Agricultural Welding and Fabrication (MISO3 – 01046)
Grades 10-12; 36 weeks; 1 credit
This course provides students in agriculture an opportunity to reinforce and extend understanding of applied mechanical applications. Students will be exposed to mechanical, electrical and thermal power that are associated with the field of agricultural welding. Applied activities develop and understanding and skill development in metal joining and fabrication processes. Instruction will prepare students to select, operate, repair, fabricate and maintain a variety of agricultural machinery and equipment. Processes covered may include: Oxyfuel Cutting/Heating/Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), Gas tungsten are welding (GTAW), air-carbon arc cutting, plasma arc cutting, safety and metal fabrication. In addition, record keeping, communication skills, employability and human relation skills will be covered. Leadership development and Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s) are also integral to this course.