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.
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.
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.
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%
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.
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