Equipment Operations & Management
EQUIPMENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
Quarter Course (1 unit)
Today’s modern agriculture needs power equipment to function efficiently. This course is designed to teach students how to safely operate and maintain equipment commonly used in the agricultural and turf industries: such as farm and utility tractors, allterrain vehicles and utility vehicles; lawn and turf equipment; skid loaders and earth moving equipment; hay and forage equipment; tillage and plowing equipment. Other equipment that will be studied will include small 2-cycle power equipment such as chainsaws and string trimmers. Hands on activities maintaining gasoline, diesel and electrical power units will be utilized. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with agricultural power units; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant agricultural school-to-work experience program; and participating in FFA activities.
$25 - agricultural activity fee is utilized which covers FFA activities and awards, a tee shirt and some class equipment