Agricultural Mechanics Curriculum

Materials here were developed with a grant from the Oregon FFA.   The materials are designed to integrate into the classroom and to train agricultural mechanics CDE teams.  Please read the introduction and use before downloading.  Videos are large files and can be downloaded for local use.   For online use it is recommended that teachers upload to a streaming service like YouTube. 

Introduction and Use of the Curriculum (Word) | OATA Presentation (PPT, 10/14/2022)

Surveying | Electricity | Machinery

Surveying

Units

Complete Unit Plan

Topic

Time (hours)

PPT

Assessment

Activity

Video

Resources

1.       Surveying Introduction

.5

X

2.       Surveying Tools

.5

X

X

3.       Pacing

2

X

X

Problems

4.       Right Triangle Layout

3

X

X

5.       Area (volume) Measurement

2

X

X

Problems

6.       Level Setup

2

X

X

X(3)

7.       Rod Reading

.5

X

X(2)

8.       Setting Grade

3

X

X

 

9.       Differential Leveling

4

X

X

 

Excel “book”, Problems

10.     Topographic Mapping

4

X

X

Total

22

X

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Videos (5, 25 min)

(Large files in MP4 format.)

Survey Instrument Setup  (290MB, 10 min)
Setup of 4 Screw Level (370 MB, 3 min)
Setup and Reading a Laser Level (432 MB, 4 min)
Reading a Builder's Rod (21 MB, 4 min )
Reading a Philadelphia Rod (25 MB, 4 min)

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Electricity

Units

Complete Unit Plan

Topic

Time (hours)

PPT

Assessment

Activity

Video

Resources

1.       Introduction

2

x

X

2.       Electrical Tool and Materials ID

2

x

Quiz

3.       Safety Practices

1

x

Safety Test

4.       Wiring basics

1

X (4)

5.       Circuits

2

x

X Quiz

X

Project Boards, Tester, Circuits

6.       Panels and Branch Circuits

1

X

X

7.       DC Applications

1

X

Multi-meter

8.       Motors

2

X

9.       Electrical Plan Reading

1

X

X

Total

13

Unit Test

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Videos (10, 81 min)

(Large files in MP4 format.)

Wiring Screw Terminals (55 MB, 2 min)
Use of Wire Nuts (58 MB, 2 min)
240V 20A 2 conductor Receptacle (101 MB, 3 min)
240V 30A 3 conductor Receptacle  (581 MB, 15 min)
Grounding (168 MB, 5 min)
Wiring scenario #1 Tools and Materials (for teachers, 148 MB, 4 min)
Wiring scenario #1 (Lamp, switch, DR) (1019 MB, 24 min)
3 way switch (366 MB, 12 min)
Panel Wiring (380 MB, 10 min)
Tools and Wiring Boards (for teachers, 150 MB, 4 min)

 

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Machinery

Units

Complete Unit Plan

Topic

Time (hours)

PPT

Assessment

Activity

Video

Resources

1.     Introduction

.5

X

 

 

 

X

2.    Tractor Safety

2

X

X

 

 

X

3.    Agriculture Tractors

1.5

X

X

 

 

X

4.    Pre-Operation Check

1.5

X

X

X

 X

X

5.    Tractor Hitching

1.5

X

X

X

 X

X

6.0  Tractor Power Systems

1

X

X

X

 

X

6.1  Hydraulics

1

X

X

X

 X

 

7.0  Tillage ID

.5

X

 

 

 

 

7.1  Tillage Principles

1.5

X

X

 

 

X

8.0  Sprayer ID

2

X

 

 

 

 

8.1  Sprayer Calibration

.5

X

X

X

 

X

9.1  Planter and Seeder ID

.5

X

X

X

 X

X

9.2  Hay Equipment ID

.5

X

X

X

 

X

9.3  Grain Drill Parts ID

.5

X

X

X

 

X

10.  Precision Agriculture

1

X

 

 

 

X

       Total

16.5

16

9

11

 

4

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Videos (8, 52 min)

(Large files in MP4 format. )

3 pt Hitching (274 MB, 7 min)
Battery Jumping (218 MB, 5 min)
Pre-start Checks (298 MB, 7 min)
Repair Manual (68 MB, 7 min)
Remote Hyd Hook Up (138 MB, 4 min)
Owner's Manual - Rake (96 MB, 8 min)
Owner's Manual - Tractor (78 MB, 7 Min)
Seeder Calibration (233 MB, 6 min)
 

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Materials developed by:

Mike Spiess, CSU, Chico
Dick Piersma, Hilmar High School
John Williams, CSU, Fresno
Tommy Henderson, CSU, Chico
Chris McKenna, CSU, Fresno

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