COURSE CODE: 8018

Agricultural Power Systems

SCED Code: 18402
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
CTSO: FFA
Non-Traditional?: F

Agricultural Power Systems prepares students for careers in agricultural machinery service. Areas of focus include engines; powertrains; and hydraulic, electrical, and fuel systems. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Notes

Competencies within this course ensure compliance with the National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act (Public Law 116-7). Through this legislation, students are provided opportunities for leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at cte@doe.virginia.gov.

Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agricultural Equipment Operator
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Manager
  • Agricultural Equipment Parts Sales Representative
  • Machinist
  • Parts Manager

Pathway Occupation
Design/Pre-Construction
  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Mechanical Engineer
Engineering and Technology
  • Engineer
Maintenance and Operations
  • Electrician
  • General Contractor

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Machine Setter, Operator
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Power Systems Engineer

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