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Machinery and Equipment

This curriculum is designed to be flexible based on the student’s interests and needs. There are no prerequisites. All students will need to take the safety courses that introduce MSDS Safety Sheets, procedures for accident / injury and understand, obey and follow all safety equipment guidelines. The instructor may assess the student to determine appropriate placement. Students may focus on one or several projects simultaneously. The projects are listed below and also include basic physics principals. The Internet, E-mail, and Employment Prep Activities are also available.

Machinery Lab

Farm Machines

Examines crop machines, cultivators, harvesters, sprayers and orchard / vineyard machinery.

No certificates are given for Farm Machinery - Employers will require their own experience or employment history.

Equipment Maintenance

This section is designed to teach a student about fuels, oils, coolants, diesel cold starting, diesel saving tips, winterizing and general season maintenance.

No certificates are given for Equipment Maintenance. - Employers will require their own experience or employment history.

Small Engines

An introduction to the basic components, theory, math and the hands-on opportunities of small engine repair and troubleshooting. Course includes small engine care, theory, hard starts, rebuilds and mountings.

No certificates are given for Small Engines - Employers will require their own experience or employment history.

Landscaping Equipment

An introduction to lawnmowers, gardening equipment, shredders, mulchers, planters and greenhouse machinery. Course includes information on suppliers for parts, components and catalog contacts.

No certificates are given for Landscaping Equipment - Employers will require their own experience or employment history.

Irrigation Equipment

This section is designed to introduce students to the many features, purposes, and uses of cropland irrigation. This teaches basic pumps, transmission, theory and components of irrigation, as well as an introduction to the skills required for servicing and maintaining pumping equipment.

No certificates are given for farm Irrigation Equipment - Employers will require their own experience or employment history.

Other Farm Equipment

Students learn about tractors, trucks, trailers, skidsteers, forklifts, material handling equipment etc.

Small Engines

An introduction to the basic components, theory, math and the hands-on opportunities of small engine repair and troubleshooting. Course includes small engine care, theory, hard starts, rebuilds and mountings.

No certificates are given for small engine repair - Employers will require their own experience or employment history.

Sewing, Stitching and Stapling Machines

This section uses the older singer 201 to demonstrate the principals of operaton and troubleshooting a wide variety of sewers, stitchers and staplers used in the farming community.

No certificates are given for Sewing, Stitching and Stapling Machines. - Employers will require their own experience or employment history.

Other Useful Courses

NOTE: The sections below are informational based ONLY. These courses are of the "Industrial Arts" nature and students must enroll in specific trade schools that cover these disciplines.

Beginning Machine Shop

This section is designed to expand student’s knowledge in the many features and purposes of machining shops that use lathes, milling machines, drill presses and test equipment. The section is designed to teach students some of the diagnosis and repair techniques for refurbishing steel components and one-of-a-kind parts. Working with repairable equipment from other students and working on the bench in real time with shop equipment and software, repair tasks are among the skills to be mastered in this course. Customer relations and money management are also covered.

Beginning Welding

Students will have access and hands on experience with identifying metals, basic metallurgy, welder types and uses, welding materials and safety equipment.

Diesel Engines / Heavy Equipment

Students will have access and hands on experience with serviceing and repairing heavy equipment, trucks, construction and large farm harvesting equipment.