# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Agricultural Power Systems Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Agricultural Power Systems (8018/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8018
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–12

Agricultural Power Systems prepares students for careers in agricultural machinery service. Areas of focus include engines, powertrains, and hydraulic, electrical, and fuel systems. Precision measurement, leadership, and career skills will be emphasized.

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    • Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Architecture and Construction
    • Design/Pre-Construction
    • Maintenance and Operations
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course


Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.