Introduction to Power, Structural, and Technical Systems (8016/36 weeks) Course Description
|Suggested Grade Levels:||9–12|
This introductory course prepares students for careers in agricultural mechanics, fabrication, and construction. Students receive hands-on experience with the operation, maintenance, and repair of agricultural equipment. Other experiences will include the use of tools and equipment for agricultural structures, electricity, welding, and carpentry.
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
- Plant Systems
- Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Engineering and Technology
Upon completion of the course
- Agricultural Systems Technology I Examination
- Agriculture Mechanics Assessment
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Examination
- EETC Technician Certification Tests
- Master Service Technician Examinations
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Power Equipment Technology Examination
- Small Engine Technology Assessment
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
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.