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Agricultural Education
Ag Structures
This is a one-credit course that develops knowledge and skill in planning, constructing, and maintaining agricultural structures. Content includes the kinds and importance of structures; personal and occupational safety; sketching, drawing, and plan reading; selection, use, and maintenance of hand and power tools; laying out structures; placing and finishing concrete and masonry units; lumber and other wood building materials, including fasteners and hardware; using metal and plastics in structures; framing agricultural buildings; installing plumbing and electrical systems; roofing and ventilation systems; and applying paint and other coatings. FFA and supervised experience will be included as appropriate.
Kurt Murray
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Introduction to Agriscience

Unit AST1: Structures in the
agricultural industry (7 hours)

Benchmark AST1-1: Students will name and
describe the kinds of structures used in agriculture, horticulture, and

Benchmark AST1-2: Students will list
and explain the general requirements of structures in the agricultural

Benchmark AST1-3: Students will apply
mathematics and physical science with agricultural structures, including
geometry, measurements, and materials calculations.

Unit AST2: Career entry and advancement
in agricultural structures work (8 hours)

Benchmark AST2-1: Students will
identify occupations in agricultural structures work and list competencies
needed for occupational entry and advancement.

Benchmark AST2-2: Students will name
and describe important personal skills for success in agricultural structures

Unit AST3: Personal and occupational
safety in agricultural structures (5 hours)

Benchmark AST3-1: Students will assess
personal and occupational safety situations in agricultural structures work and
choose appropriate safety practices.

Benchmark AST3-2: Students will
properly select, use, and maintain personal protective equipment in
agricultural structures work.

Benchmark AST3-3: Students will
demonstrate proper selection and use of hand tools used in agricultural
structures work.

Benchmark AST3-4: Students will
demonstrate appropriate operation and safety skills with power tools used in
agricultural structures work.

Unit AST4: Planning agricultural
structures (9 hours)

Benchmark AST4-1: Students will name
the kinds of plans used with agricultural structures, including sketches, mechanical
drawings, plans and blueprints, and assembly drawings, and explain the major
use of each.

Benchmark AST4-2: Students will explain
the meaning and use of materials lists.

Benchmark AST4-3: Students will
demonstrate how plans are prepared and prepare a plan for a simple construction

Benchmark AST4-4: Students will
interpret and use plans in building an agricultural project or structure.

Benchmark AST4-5: Students will use
plans to prepare cost estimates for projects.

Unit AST5: Structure layout and design
(13 hours)

Benchmark AST5-1: Student will
demonstrate the use of survey and laser equipment to study a site and layout a

Benchmark AST5-2: Students will
demonstrate how to layout the foundation of a building and install batter

Benchmark AST5-3: Students will
demonstrate use of the triangle method to square the layout of a foundation.

Unit AST6: Foundations, framing, and
roofing (28 hours)

Benchmark AST6-1: Students will explain
the kinds of foundations and demonstrate how to install a foundation.

Benchmark AST6-2: Students will
demonstrate construction skills in the wood framing of a building, including
stud and pole structures.

Benchmark AST6-3: Students will
identify and demonstrate the use of fasteners and hardware.

Benchmark AST6-4: Students will
demonstrate the layout, cutting, and installation of rafters and associated
structures, such as ridge poles.

Benchmark AST6-5 Students will
demonstrate the attachment of decking and sheathing to the frame of a building.

Benchmark APT6-6: Students will
demonstrate the installation of metal and asphalt roofing.

Benchmark APT6-7: Students will explain
the importance and demonstrate the use of insulation in structures.

Unit AST7: Concrete technology (12

Benchmark ASPT7-1: Students will
explain the meaning and composition of concrete.

Benchmark AST7-2: Students will
calculate the amount of concrete needed for a job.

Benchmark AST7-3: Students will
demonstrate the preparation of concrete for a small job.

Benchmark AST7-4: Students will
demonstrate the construction of forms for concrete, including appropriate

Benchmark AST7-5: Students will
demonstrate the placing, finishing, and curing of concrete.

Unit AST8: Electricity and electrical
wiring (15 hours)

Benchmark AST8-1: Students will explain
the kinds of electricity and indicate uses of each.

Benchmark AST8-2: Students will
identify the differences between single-phase and 3-phase electricity and
describe the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Benchmark AST8-3: Students will
identify kinds of electrical wire and devices used in wiring.

Benchmark AST8-4: Students will
demonstrate the construction of splices and use of connectors.

Benchmark AST8-5: Students will
demonstrate the installation of electrical service panels and circuits.

Unit AST9: Plumbing (12 hours)

Benchmark AST9-1: Students will list
and explain the kinds of plumbing systems.

Benchmark AST9-2: Students will explain
the design of water supply and wastewater systems in a structure.

Benchmark AST9-3: Students will
identify plumbing fixtures and pipes and describe the use of each.

Benchmark AST9-4: Students will
demonstrate the installation of plastics, steel, iron, and copper plumbing

Unit AST10: Coatings (7 hours)

Benchmark AST10-1: Students will
describe the kinds and use of coatings.

Benchmark AST10-2: Students will
demonstrate the selection and application of paint for a specific job.

Unit AST11: Agricultural education (7

Benchmark APT11-1: Students will manage
appropriate supervised experience in agricultural structures.

APT11-2: Students will identify opportunities for participation and advancement
in the FFA related to agricultural structures.

Agricultural Power & Technology: Small Gas Engine Technician - CTTC

Agricultural Power & Technology: Welding Technician - CTTC

Construction Trainee - CTTC

Core: Introductory Craft Skills - NCCER

Building Maintenance Technology: Carpentry - CTTC

Building and Construction Occupations:
Carpentry - NOCTI


Agricultural Structures and Systems - CEV Multimedia

Welding Tactics - CEV Multimedia

Planning Effective Construction - CEV Multimedia

Electricity, Plumbing, and HVAC - CEV Multimedia

Building Construction - CEV Multimedia

Power Engines and Maintenance - CEV Multimedia

Agricultural Mechanics Shop Projects, Ohio State University, Curriculum Materials Service.

Construction Technology, nccer Contren Learning Series, Vol. 1 and 2. National Center for Construction Education and Research. 2006, Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Careers in Construction, nccer Contren Learning Series, National Center for Construction Education and Research. 2006, Pearson-Prentice Hall.

From the Ground Up, nccer - National Center for Construction Education and Research. Class Projects for Forming, Framing, and Finishing. 2003, Prentice Hall.

Applied Construction Math, A Novel Approach. nccer Contren Learning Series. National Center for Construction Education and Research. 2006. Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Steel Framing-CIMC

Introduction to Sheet Metal-CIMC

Supplemental VHS and DVDs - CIMC
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Agricultural Power, Structures and Technology Ag Power, Structures, and Technology