Hayfork High School

At Mountain Valley Unified School District we dedicate ourselves to providing a safe and encouraging learning environment that challenges ALL students to realize their potential for life-long learning, productive employment and active citizenship in the global community.

 

HAYFORK HS CONTACT:
Phone: (530) 628-4690
Website: http://www.mvusd.us/
Address: 231 Oak Ave, Hayfork, CA 96041

Agriculture
  • Beginning Welding

    Advisory:
    This is a dual enrolled course that allows students to earn both high school and college credits. Students are expected to be prepared for college level coursework.

    College Catalog Course Description:
    A beginning course designed for the student interested in acquiring basic welding skills to be used in a trade or service occupation. Emphasis is placed on oxyacetylene and arc welding in all positions.

    Course Objectives:
    Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
    1. Understand basic safety procedures related to agricultural mechanics, construction, and related technologies.
    2. To teach students the hazards and safe practices associated with electric arc welding, oxyacetylene cutting, and related tools and consumables, application of these safe practices during the course, and recognize how to safely cut and weld in a industry enviroment.
    3. To train students to set up and operate SMAW equipment, and to become proficient in all-positions welding using multiple types of electrodes.
    4. To train students to set up and operate oxyacetylene equipment, and to become proficient in cutting and beveling of steel.
    5. To introduce students to the equipment and operating principles of Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Brazing, and Soldering.
    6. To teach students the principles for selection of materials, procedures, and designs required for making successful welds and the mechanical and non-destructive methods of testing them.
    7. Learn basic joint designs, related welding terminology, and be introduced to blueprints.

    Student Learning Outcomes:
    1. Safe shop practices: The student will understand and demonstrate safe shop practices while working with hand tools and power equipment.
    2. Demonstrate the correct use of each machine through assigned exercises

    Course Content:
    The content is listed in the Course Outline available on CurricuNet at http://www.curricunet.com/shasta/. Welding students will study and practice basic welding principles involving shielded metal arc welding, oxyacetylene welding, and oxyacetylene cutting processes in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. Safe industry work practices will be taught with emphasis on eye and body protection. Basic units of measurement will be covered using technology and traditional equipment. This course will serve as an introduction to the welding field and additional course work will be necessary for students to become proficient with the welding processes.

    Grading Policies:
    In the agriculture classes grades will be on a point basis. All assignments will have a point value including homework, quizzes, tests, notebook, field trips, and work sheets. These scores will be added together for Term Grade.
    Quizzes: Approx. one each week.
    Tests: Approx. 1 each term and a semester final.
    Homework: Approx. 4 assignments per term.
    Handouts/Study Sheets: To be done in class and finished at home.
    Lab/Shopwork: Classes such as Ag Mechanics and Natural Resources will have a separate Lab score.
    % of Total Points:A = 100% to 90%, B = 89% to 80%, C = 79% to 70%,
    D = 69% to 60%, F = 59% to 0%

    Classroom Policies:
    Assignments with due dates known by the student prior to their absence are due on their return to school. Students should use a classmate (Study Buddy) to stay current while absent. That student should have notes and collect handouts for their “Buddy”.
    Attendance in class is important to receive the information covered and for students to participate in the discussions that arise. Students who do not attend class for the following reasons will receive a 1/4 grade point reduction on their semester grade for each of the following.
    * Each tardy over three per semester.
    * Each unexcused absence over 4 per semester.
    * Each truancy will result in ½ grade point reduction in the semester grade.

    College Policies:
    Students are expected to know and understand Shasta College policies on dropping classes, academic honesty, student conduct and disability services. Please refer to the Shasta College Catalog at www.shastacollege.edu/catalogschedule for more information.

    Textbooks and Materials:
    Modern Welding
    Althouse, Turnquist, Bowditch

  • Intro to Construction skills for Agriculture & Nat. Resources

    Advisory:
    This is a dual enrolled course that allows students to earn both high school and college credits. Students are expected to be prepared for college level coursework.

    College Catalog Course Description:
    This course covers the basic construction skills related to agriculture, natural resources, and environmental horticulture. Subjects covered will be design layout, carpentry, electrical, concrete work, and project construction.

    Course Objectives:
    Upon Completion of the course student will be able to:
    1. Describe in writing, precautions and hazards associated with tools and equipment on the job.
    2. Identify and use tools and equipment used in the environmental resource industry.
    3. Sharpen and recondition landscape tools.
    4. Draw simple construction sketches and read landscape plans.
    5. Estimate materials and costs from a set of landscape plans.
    6. Construct projects with concrete, wood, and metal.
    7. Prepare a project for painting, select paint, and finishing painting project.
    8. Demonstrate safe basic electrical wiring skills.

    Student Learning Outcomes:
    1. Safe shop practices: The student will understand and demonstrate safe shop practices while working with hand tools and power equipment.
    2. Project in wood or metal: The student will be able to plan, construct, and complete a project using woodworking and metal fabrication equipment.

    Course Content:
    The content is listed in the Course Outline available on CurricuNet at http://www.curricunet.com/shasta/. This course is designed to provide the students skills and knowledge of the construction industry. The student will have instruction and hands on experience in: safety, basics of surveying and GPS, Framing, concrete, pavers, electrical wiring and installation, interpreting blueprints. Emphasis will be placed on safety, development and interpretation of construction drawings, specifications for specific structures, materials selection, cost estimations, site preparation and construction techniques.

    Grading Policies:
    In the agriculture classes grades will be on a point basis. All assignments will have a point value including homework, quizzes, tests, notebook, field trips, and work sheets. These scores will be added together for Term Grade.
    Quizzes: Approx. one each week.
    Tests: Approx. 1 each term and a semester final.
    Homework: Approx. 4 assignments per term.
    Handouts/Study Sheets: To be done in class and finished at home.
    Lab/Shopwork: Classes such as Ag Mechanics and Natural Resources will have a separate Lab score.
    % of Total Points:A = 100% to 90%, B = 89% to 80%, C = 79% to 70%,
    D = 69% to 60%, F = 59% to 0%

    Classroom Policies:
    Assignments with due dates known by the student prior to their absence are due on their return to school. Students should use a classmate (Study Buddy) to stay current while absent. That student should have notes and collect handouts for their “Buddy”.
    Attendance in class is important to receive the information covered and for students to participate in the discussions that arise. Students who do not attend class for the following reasons will receive a 1/4 grade point reduction on their semester grade for each of the following.
    * Each tardy over three per semester.
    * Each unexcused absence over 4 per semester.
    * Each truancy will result in ½ grade point reduction in the semester grade.

    College Policies:
    Students are expected to know and understand Shasta College policies on dropping classes, academic honesty, student conduct and disability services. Please refer to the Shasta College Catalog at www.shastacollege.edu/catalogschedule for more information.

    Textbooks and Materials:
    Agricultural Mechanics fundamentals and applications
    4th edition Herren & Cooper

  • Agriculture Welding/Metal Fabrication

    Instructor: Morgan Rourke
    mdrourke@mvusd.us
    530-628-5261

    Length of Course: One Year

    Grade: 11-12

    Course Description:
    This course is intended for 3rd, and 4th-year students that have completed the Intro AG Mechanics Course. Priority in this class will be given to juniors and seniors that have completed the Intro Ag Mechanics Course and are in the Agricultural Career Path. This course will include a continuation of the students’ welding ability in Shielded Metal Arc Welding through the overhead position. Students that complete this will then continue with advanced welding skills in M.I.G. and T.I.G. They will also have the opportunity for metal project construction. Other topics will include oxy-fuel and plasma cutting.

    Course Objectives:
    Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
    1. Understand basic safety procedures related to agricultural mechanics, construction, and related technologies.
    2. To teach students the hazards and safe practices associated with electric arc welding, oxyacetylene cutting, and related tools and consumables, application of these safe practices during the course, and recognize how to safely cut and weld in an industry environment.
    3. To train students to set up and operate SMAW equipment, and to become proficient in all-positions welding using multiple types of electrodes.
    4. To train students to set up and operate oxyacetylene equipment, and to become proficient in cutting and beveling of steel.
    5. To introduce students to the equipment and operating principles of Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding.
    6. To teach students the principles for selection of materials, procedures, and designs required for making successful welds and the mechanical and non-destructive methods of testing them.
    7. Learn basic joint designs, related welding terminology, and be introduced to blueprints.
    8. Have an understanding of the welding industry in order to make further career choices.
    9. Be introduced to and practice proper units of measurement with the basic rule and tape.

    Course outline:
    1. Introduction – an overview of the welding industry.Careers will be explored and a possible field trip will be offered to upperclassmen interested in a career in the welding profession.
    2. SAFETY- all safety procedures will be covered for each piece if equipment. This is a very important component of the class and perfect scores will be required on all safety
    procedures. We have a large group of students and being careless and disrespectful of the metals shop will not be tolerated.
    3. Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Otherwise known as stick welding. Setup and procedures of equipment. Components of the equipment. Techniques of welding positions and correct positions of welding.
    4. Metal Inert Gas Welding (MIG) Otherwise know as wire feed welding. Setup and procedures of equipment. Components of the equipment. Aluminum welding using the MIG welder. Types of gas used in MIG welding.
    5. Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG). Setup and procedures of equipment. Components of the equipment. Aluminum welding using the TIG welder. Types of gas used in TIG welding.
    6. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GAW). Setup and procedures of equipment. Proper start up of the oxygen and acetylene tanks. Components of the equipment. Techniques of welding positions and correct positions of welding.
    7. Oxy-Fuel. Proper use and startup procedures of the oxygen and acetylene tanks. Comparisons in correct and incorrect flames used in cutting.
    8. Plasma Cutting. Proper use and startup procedures. Differences in using plasma cutting compared with torch cutting.

  • Advanced Agriculture Mechanics/Welding

    Length of Course: One Year

    Grade: 10-12

    Course Description:
    Agricultural Mechanics allows the student to develop fundamentals of mechanical processes as they relate to the areas of agricultural mechanics. Areas to be explored include tool sharpening, plumbing, wood and metal working, arc welding processes, oxy-fuel processes (welding, brazing, cutting), hot and cold metal working, electricity, construction and building materials, sketching, drawing, surveying, using plans for construction and using GPS to collect data. An emphasis will be placed on the development of orderly and safe lab procedures for many practical skills that will be developed.

    Course Objectives:
    Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
    1. Understand basic safety procedures related to agricultural mechanics, construction, and related technologies.
    2. Recognize basic terms and principals related to machines, force, work, power, and electricity (e.g., volts, amperes, watts) as they apply to agriculture.
    3. Identify and use personal safety equipment, and identify hazards and safety needs in the home and workplace.
    4. Demonstrate knowledge of the safe and proper operation of agricultural tools, machinery and equipment.
    5. Understand basic principles and techniques for planning and constructing agricultural structures and enclosures.
    6. Know the design, components and basic principles of operation of electric circuits.
    7. Demonstrate knowledge of basic wiring procedures used in agriculture.
    8. Demonstrate knowledge of basic construction of wood projects.
    9. Apply knowledge of basic procedures for planning construction of agricultural structures and enclosures (e.g., locating sites, drawing plans, estimating materials and costs).
    10. Apply knowledge of basic construction skills (e.g., carpentry, masonry, painting and metal building construction) used to build agricultural structures.
    11. Apply knowledge of basic plumbing methods, tools and materials.
    12. To teach students the hazards and safe practices associated with electric arc welding, oxyacetylene cutting, and related tools and consumables, application of these safe practices during the course, and recognize how to safely cut and weld in a industry environment.
    13. To train students to set up and operate SMAW equipment, and to become proficient in all-positions welding using multiple types of electrodes.
    14. To train students to set up and operate oxyacetylene equipment, and to become proficient in cutting and beveling of steel.

    Major Topics:
    1. Using the Agricultural Mechanics Shop Safely
    2. Hand Woodworking
    3. Power Tools in the Agricultural Mechanics Shop
    4. Project Planning
    5. Painting
    6. Electricity and Electronics
    7. Plumbing
    8. Concrete Masonry
    9. Agricultural Structures (Metal and Wood)
    10. Irrigation Systems
    11. Gas Welding
    Electric Arc Welding