Ag. Mechanics 1



Agriculture Mechanics I

Syllabus: Fall 2017


Teacher: Karen Cox Room: 308


Contact Information:

            School Phone: 919-242-3400 Ext: 2020

            Email address:


Times available for Parent Conference (by appointment only)


Tutoring: 7:15am by student request


Course Goals and Description:


Apply leadership in agricultural education.


Remember organizations related to the agricultural mechanics industry.


Apply parliamentary procedure and public speaking skills.


Understand skills needed for employment and careers in the agricultural mechanics industry.


Understand the use of records in the agricultural mechanics industry.


Understand the Supervised Agricultural Experience component of the agricultural mechanics program.


Understand methods of financial record keeping in an agricultural mechanics business.


Apply shop safety principles to work in an agricultural mechanics shop.


Understand OSHA safety rules, color coding, and personal and fire safety equipment and techniques in an agricultural mechanics shop.


Apply safe work practices when setting up, adjusting, using hand and power tools.


Apply construction principles in agricultural mechanics.


Understand the use of a builder's level, tripod, laser level and the 3-4-5 method to layout a building.


Apply drawings and symbols to develop a project plan and complete a bill of materials.


Understand the use of fasteners, hardware, and finishing materials in carpentry projects.


Understand framing terms to calculate and install floor, wall, and roofing materials.


Apply basics of layout and framing to construct and finish a shop project.


Apply electrical principles to calculate the cost of electricity needed in the agricultural mechanics setting.


Apply principles of electrical wiring to install branch circuits in a safe manner.


Apply principles of painting and preserving to finish wood and metal projects.


Understand principles and materials for constructing fences using various materials.


Apply principles of welding in the agricultural mechanics shop.


Understand principles for using arc welding equipment and materials for SMAW, GMAW and GTAW.


Apply welding skills to construct agricultural mechanics projects.

Required Materials/Clothes:

  1. 1 ½ inch binder
  2. Dividers
  3. Pencils and Pens
  4. Loose leaf paper
  5. Students are expected to work in the shop and wear appropriate shop clothes. A handout will be given with description of clothes/shoes that meet safety rules.


Possible Assignments:

  1. Quizzes
  2. Tests
  3. Assignments (Book, on-line, vocabulary)
  4. Notebook checks (to make sure student is preparing for exam)
  5. Projects


Grading Policy


  • All grades are counted equally except projects which will count 3 grades each.


  • A (90 - 100)

    B  (80 - 89)

    C (70 -79)

    D (60 - 69)

    F  ( 0 - 59)


  • Exam 20 percent
    • Performance exam is one half (10%): Portfolio of work/Notebook
    • CTE Post Assessment exam is one half (10%)


 *Students are required to take the CTE Post Assessment Exam (100 questions). 


             Final Average Computation


1st  9 weeks average = 40%                        

2nd 9 weeks average = 40%

Final Exam:               

       CTE Post Assessment = 10%

       Notebook/Portfolio     = 10%


Classroom Rules and Classroom Discipline


  1. Be in your seat when the bell rings.
  2. No food, drink, gum or candy.
  3. Do not sit on desks.
  4. Be respectful of others and their belongings.
  5. You cannot be in the shop or greenhouse without permission.
  6. You will be considered “skipping” if you are “out of area”.


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