Power Mechanics II
Chowchilla Union High School
Chowchilla Union High School
Student Course Outline and Expectations
Power Mechanics II is designed for the second year Power Mechanics student with a desire to learn about small engines and the shop environment associated with small engine repairs. The first semester will concentrate on a review of basic mechanical skills in the areas small engine theory, operation, assembly, disassembly, and troubleshooting. The second semester will allow students to bring in project engines from home to repair in class. The engines will be entered in the Chowchilla-Madera Fair under small project repairs. This class has a 2+2 Agreement with Merced College and we will be implementing the Mech 15 curriculum into this class. Those who are able to take the challenge test at Merced College will receive college credit for this class.
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
Grades will be calculated on a straight percentage scale of the total point value possible:
A’s 100% - 90%
B’s 89% - 80%
C’s 79% - 70%
D’s 69% - 60%
F 59% or below.
Each assignment will be assigned a point value. The students' grades will be calculated from the total point value earned versus the total point value possible. It may be possible to earn over 100% due to some extra credit assignments.
The assignments will be weighted according to the following percentages. The weights are based on CUHS Grading Policy set by school. The student’s grade will be made known to him weekly. The percentages are as follows.
Daily Time Cards
When shop work begins, each student will have keep a daily record of accomplishment by utilizing the Daily Shop Cards used in the CUHS Ag. Shop. Each shop day will be worth 15 points with the breakdown as follows:
Daily Work Score: work all period 5
work half of period 3
show up to class 1
Daily Cleanup Score: cleanup done completely 5
cleanup done halfway 3
cleanup not done 0
Daily Safety Score: Wore eye protection all period 5
Chose not to protect eyes today 0
The cards will be collected and tallied up every 2 weeks and the score will be entered into the grade book. Absences must be written down on the card and will be given a score of "0". This includes excused absences, we treat shop as a working environment, if you don’t show up, you won’t get paid, excused or unexcused. Short-term absences will be dealt with according to the terms in the short-term contract.
Semester grades will be cumulative for each of the corresponding quarters.
The Chowchilla Agriculture Department is responsible for providing the materials you will be using in this class. This being an agriculture class means that you are an automatic member of the Chowchilla FFA. Because the Ag. Department feels so strongly that the benefits of being an active member of the FFA are so important, we have determined that part of your grade (10%) will be determined by your attendance of 3 activities per semester. These activities for example are the FFA monthly meetings, FFA related activities, Winter Formal, Barn Dance, Banquets, and the setup and cleanup of any FFA activity. These are fun ways for you to become involved in FFA and to experience what the FFA has for you!
Guidelines for attendance will follow criteria established CUHS. Absences are defined as follows:
You will have weekly assignments and or lab assignments throughout the year. Each assignment will have a due date associated with it. By CUHS Board Policy any assignment turned it after the due date will be graded at no more than 50% of the assignments value. By CUHS board policy no assignments will be accepted after 7 calendar days of the due date. If you have an excused absence, you will have as many days of the excused absence after the due date to turn in your assignment. For example, if you were excused for 2 days, you will have an additional 2 days upon your return to get the assignment turned in with no reduction in grade.
The notebook will provide you with an organized method of keeping your assignments and handouts available for quick reference and studying from. If done properly, it will be of value to you even after you graduate from high school.
Each student in this class will keep a class notebook using the following guidelines:
The notebook will follow the additional guidelines provided the first week of school.
There will be quizzes every Friday through the first semester and into the start of the second. The quizzes will cover the tools of the week, and the work covered during the week.
Proper attire is extremely important in the world of work. In order to protect their clothing from greases, burns, dirt, mud and other foreign materials, students will be required to wear coveralls or shop coats when working in the shop. It is the student’s responsibility to be prepared to work in the shop.
Every student enrolled in a shop class is required to wear eye protection. Safety glasses, goggles, or shields that are ANSI Z87.1 approved are acceptable for shop classes. Safety glasses may be brought from home or bought in the classroom for $2.50.
Project Records/FFA Record Books
Each student will be expected to keep a record book covering his/her project. This will be graded at the end of the quarter; however, it may be checked on a spot check basis and this may be counted as a quiz. Record books do not leave the classroom or file without an instructor first checking them out. We do not want to lose or misplace them. All entries are to be done in pencil. There will be time allotted during class to work on your books on a regular basis.
Supervised Occupational Experience Program (SOEP)
Every student enrolled in an Agriculture class in the state of California is required to have an SOEP. This SOEP is also required to be documented in your FFA record book. The nature of your SOEP must be approved by your Ag. Instructor.
Lockers and Locks
Each student will be issued an engine locker during the 3nd or 4th week of school. You will also be able to have a locker for coveralls and safety glasses. It is your responsibility to provide a lock for your locker and to have the combination or key with you daily. It is also your responsibility to provide the instructor with a key or combination to your lock. If you do not do this, your lock will be cut off.
Course Outline – Power Mechanics II
Positive Behavior Plan
The following is my Positive Classroom Behavior Plan. Classroom policies are listed and the following behaviors will be encouraged in my classroom. I have also attached a copy of the Code of Ethics adopted by the Chowchilla FFA that covers all agriculture classes at Chowchilla Union High School.
Positive Behavior will be encouraged and acknowledged when appropriate and will help students maintain a higher grade in the class and a more fulfilling educational experience.
Much effort has been made to provide you with a versatile, working shop where you can learn a variety of skills. Your education is important and in order for you to get the most benefits from your time and effort, the shop and classroom requires your attention and care. In addition to following the safety rules and procedures, each student is expected to adhere to the following classroom and shop rules.
Students who choose to not follow the above rules will have one warning. The second occurrence will result in a one-hour teacher detention and a phone call home. The third occurrence will result in 2 one-hour teacher detentions and a phone call home. The fourth occurrence or any action that results in injury or is a safety concern will result in a referral to the office.
Student Materials: Each student is required to have the following materials each day in class:
Students who do not have the above materials each day are unprepared to learn and will lose their daily participation points.