Equipment Operation & Repair


Equipment Operation & Repair

Instructor: Craig Tucker

PROGRAM LENGTH:

2 Year Program 

  • 2½ * CTE Credits Per Year
  • Total of 3½ * Credits issued per year
  • 1 Credit CTE Math for a 2 Year Program
  • 1 Credit CTE Science for a 2 Year Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program is designed to take students through the operation, maintenance and repair of common equipment used in construction. Focus is also placed on welding, engines, hydraulic systems, and conservation projects such as land use planning, firewood and maple syrup production, and landscaping projects. Students receive hands-on training in the operation and maintenance of equipment including bulldozer, loader/backhoe, dump truck, forklift, skid steer loader, articulated loader, mini-excavator and agricultural tractors and dump trucks.

UNITS OF INSTRUCTION :

JUNIOR YEAR

  • General Shop & Machine Safety
  • Safe Operation & Maintenance of Equipment
  • First Aid & Fire Safety
  • Shop Tools & Equipment
  • Proper Use, Manuals & Inventory
  • Basic Shop Skills Management
  • Small & Large Power Equipment
  • Metal Working
  • Basic Mechanical Science
  • Power Transmission - Mechanical & Hydraulic Engines
  • Maple Syrup Production
  • Tractor Construction & Maintenance
  • Water Systems
  • Basic Electricity
  • Grounds Maintenance

SENIOR YEAR

  • Review Shop & Machinery Safety
  • Machine Operating Skills
  • Chainsaw Use & Safety
  • Trained Logger Certification
  • Estimating Jobs; Making Calculations
  • Diesel Engines
  • Small Engine Repair/Overhaul
  • Basic Welding
  • Equipment Power Trains
  • Maple Syrup Production
  • Special Project (choose option)
  • Recondition Equipment
  • Conservation/Environmental Issues - Land Use Planning
  • Biodiesel Fuel Production
  • Forklift Certification
  • CDL Class B Instruction

SKILL BASE NECESSARY FOR ENTRANCE INTO THE PROGRAM

Recommended - Ninth Grade Math and Science Levels; willingness to work outdoors

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS (Subject to change)

Paul Smith’s: - Equipment: Small Engines 221 (2 credits), Equipment: Welding 221 (2 credits), Maple Sap and Syrup Production 232 (3 credits)

SUNY Cobleskill: - AGBU100 Beginning Agricultural Business 3

SUNY Delhi: - WELD 100 Fundamentals of Welding (2 credits)

Lincoln Technical: - Diesel Technology

Pennsylvania College of Technology - Advanced credit is available when required competencies are met in the program offered by Penn College which is directly related to the students’ high school studies. Student must apply within two academic years following high school graduation. Conditions, procedures, competencies required for advanced placement can be found at http://www.pct.edu/k12/ or in the current college catalog http://www.pct.edu/catalog/ Reviewed every 5 years.