREDITS:     1      COURSE LENGTH:  18 weeks

Course Offered Every Year    CAN BE PREREQUISITE FOR OTHER AG MECH CLASSES.

Course Description:

This advanced first year Agriculture Education Mechanics course will provide students with a more thorough overview of agriculture mechanics than Ag Mech 1.  Topics to be covered include areas of agriculture mechanics related to repair, construction and maintenance.

Honors Ag Mechanics 1 will combine practical hands on experience in agriculture mechanics with an emphasis on advanced skill development.   Students will be expected to do skill development above the level taught in Ag Mech 1.  Students DO NOT need to live on a farm to elect this class.

The student will receive instruction in shop safety, tools and hardware identification, tool fitting and sharpening, tool use and maintenance, simple metal and wood work, basic electrical wiring, gas welding, an introduction to electric arc welding and tractor driving safety.  All students will master the use of materials, tools and processes of agriculture mechanics that are applicable to this course.

Students who successfully pass this Honors Ag Mech 1 class will be asked to serve as Teacher Assistants (TA’s) in future Agriculture Education electives.