SRJC Course Outlines

5/26/2022 9:50:00 AMAGMEC 51 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AGMEC 51Title:  AGRIC MECHANICS 1  
Full Title:  Agriculture Mechanics 1
Last Reviewed:4/19/2004

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled2.0015 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR1.50 Contact DHR26.25
 Contact Total5.50 Contact Total96.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 166.25 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 85.1

Catalog Description:
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Basic skills course that includes leveling, land measurement practices, and blueprint reading for agriculture; tool identification and maintenance; plumbing; woodwork; sheet metal layout; electrical wiring; ropework.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Basic skills course that includes leveling, land measurement practices, and blueprint reading for agriculture; tool identification and maintenance; plumbing; woodwork; sheet metal layout; electrical wiring; ropework.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Student will:
1.  Demonstrate the ability to use equipment for differential leveling,
   profile leveling, and contour mapping.
2.  Identify and maintain tools used for the subject areas of the course.
3.  Demonstrate the ability to plumb water systems using steel, copper,
   and plastic pipe.
4.  Demonstrate skills needed for fabrication using lumber.
5.  Demonstrate skills needed to layout and fabricate sheet metal items.
6.  Demonstrate the ability to electrically wire a service entrance panel
   for 110 volt and 220 volt service and complete a variety of electrical
   circuits.
7.  Demonstrate the ability to make common knots, hitches, and splices.
8.  Demonstrate the ability to read a blueprint.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Farm construction work
   a.  Measuring, marking
   b.  Hand tools - their care, proper use and operation
   c.  Power tools - how to operate, adjust, and repair
   d.  Surveying, squaring and leveling tools
   e.  Safety rules and considerations
2.  Wood work
   a.  Use and care of tools and machines used in wood working
   b.  Selection and characteristics of different woods
3.  Sheet metal
   a.  Layout
   b.  Cutting and bending
   c.  Operation and care of sheet metal tools
4.  Plumbing
   a.  Operation and care of plumbing tools
   b.  Types of fittings
   c.  Layout and measuring
5.  Construction materials
   a.  Properties of metals, woods, etc.
   b.  Figuring bills of material
   c.  Fasteners of all types
6.  Blueprints
   a.  Reading blueprints
7.  Electrical
   a.  Splices and connections
   b.  Lighting circuit, receptacle circuits
   c.  Safety with electricity
   d.  Service entrance panels
   e.  110 volt and 220 volt circuits
8.  Rope work
   a.  Knots
   b.  Hitches
   c.  Slpices

Assignments:
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  Tool identification, reports, and lab participation.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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ILLUSTRATED TOOL MANUAL, Second Edition, 1999
BASIC ELECTRICAL WIRING, Duncan & Wren, 7th Edition, 1999.
LEVELING AND LAND MEASUREMENT PRACTICES FOR AGRICULTURE, Jacobs & Mattox,
1990.

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