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									Career and Alternative Education
Merced County Regional Occupational Program

Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Approved by California Department of Education




                              Power Equipment Technology I/II
                                                Course Outline



                                         Every Student a Success



                                             Lee Andersen, Ph.D.
                                    Merced County Superintendent of Schools



                      Approved by the Merced County Board of Education – June 13, 2005
Merced County Regional Occupational Program                                                    Power Equipment Technology I/II
                                         ROP POWER EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY I/II

PHILOSOPHY
MCROP delivers innovative educational programs to high school and adult students in preparation for 21st century
careers, higher education, and life-long learning.

PROGRAM GOALS
The goal of the program is to develop students’ academic, technical, and interpersonal skills so they will be prepared to:
    Secure employment
    Upgrade skills
    Enter advanced career-technical training
    Pursue college related courses

COURSE TITLE:                                              Power Equipment Technology I/II

ORIGINAL STATE APPROVAL DATE:                              1981

STATE CERTIFICATION DATE:                                  August 24, 2006

STATE ID NUMBER:                                           01-015-81

STATE CERTIFICATION NUMBER:                                987-05

ADVISORY COMMITTEE
APPROVAL/REVIEW DATE:                                      5/10/05

COURSE REVISION DATE:                                      April 2005

CBEDS TITLE:                                               Mechanics and Engineering Technology

CBEDS NUMBER:                                              4030

CDE COURSE NUMBER:                                         1927

I.       COURSE DESCRIPTION

         POWER EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY I/II is designed for the Power Mechanics student with a basic
         background in engines and shop skills. Students will be exposed to various aspects of small engine tools,
         equipment, and repair applications.

         Course instruction will educate students in various aspects of the Power Mechanics industry. The course is
         designed to be a two year program with unique curriculum for each year. Even numbered years will feature small
         gas engine repair and maintenance and is designed to enhance what the students learned in Power Mechanics.
         Odd numbered years will feature curriculum designed to give students the skills necessary to continue their
         education in the Power Mechanics career pathway or obtain an entry-level job in a Power Mechanics shop.
         Students will be ready to continue their power mechanics education at a Community College or Technical School.

         Key instructional methods include direct supervision via PowerPoint presentations, discussion, cooperative
         learning, project-based learning, and development of a career portfolio.

         The structure of the course includes students attend class daily for a one period class session for 180 hours of
         class instruction up to a maximum of two years of enrollment.

         Leadership skills are developed through FFA (National FFA Association).


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       I.         COURSE DESCRIPTION-continued

Hours:                       180 hours for up to two years at one period/day for up to two years.
Prerequisites:                Junior/Senior Status
                              Good Attendance
                              Power Mechanics
Helpful Courses/ Experience:                      Any Agriculture Power Mechanics coursework
                                                  Background in small engines or experience in a mechanics shop

Articulation:                Merced College:
                              MA 15- Small Gas Engines- 3 units
                              MA 30- Equipment Mechanic Skills- 2 units


Academic Credit:             N/A

II.         ROP CERTIFICATE AND/OR INDUSTRY LICENSING
            To earn an ROP certificate for this course, the student must accomplish the following:
             Achieve a course grade of B or higher
             Satisfactory completion of student performance objectives
             Demonstrate positive work ethics, attitudes, and attendance

            The following industry certification is available for this course:
             N/A

III.        MERCED COUNTY CAREER PATHWAYS AND REPRESENTATIVE JOB TITLES
            Designated Career Pathway: Agriculture Mechanics

            Job Titles:

      Aircraft Mechanic                                                           Roustabout
      Automobile Mechanic                                                         Sales Representative
      Boilermaker                                                                 Sawing Machine Operator
      Building Maintenance Worker                                                 Semiconductor Processing Operator
      Bus and Truck Mechanic                                                      Small Engine Mechanic
      Construction and Building Inspector                                         Stationary Engineer
      Diesel Mechanic                                                             Tool Grinder
      Electric Motor Repairer                                                     Train Crew Member
      Elevator Installers and Repairer                                            Train Yard Worker
      Farm and Ranch Worker                                                       Transportation Inspector Assistant
      Farm Equipment Mechanic
      Heating and Cooling System Mechanic
      Heavy Equipment Mechanic
      Hoist and Winch Operator
      Industrial Electronics Repairer
      Industrial Machinery Mechanic
      Mechanic and Repairer Helper
      Millwright
      Motorboats Mechanic
      Motorcycle Mechanic
      Precision Assembler
      Pump Operator
      Quality Control Inspector Assistant
      Rigger
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IV.      STUDENT PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
         Upon successful completion of the course, as aligned with MCROP ESLR’s, the student will have:

         Common to all Programs:
          Demonstrated awareness of employment opportunities in careers related to the industry.
          Developed employment literacy to include job readiness skills and technical reading and writing applications
            demonstrated by completion of an Employability Portfolio.
          Demonstrated safe work habits and attitudes.
          Exhibited leadership skills related to teamwork, communications, human relations, and community
            responsibility.

         Common to this ROP Course/ Industry:
          Utilized appropriate trade terminology and technical manuals.
          Identified appropriate trade tools and testing devices.
          Identified appropriate industry parts and materials.
          Demonstrated basic shop skills as applied in the workplace.
          Demonstrated the appropriate small engine procedure based on engine diagnosis.
          Demonstrated the appropriate academic skills through demonstration of applied career-technical training
            within the field of power mechanics.
          Demonstrated the appropriate critical thinking skills through participation in application problems relevant to
            the trade.
          Qualified for college units through 2+2 articulation agreement with Merced College preparing students for a
            postsecondary education.
          Identified short and long term career pathway goals and objectives and the educational organizations to
            facilitate those goals.

V.       ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE
         Assessment of student performance will include but is not limited to:
          Employability Skills Evaluation
          Employability Portfolio and presentation
          Safety awareness in the classroom and/or community classroom setting
          Individual or group Project-Based Learning assignment
          Timely and complete required assignments
          Tests and quizzes
          Performance based tests utilizing hands-on demonstration of skills.
          Classroom participation, punctuality, and attendance
          Presentations/Exhibitions

VI.      TEACHING METHODS, STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES
             Direct instruction and discussion                                                   Business and/or community partnerships
             Teacher developed materials                                                         Student exhibitions and presentations
             Operation of equipment                                                              Work-based learning opportunities
             Group and/or independent Project-Based                                              Service Learning
              Learning assignment(s)                                                              Business, school, and/or community
             Cooperative learning                                                                 surveys
             Portfolio development                                                               Guest speakers
             Audiovisual                                                                         Business interviews
             Computer applications, software,                                                    Field trips
               simulations                                                                        Labs
             Reading and writing assignments
             Investigations and research




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VII.     INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT
         This includes, but is not limited to, computer resources, textbooks, video/audiovisual, websites, trade
         publications, laboratory materials, and specialized equipment.

         A. Computer Software
         1.    Microsoft Office Suite

         B. Required Reading and/or Text
         1.     Job Finders Handbook, Merced County ROP
         2.     Who am I Book, Merced County ROP
         3.     Small Gas Engines (Even Numbered Years)- Small Gas Engines, 6th Ed., Roth, GW Publisher
         4.     Shop Skills & compact Diesels (Odd Numbered Years)- Compact Engines, John Deere Publisher.
                FOS Series- Hydraulics, John Deere Publisher. FOS Series- Machinery Maintenance, John Deere
                Publisher.
         5.     Repair Manuals appropriate for engine model, Briggs and Stratton Publisher

         C. Student Reading Selection
         1.     Shop Skills & compact Diesels (Odd Numbered Years)- Compact Engines, John Deere Publisher.
                FOS Series- Hydraulics, John Deere Publisher. FOS Series- Machinery Maintenance, John Deere
                Publisher.
         2.     Repair Manuals appropriate for engine model, Briggs and Stratton Publisher


         D. Instructor Reference Materials       (*common to all program areas)
         1.      * Merced County ROP ESLR’s
         2.      * Merced County ROP Curriculum Handbook
         3.      * Merced County Business to Education Resource Guide
         4.      * California Department of Education Business Education Career Path and Model Curriculum Standards
         5.      * English-Language Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools
         6.      * Mathematics Content Standards for California Public Schools
         7.      * Labor Market Information/Websites
         8.      Service Manual for Out of Production Engines 1919-1981, Briggs & Stratton Publishers. (BB)
         9.      Major Engine Failure Analysis, Briggs & Stratton Publishers. (BB)
         10.     Single Cylinder “L” Head Repair Manual, Briggs & Stratton Publishers. (BB)
         11.     Twin Cylinder “L” Head Repair Manual, Briggs & Stratton Publishers. (BB)
         12.     Single Cylinder OHV Repair Manual, Briggs & Stratton Publishers. (BB)
         13.     Vanguard V-Twin OHV Repair Manual, Briggs & Stratton Publishers. (BB)
         14.     Intek OHV Repair Manual(BB)
         15.     Intek V-Twin Cylinder OHV Repair Manual(BB)
         16.     Diesel Technology, Norman, Corinchock, Schariff, GW Publishers. (BB)
         17.     Small Gas Engines, Roth, GW Publishers. (BB)
         18.     Small Engines, Radcliff, ATP Publishers. (BB)
         19.     FOS Series: Machinery Maintenance, John Deere Publishers. (BB)
         20.     FOS Series: Compact Power, John Deere Publishers. (BB)
         21.     FOS Series: Hydraulics, John Deere Publishers. (BB)
         22.     FOS Series: Farm & Ranch Safety Management, John Deere Publishers. (BB)
         23.     Introduction to Engine Service, Kubota Service Manual. (BB)
         24.     Engine Failure Analysis, Kubota Service Manual. (BB)
         25.     Exide Battery Pro, Kubota Service Manual. (BB)
         26.     Engine Electrical Diagnosis, Kubota Service Manual. (BB)
         27.     Generator Service, Kubota Service Manual. (BB)
         28.     Diesel Engine Diagnosis, Kubota Service Manual. (BB)
         29.     Engine Overhaul, Kubota Service Manual. (BB)
         30.     Hydraulic Diagnosis 200 Ed., Kubota Service Manual. (BB)
         31.     Diesel Engine Maintenance, Kubota Service Manual. (BB)

         BB= Brad Bitter
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General Workplace Skills:
Known as Merced County ROP ESLR's, General Workplace Skills are common to all MCROP program areas. They are taught in the
specific context of each course. ESLR's are aligned with the National SCANS Competencies, California Department of Education
State Career Preparation Standards, and All Aspects of the Industry components. Technical Reading, Writing and Math standards are
integrated for the industry specific course when appropriate, and are aligned with the English-Language Arts Content Standards and
the Mathematics Content Standards for California Public Schools. All skills are assessed for student certification.
                                                                                                 ESTIMATED
                                                                                                    HOURS
                                      UNIT OF                                                    Even   Odd               STANDARD
                                   INSTRUCTION                                                    Yr.   Yr.             OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                    5          5       FS-5.a, FS-5.e-f
I. MCROP ESLR 1: Ethically & Socially Skilled Person Who                                                                             FS-6.a-c
    A. . Work cooperatively as a team member and demonstrate respect for                                                             FS-7.a-b
       ALL co-workers                                                                                                  SCPS:          1-6
                                                                                                                       AI:            1, 4-9
       1. Demonstrate interpersonal skills which include the ability to be                                             NCDG:      SK-1a, c
          friendly, courteous, sensitive to others' feelings, cooperative                                                          SK-2 a
          and tactful when working with co-workers and supervisors.                                                                SK-2 b-d
       2. Exhibit employment qualities expected in successful                                                                      EOE-2 c
                                                                                                                                   EOE-2 e
          employer/employee relationships.                                                                                         EOE-4 a-g
       3. Use effective conflict resolution and negotiation skills when presented                                                  EOE-6 a-e
          with a challenging situation or topic.                                                                                   EOE-8 b-c
       4. Demonstrate respect for healthy gender and cultural work                                                                 EOE-9 a, f-h
                                                                                                                       English/L.A.: Grades 9-10
          relationships.                                                                                               Reading Comprehension
       5. Discuss employer and employee responsibilities as they pertain to                                            2.6
          sexual harassment.                                                                                           G9/10-2.1*

                                                                                                                       Writing Strategies
    B. Arrive on time, stay on task, and follow attendance and other                                                   1.1-1.6
       classroom policies.                                                                                             G9/10-1.8*
       1. Comply with classroom and worksite rules, procedures and attendance                                          Writing Applications
            policies.                                                                                                  G9/10-2.5*
       2. Efficiently complete tasks and assignments within given time limits.                                         2.6

                                                                                                                       Written & Oral English
    C. Model honesty, integrity and loyalty.                                                                           Language Conventions
       1. display ethical behavior when performing classroom and worksite                                              G9/10-1.1-1.4*
          assignments.                                                                                                 Listening & Speaking
       2. maintain loyalty and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive                                             1.7
          classroom and/or worksite situations.
                                                                                                                       Speaking Applications
    D. Demonstrate initiative                                                                                          2.2.b-d, 2.3a-g
       1. Display initiative when performing classroom and worksite
          assignments.                                                                                                 English/L.A.: Grades 11-12
                                                                                                                       Reading Comprehension
                                                                                                                       2.3
    E. Display leadership skills
       1. Practice effective public speaking skills.                                                                   Writing Strategies
                                                                                                                       1.8
       2. Flexible to assume leadership roles in a variety of individual and/or
           group situations.                                                                                           Writing Applications
                                                                                                                       2.5.a-d, 2.6.a-d
    F. Demonstrates the skills and resources to attain employment.                                                     Written & Oral English
       1. Apply effective job search techniques.                                                                       Language Conventions
       2. Complete all components of the MCROP Employability Portfolio*.                                               1.1-1.2
                                                                                                                       Speaking Applications
       3. Demonstrate effective job interview techniques.                                                              2.4.a-d
       4. Present the MCROP Employability Portfolio*.
                                                                                                                       * Meets Standards
    G. Demonstrate appropriate grooming and hygiene                                                                    Identified on the California
       1. Investigate appropriate hygiene practices in relationship to the                                             High School Exit Exam
          industry specific course
       2. Display proper attire in class and at the worksite.




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                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
                                                                                                     HOURS
                                       UNIT OF                                                    Even   Odd              STANDARD
                                    INSTRUCTION                                                    Yr.   Yr.            OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                    5          5       SCANS:      FS-1.c-e
II. MCROP ESLR 2: Productive and Safe Workers Who:                                                                                 FS-2.a-c, FS-2.f
    A. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to competently complete                                                       FS-3.a
       the job                                                                                                                     WC-1.a
                                                                                                                                   WC-2.e
       1. Complete a work sample that demonstrates knowledge of entry- level                                                       WC-4.a
            skills.
       2. Identify characteristics of a productive worker.                                                             SCPS:       1, 3-6

                                                                                                                       AI:         1-9
    B. Demonstrate the ability to accept change.
       1. Develop an awareness of emerging employment trends and benefits of                                           NCDG:       SK-1a-c
              preparing for change.*                                                                                               SK-2 a-d
         2.   Describe the importance of flexibility and its role in the workplace. *                                              SK-3 c-d
                                                                                                                                   EOE-1 a, e-f
                                                                                                                                   EOE-2 e
    C. Read, write, speak and listen competently.                                                                                  EOE-3 h
       1. Read, listen, comprehend, and discuss course specific materials.                                                         EOE-4 a, f-g
       2. Produce legible work that demonstrates accurate spelling, correct                                                        EOE-5 c
          punctuation and capitalization.*                                                                                         EOE-6 b, d
                                                                                                                                   EOE-9 a-c, f-g
       3. Demonstrate effective communication using the English language with
          peers, teachers, co-workers, and worksite supervisors through various                                        English/L.A.: Grades 9-10
          communication modes. *                                                                                       Reading Comprehension
                                                                                                                       G9/10-2.1*
    D. Identify, analyze, calculate, compute and apply information.                                                    Writing Strategies
       1. Apply estimation, measurement, and calculation skills appropriate to                                         1.2, 1.5
           the industry specific course.
       2. Compute the range, mean, median and mode related to a set of data                                            Writing Applications
                                                                                                                       G9/10-2.6*
           appropriate to the industry specific course.*
       3. Convert fractions to decimals and percents and apply estimations,                                            Written & Oral English
           computations and application found in the industry specific course.*                                        Language Conventions
       4. Calculate the percentages of increases and decreases of a quantity as                                        G9/10-1.1-1.4*
           related to the industry specific course.*                                                                   Speaking Applications
       5. Use estimation to verify the reasonableness of calculated results from                                       2.5
           applications within the industry specific course.*
       6. Use a variety of methods (words, numbers, symbols, charts, graphs,                                           English/L.A.: Grades 11-12
                                                                                                                       Reading Comprehension
           diagrams or models) to explain mathematical reasoning as applicable                                         2.3
           within the industry specific course.*
                                                                                                                       Writing Strategies
    E. Manage time, make decisions, and evaluate outcomes.                                                             1.3
       1. Demonstrate the ability to set priorities and manage time effectively.                                       Math
       2. Solve real-world situations using decision-making or problem solving                                         Statistics, Data Analysis and
            method.                                                                                                    Probability
       3. Reflect and respond in writing to the Employability Skills Evaluation.                                       G6-1.1*
    F. Utilize problem solving skills.                                                                                 Number Sense
                                                                                                                       G7-1.3*
          Interpret, process, and apply effective problem solving and critical
         1.                                                                                                            G7-1.6*
          thinking skills to a variety of real-world situations relevant to the
          industry specific course. *                                                                                  Algebra Functions
                                                                                                                       G7-1.5*
    G. Understand and follow safety rules and regulations.
       1. Discuss practices necessary to maintain a safe working environment,                                          Mathematical Reasoning
          including ergonomics and OSHA regulations.                                                                   G7-2.1*
       2. Demonstrate safe working habits.                                                                             G7-2.4*
       3. Pass the ROP course Safety Test with 100% accuracy.

                                                                                                                       * Meets Standards
                                                                                                                       Identified on the
                                                                                                                       California High School
                                                                                                                       Exit Exam


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                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
                                       UNIT OF                                                      HOURS
                                    INSTRUCTION                                                   Even  Odd                  STANDARD
                                                                                                   Yr.   Yr.               OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                        5           5      SCANS:      FS-2.b
                                                                                                                                       FS-3.b, FS-3.d
III. MCROP ESLR 3: Lifelong Learners Who:                                                                                              WC-3.a
    A. Monitor personal, educational, and career goals.                                                                    SCPS:       1, 3, 6
      1. Maintain a record of progress toward completion of requirements for the                                           AI:         1, 4, 6-7
         industry specific course Certificate of Completion.                                                               NCDG:
      2. Develop an individual personal, educational, and career goal plan.                                                            SK-1a, c-e
      3. Compare personal educational goals to the educational requirements of                                                         EOE-1 a-f
         the industry specific career.                                                                                                 EOE-3 a-c, f, h
                                                                                                                                       EOE-4 a, f-g
      4. Identify education and skills required for specific jobs within the                                                           EOE-5 c
         industry.                                                                                                                     EOE-6 a, d-e
                                                                                                                                       EOE-9 a-d, f-h
    B. Adapt to personal learning styles and assess performance objectively.
                                                                                                                           English/L.A.: Grades 9-10
       1. Identify personal learning styles (i.e. Gardner’s M.I.).                                                         Written & Oral English
       2. Apply personal learning styles to obtain success in the classroom                                                Language Conventions
          and/or worksite.                                                                                                 1.1-1.4

                                                                                                                           English/L.A.: Grades 11-12
    C. Are motivated toward continued personal growth.                                                                     Reading Comprehension
       1. Review the importance of lifelong learning, upgrading job skills, and                                            2.3
           assessing personal plans for attainment.
                                                                                                                           Written & Oral English
       2. List resources than can contribute to professional development.                                                  Language Conventions
                                                                                                                           1.1-1.2
                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
IV. MCROP ESLR 4: Users of Technology/Resources Who:                                                HOURS
    A. Effectively select, apply, maintain, and troubleshoot technology and                       Even  Odd                  STANDARD
       resources relevant to their field.                                                          Yr.  Yr.                OR FRAMEWORK
       1. Identify appropriate methods, resources, and tools to resolve and                         5               5
           troubleshoot technology problems to implement effective solutions.                                              SCANS: FS-1.a-b
                                                                                                                                  WC-1.a-d
                                                                                                                                  WC-3.b
    B. Adapt to ever-changing technologies and resources by identifying,                                                          WC-5.a, WC-5.c
       learning, and applying new skills to improve job performance.                                                       SCPS:  1, 3, 5, 7
       2. Identify emerging technology and trends appropriate to the industry                                              AI:    1-8
           specific course.
                                                                                                                           NCDG:
       3. Apply new skills learned in the classroom and/or at the worksite to                                                          EOE-3 b
           maintain and improve job performance.
    C. Demonstrate the ability to identify, plan, and allocate resources.                                                  English/L.A.: Grades 9-10
       1. Identify, organize, plan, and allocate resources in relationship to time, money,                                 Reading Comprehension
                                                                                                                           2.4
              materials, facilities, and human resources.
                                                                                                                           Writing Strategies
    D. Demonstrate the ability to integrate technology and resources in the                                                1.1-1.9
       work environment.                                                                                                   G9/10-1.5, 1.8*
       1. Utilize technology and apply resources relevant to the industry specific
                                                                                                                           Writing Applications
          course.                                                                                                          2.3

    E. Effectively acquire, gather, interpret, comprehend, and process                                                     Written & Oral English
       relevant information.                                                                                               Language Conventions
                                                                                                                           1.0
       1. Maintain classroom assignments using a personal organization system.
       2. Use electronic media, manuals, and tutorials as resources to access                                              English/L.A.: Grades 11-12
           information.*                                                                                                   Writing Applications
       3. Complete a research writing sample.*                                                                             2.3

                                                                                                                           Written & Oral English
                                                                                                                           Language Conventions
                                                                                                                           1.0
                                                                                                                              * Meets Standards
                                                                                                                               Identified on the
                                                                                                                            California High School
                                                                                                                                  Exit Exam

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Merced County Regional Occupational Program                                                    Power Equipment Technology I/II


                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
                                       UNIT OF                                                      HOURS
                                    INSTRUCTION                                                   Even  Odd               STANDARD
                                                                                                   Yr.   Yr.            OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                    5           5      SCANS:      FS-1.d-e
                                                                                                                                   WC-1.c
V. MCROP ESLR 5: Effective Users of Systems Who:                                                                                   WC-3.a
    A. Understand the social structure and the general function of the                                                             WC-3.d
       workplace.                                                                                                                  WC-4.a
                                                                                                                                   WC-5.c
       1. Explain the elements of All Aspects of the Industry.                                                         SCPS:       1, 3, 5-7
       2. Research the social, organizational and technological systems of a                                           AI:         1-9
          business.*
                                                                                                                       English/L.A.: Grades 9-10
                                                                                                                       Writing Strategies
    B. Proficiently use equipment, tools, and terminology.                                                             1.1-1.2, 1.8
       1. Utilize a computer and current program applications when completing                                          G9/10-1.5, 1.8*
           the Employability Portfolio.
       2. Practice workplace vocabulary when presenting the Employability                                              Written & Oral English
                                                                                                                       Language Conventions
           Portfolio.                                                                                                  1.0
       3. Demonstrate appropriate care and use of equipment and tools found in
           the classroom and/or at the worksite.                                                                       Speaking Applications
                                                                                                                       2.3.a, c-e

                                                                                                                       English/L.A.: Grades 11-12
                                                                                                                       Writing Applications
                                                                                                                       2.5.a-d



                                                                                                                           * Meets Standards
                                                                                                                            Identified on the
                                                                                                                         California High School
                                                                                                                               Exit Exam




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Content Area Skills:
Content Area Skills contain Occupational Specific Standards aligned with California Department of Education Career
Technical Standards and State Frameworks as available. In addition, Industry Specific Standards are aligned with local,
state, and national industry standards as available. Technical Reading, Writing and Math standards are integrated for the
industry specific course when appropriate, and are aligned with the English-Language Arts Content Standards and the
Mathematics Content Standards for California Public Schools. All skills are assessed for student certification.
                                                                                 ESTIMATED
                                  UNIT OF                                          HOURS
                               INSTRUCTION                                      Even      Odd           STANDARD
                                                                                 Yr.       Yr.     OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                   10          10
I. Orientation:
    A. Required Paperwork
       1. Complete and explain the purpose of the following ROP paperwork
              a. Socrates Enrollment
              b. Registration Permit




    B. Classroom Procedures
       1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of attendance, grading, and
              timecard policies.




    C. Safety
       1. OSHA: explain the purpose and function of OSHA in the workplace.
       2. Labor Laws for Teens: identify and explain the labor laws that
           govern teens in the workplace.
       3. Review specific shop equipment, hand tools, and unique
           environments that exist in a mechanics shop and conduct a safety                                            CDE/Ag Mechanics:
                                                                                                                       F1.1, F1.2
           presentation specific to the Power Equipment shop.
       4. Emergency Procedures: explain and implement procedures to be
           followed in the event of an emergency or accident in the workplace or
           classroom.




    D. Sexual Harassment
       1. Identify instances of sexual harassment and provide appropriate
           solutions to deal with such workplace issues.




    E. Work Ethics
       1. Identify, describe, and demonstrate positive work ethics in the
          workplace.


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                                       UNIT OF                                                    ESTIMATED
                                    INSTRUCTION                                                     HOURS
                                                                                                  Even  Odd                   STANDARD
                                                                                                   Yr.   Yr.                OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                        5           5
II. Career Development:
    A. Agriculture Industry Opportunities                                                                                  English/L.A.:
       1. Explore, research, and describe the levels of career opportunities                                               Grade 9-10: Reading
                                                                                                                           Comprehension 2.5 a-d
          available to individuals in the agriculture mechanics industry.
                                                                                                                           Grade 11-12: Reading
                                                                                                                           Comprehension 2.3


    B. Self-Assessment
       1. Complete a self-assessment related to work values and qualities and
            complete a plan to improve areas of weakness.



    C. Occupational Goal-Setting
       1. Develop a personal occupational plan that outlines specific career
          goals, and an action plan to achieve these outcomes.




                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
III. Employability:                                                                                 HOURS
    A. Employability Portfolio                                                                    Even  Odd                   STANDARD
       1. Complete an employability portfolio containing the following:                            Yr.  Yr.                OR FRAMEWORK
              a. Table of Contents                                                                  15             15      English/L.A.:
              b. Resume                                                                                                    Grade 9-10: Writing
              c. Cover Letter                                                                                              Applications 2.5 a-d
              d. Master Application Form                                                                                   Grade 9-10: Written & Oral
              e. Letter of Recommendation                                                                                  English Language
              f. Employability Skills Evaluation                                                                           Conventions 1.2, 1.3
              g. Work Sample and caption.
                                                                                                                           Grade 11-12: Writing
                                                                                                                           Strategies 1.8

                                                                                                                           Grade 11-12: Writing
                                                                                                                           Applications 2.5 a-d

                                                                                                                           Grade 11-12: Written & Oral
                                                                                                                           English Language
                                                                                                                           Conventions 1.1, 1.2

                                                                                                                           Grade 9-10: Listening &
                                                                                                                           Speaking 1.7
    B. Portfolio Presentation/Interviewing Skills                                                                          Grade 9-10: Speaking
       1. Participate in an interview situation that includes the presentation of                                          Applications 2.3-a, 2.3-c, 2.3-
           the Employability Portfolio.                                                                                    d, 2.3-e, 2.3-g




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                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
                                       UNIT OF                                                      HOURS
                                    INSTRUCTION                                                   Even  Odd                STANDARD
                                                                                                   Yr.   Yr.             OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                    10          10      English/L.A.:
                                                                                                                        Grade 9-10: Writing
IV. Business/Professional Communication:                                                                                Applications 2.5 a-d
    A. Interpersonal Communication
       1. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers,                                           Grade 9-10: Written & Oral
                                                                                                                        English Language
           supervisors, teachers, customers, and classmates as part of a 2 or 3 man                                     Conventions 1.2, 1.3
           team working in small groups.
       2. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers,                                           Grade 11-12: Writing
           supervisors, teachers, customer and classmates while verbalizing                                             Strategies 1.8
           results of tests and procedures conducted on small engine projects.                                          Grade 11-12: Writing
       3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers,                                           Applications 2.5 a-d
           supervisors, teachers, customers and classmates while communicating
           troubleshooting procedures in teams of 3.                                                                    Grade 11-12: Written & Oral
                                                                                                                        English Language
                                                                                                                        Conventions 1.1, 1.2

                                                                                                                        Grade 9-10: Listening &
                                                                                                                        Speaking 1.7

                                                                                                                        Grade 9-10: Speaking
                                                                                                                        Applications 2.3-a, 2.3-c, 2.3-
    B. Written Communication                                                                                            d, 2.3-e, 2.3-g
       1. Identify and properly utilize the forms and tags commonly found in a
          small engine repair shop.




    C. Oral Communication
       1. Present Agriculture Research project to an audience determined by
          ROP instructor.




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                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
                                       UNIT OF                                                      HOURS
                                    INSTRUCTION                                                   Even  Odd                   STANDARD
                                                                                                   Yr.   Yr.                OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                        8           8
                                                                                                                           English/L.A.:
V. Leadership:                                                                                                             Grade 9-10: Writing
   A. Service Learning                                                                                                     Applications 2.5 a-d
       1. Within the FFA Organization, plan, organize and execute a community
           service project that will benefit the community.                                                                Grade 9-10: Written & Oral
                                                                                                                           English Language
       2. Document your involvement and display the proper documents for                                                   Conventions 1.2, 1.3
           your community service involvement in your Graduation Project
           binder.                                                                                                         Grade 11-12: Writing
                                                                                                                           Strategies 1.8

                                                                                                                           Grade 11-12: Writing
                                                                                                                           Applications 2.5 a-d
    B. Student Organization
       1. Actively participate in the applicable course student organization.                                              Grade 11-12: Written & Oral
                                                                                                                           English Language
                                                                                                                           Conventions 1.1, 1.2

                                                                                                                           Grade 9-10: Listening &
                                                                                                                           Speaking 1.7

                                                                                                                           Grade 9-10: Speaking
                                                                                                                           Applications 2.3-a, 2.3-c, 2.3-
                                                                                                                           d, 2.3-e, 2.3-g




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                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
                                       UNIT OF                                                      HOURS
                                    INSTRUCTION                                                   Even  Odd                   STANDARD
                                                                                                   Yr.   Yr.                OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                        5           5
VI. Agriculture Research Project:                                                                                          English/L.A.:
    A. Written Project and Presentation in Agriculture                                                                     Grade 9-10: Written & Oral
       1. Complete a research project related to small engine repair, testing                                              English Language
                                                                                                                           Conventions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,
          procedures, troubleshooting or general systems that include the                                                  1.5
          following:
                2 page written report                                                                                     Grade 9-10: Reading
                                                                                                                           Comprehension 2.5, 2.2
                Presentation visuals
                Oral report of 6 minutes in length or lead a groud discussion                                             Grade 9-10: Writing
                   for 20 minutes as required by National FFA Record book,                                                 Applications 2.3
                   Chapter Degree and Golden State FFA Degree guidelines.
                                                                                                                           Grade 9-10: Writing
                                                                                                                           Strategies 1.9

                                                                                                                           Grade 9-10: Speaking
                                                                                                                           Applications 1.2-b, 2.2-c, 2.2-
                                                                                                                           d, 2.2-e, 2.2-f, 2.3-c, 2.3-d,
                                                                                                                           2.3-e, 2.3-f

                                                                                                                           Grade 9-10: Listening and
                                                                                                                           Speaking 1.3, 1.4, 1.7, 1.9

                                                                                                                           Grade 11-12: Written & Oral
                                                                                                                           English Language
                                                                                                                           Conventions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3

                                                                                                                           Grade 11-12: Writing
                                                                                                                           Applications 2.6

                                                                                                                           Grade 11-12: Writing
                                                                                                                           Strategies 2.6

                                                                                                                           Grade 11-12: Reading
                                                                                                                           Comprehension 2.3

                                                                                                                           Grade 11-12: Speaking
                                                                                                                           Applications 2.4




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                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
                                       UNIT OF                                                      HOURS
                                    INSTRUCTION
                                                                                                  Even            Odd         STANDARD
Small Gas Engines Instruction Plan: 2+2 Merced College MA-15: Small Engines                        Yr.            Yr.       OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                        5
VII. Basic Operating Principles                                                                                            CDE/Ag Mechanics:
    A. Small Engine Design for Overhead Valve Engines and L-Head Engines                                                   F10.3
       1. Differentiate between components from Overhead Valve engines and
          L-Head engines.
                                                                                                                           English/L.A.:
                                                                                                                           Grade 9-10: Reading
                                                                                                                           Comprehension 2.6
                                                                                                                           Writing Applications
                                                                                                                           2.6.a, 2.6.b
    B. Four and Two Stroke Engine Theory
       1. Explain the similarities and differences between two cycle and four
          cycle engines.
                                                                                                                           CDE/ Ag Mechanics:
       2. Explain the appropriate applications for two cycle and four cycle                                                F10.1, F10.2
          engines.




                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
VIII. Identifying Engines and Using Industry Standard Printed Materials                             HOURS
    A. Model Designations and Codes                                                               Even  Odd                   STANDARD
       1. Complete a worksheet demonstrating understanding of Model, Type,                         Yr.  Yr.                 OR FRAMEWORK
          and Code.                                                                                 5                      English/L.A.:
                                                                                                                           Grades 9-10 Reading
    B. Shop Repair Manuals                                                                                                 Comprehension 2.1, 2.6
       1. Demonstrate proper usage of Shop Repair Manuals when tuning up
          engines, troubleshooting engines, and overhauling engines.

    C. Illustrated Parts Manuals
       1. Utilize the IPM’s when determining replacement parts for engine
            projects.

    D. Engine Specifications                                                                                               Math:
                                                                                                                           Statistics Data Analysis and
       1. Determine the correct engine specification when considering amount                                               Probability G.6-1.1
          of engine oil, standard bore size, and engine displacement.                                                      Mathematical Reasoning
                                                                                                                           G7-2.1
    E. Industry Standard Catalogs and Pricing Guides
       1. Determine the correct part number and price when ordering
           replacement parts for engine projects.




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                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
                                       UNIT OF                                                      HOURS
                                    INSTRUCTION                                                   Even  Odd                   STANDARD
                                                                                                   Yr.   Yr.                OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                        8
IX. Specialized Small Engine Repair Tools and Testing Equipment
    A. Measurement Tools                                                                                                   Math:
       1. Determine the correct measuring device for the test and demonstrate its                                          Statistics, Data, Analysis and
                                                                                                                           Probability G6-1.1
          usage to a common engine specification with the following tools:
           Micrometers                                                                                                    Mathematical Reasoning
           Bore Guage                                                                                                     G7-2.1
           Dial Caliper
           Dial Indicator
           Plastigauge
           Feeler Gauges

    B. Valve Lapper and Seat Cutting Tools
       1. Lap a valve to determine if the valve is seating correctly.
       2. Demonstrate correct usage of a valve seat cutter kit.

    C. Steam/Pressure Washer and Parts Washer
       1. Demonstrate correct usage of Steam Cleaner and Part Washer to most
           effectively clean engine parts.

    D. Glass Beader
       1. Demonstrate correct usage of Bean Blaster on sufficiently cleaned and
           dryer parts to remove final bits of paint and rust.
                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
X. Small Engine Troubleshooting and Diagnosis                                                       HOURS
    A. Fuel Systems                                                                               Even  Odd                   STANDARD
       1. Demonstrate proficiency when using Easy/Likely troubleshooting                           Yr.  Yr.                 OR FRAMEWORK
           method to determine if fuel delivery to carburetor is sufficient.                        8                      CDE/Ag Mechanics:
    B. Electrical Systems                                                                                                  F10.3, F10.4, F10.6
       1. Demonstrate proficiency when using Easy/Likely troubleshooting                                                   CDE/Physics:
           method to determine if there is adequate spark.                                                                 Electric/Magnetic Phenomena
       2. Demonstrate proficiency when using Easy/Likely troubleshooting                                                   5.a, 5.b, 5.f, 5.g, 5.h
           method to determine if there is adequate charge being returned back to
                                                                                                                           CDE/Ag Mechanics:
           the battery.                                                                                                    F3.2, F10.3, F10.4, F10.6,
                                                                                                                           F11.6
    C. Compression
                                                                                                                           CDE/Ag Mechanics:
       1. Demonstrate proficiency when using Leak-Down Testing Method to                                                   F10.3, F10.4, F10.6
          determine if compression is adequate for proper engine performance in
          respect to:
           Valves
           Rings

    D. Carburetion Systems
                                                                                                                           CDE/Ag Mechanics:
       1. Demonstrate proficiency when using Easy/Likely troubleshooting                                                   F10.3, F10.4, F10.6
          method to determine if there is sufficient air/fuel mixture supplied to
          combustion chamber.
       2. Demonstrate proficiency with air cleaners when using Easy/Likely
          troubleshooting method to determine if there is sufficient airflow to
          carburetor.
       3. Visually inspect air cleaner elements for effectiveness.
                                                                                                                           CDE/Ag Mechanics:
                                                                                                                           F10.3, F10.4, F10.6
    E. Power Train
       1. Measure PTO RPM’s in relating to engine RPM’s to determine correct
          gear reduction.

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                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
                                       UNIT OF                                                      HOURS
                                    INSTRUCTION                                                   Even  Odd                   STANDARD
                                                                                                   Yr.   Yr.                OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                        3
XI. Engine Tune-up Procedures                                                                                              CDE/Ag Mechanics:
                                                                                                                           F10.5, F10.6
    A. Ignition Systems                                                                                                    (for A-I all pertain)
       1. Gap and clean spark plug.

    B. Magneto Service
       1. Clean rust from poles, inspect plug wire for damage, set air gap
          between magneto and flywheel.

    C. Retrofitting Point Ignition Systems
       1. Demonstrate the procedure for retrofitting point ignition system.

    D. Timing
       1. Demonstrate the procedure for setting timing on both plain bearing
          crankcases and ball bearing crankcases.

    E. Valves
       1. Inspect valve face and valve seat for pitting.
       2. Use valve lapper with fine grit to determine if valve is seating
           correctly.

    F. Carburetor
       1. Clean carburetor and install carburetor kit if necessary (Pulsa-jet
          models).

    G. Air Cleaners: Foam/Oil Type
       1. Inspect element for signs of failure.
       2. Clean or replace element as necessary.

    H. Air Cleaners: Paper Element Type
       1. Inspect element for signs of failure.
       2. Clean or replace element as necessary.

    I.   Cooling Systems
         1. Flush and replace fluids for radiator.
         2. Clean and inspect cooling fins.




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                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
                                       UNIT OF                                                      HOURS
                                    INSTRUCTION                                                   Even  Odd                STANDARD
                                                                                                   Yr.   Yr.             OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                    65                  CDE/Ag Mechanics:
XII. Engine Overhaul Procedures                                                                                         F10.4, F10.5, F10.6
    A. Complete Engine Disassembly
       1. Follow correct overhaul procedure as outlined in repair manual.                                               CDE/Ag Mechanics:
                                                                                                                        F3.2, F10.5, F10.6, F11.6
    B. Systems Testing                                                                                                  CDE/Physics:
       1. Follow correct testing procedures as outlined in repair manual using                                          Electric/Magnetic Phenomena
           correct testing equipment.                                                                                   5.a, 5.b, 5.f, 5.g, 5.h

    C. Cylinder Reconditioning and Boring
       1. Hone cylinder as necessary.                                                                                   CDE/Ag Mechanics:
       2. Bore cylinder to appropriate dimension as specified in repair manual.                                         F10.5, F10.6
                                                                                                                        (Applies to D-N)
    D. Bearing and Bushings Replacement
       1. Inspect bearings and bushings for signs of wear and replace as
          necessary.

    E. Governor System: Pneumatic and Mechanical
       1. Evaluate governor system for performance and replace governor
          springs if necessary.
       2. Set Top No-Load Speed as determined by engine specifications.

    F. Oil Delivery System
       1. Inspect oil dripper, oil slinger, or oil pump for damage. Install as
           directed by repair manual.

    G. Crankshaft
       1. Inspect journal surfaces for signs of wear or wiping, clean or replace if
          necessary.
       2. Install crankshaft per repair manual and check crankshaft endplay with
          dial indicator.

    H. Piston Rings
       1. Check ring gap for wear against reject chart, replace if necessary.

    I.   Piston Assembly
         1. Install piston assembly per repair manual.

    J.   Camshaft
         1. Install camshaft per repair manual and set timing to timing gear.

    K. Valves and Guides
       1. Check valves for pitting and correct seating with valve lapper, cut or
           grind valve seats as necessary.
       2. Use plug gauge to determine valve guide wear, install replacement
           valve guides as necessary.

    L. Tappets
       1. Check valve/tappet clearance with leaf-type feeler gauge and adjust to
          proper clearance with valve stem grinder.

    M. Crankcase Breather
       1. Check breather for wear with wire-type feeler gauge and replace if
          necessary.

    N. Starting Systems
       1. Overhaul rewind starter if necessary.
       2. Test and repair electrical starting system if necessary using appropriate
           testing equipment and procedures.

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                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
                                       UNIT OF                                                      HOURS
                                    INSTRUCTION                                                   Even  Odd                   STANDARD
                                                                                                   Yr.   Yr.                OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                        8
XIII. Cleaning and Storing of Engines
    A. Parts of the Systems                                                                                                CDE/Ag Mechanics:
       1. Identify parts of the systems.                                                                                   F10.3




    B. Methods of Cleaning Engines and Equipment
       1. Demonstrate the appropriate method for the proper application.




    C. Cleaning Procedures
       1. Demonstrate the correct procedure for cleaning parts and equipment.




    D. Preparing Engines for Seasonal Storage
       1. Demonstrate correct storage preparation procedures as outlined in the
           owner’s manual.




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                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
                                       UNIT OF                                                      HOURS
                                    INSTRUCTION
        Power Equipment Mechanic Skills and Compact Diesel Power                                  Even        Odd         STANDARD
 Instructional Plan: 2+2 Merced College MA-30: Equipment Mechanic Skills                           Yr.        Yr.       OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                               20
XIV. Tools
    A. Identification
       1. Identify and explain usage of industry standard tools.


    B. Proper Tool Usage
       1. Demonstrate correct usage in a shop environment using industry
          standard tools.


    C. Measuring Devices
       1. For a given test, select and demonstrate the proper measuring device                                         Math:
                                                                                                                       Statistics, Data, Analysis and
          for the procedure using the following tools:                                                                 Probability G6-1.1
           Micrometers                                                                                                Mathematical Reasoning
           Dial Indicators                                                                                            G7-2.1
           Telescoping Bore Gauge
           Calipers


    D. Hoist Systems
       1. Explain the benefits and limitations of the following hoist systems and
           a correct application for each:
            Forklifts
            Hoists
            Jacks
            Jack Stands


    E. Cleaning Systems
       1. Explain the benefits and limitations of the following Cleaning System
           tools and the correct procedure for each:
            Boil out Tanks
            Steam/Pressure Cleaners
            Parts Washers
            Glass Beader
            Sand Blasting


    F. Pullers and Presses
       1. Demonstrate the usage of gear pullers, hydraulic presses, and arbor
           presses.




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                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
                                       UNIT OF                                                      HOURS
                                    INSTRUCTION                                                   Even  Odd               STANDARD
                                                                                                   Yr.   Yr.            OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                               See
                                                                                                             Previous
XIV. Tools-cont.                                                                                              Page
    G. Grinders, Borers, and Lathes
       1. Demonstrate the correct procedure and usage of valve stem grinders
           and valve seat grinders.
       2. Explain the reason for boring an engine cylinder and the correct
           procedure.
       3. Explain the possible usage of a lathe in the power equipment shop and
           its correct procedure.


    H. Air Driven Tools
       1. Identify, maintain, and demonstrate the proper usage of air driven tools
           such as the impact wrench, die grinders, tire inflation devices and lifts.


    I.   Specialty Tools
         1. Identify and demonstrate the proper usage of specialty tools as required
             for procedures outlined in the repair manual.


    J.   Thread Maintenance
                                                                                                                        English/L.A.:
         1. Broken Bolts: Remove a broken bolt using the proper drill bit and stud                                      Grades 9-10
            extractor.                                                                                                  Reading Comprehension
         2. Tap and Die Set: Demonstrate the correct usage of the tap and die set                                       2.1, 2.6
            to replace a set of damaged threads with the correct set of Helicoil®
            replacement threads.




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                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
                                       UNIT OF                                                      HOURS
                                    INSTRUCTION                                                   Even  Odd               STANDARD
                                                                                                   Yr.   Yr.            OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                               10
XV. Specialized Equipment
    A. Metalworking Equipment                                                                                          CDE/Ag Mechanics:
       1. Grinders: Set up and demonstrate the correct procedure for                                                   F7.1, F7.2, F7.3
          maintaining and using the bench grinder.                                                                     CDE/Ag Mechanics:
       2. Metal Cutting Methods: Explain the proper metal cutting method for a                                         F8.1, F8.2
          given piece of metal.
                                                                                                                       CDE/Ag Mechanics:
    B. Welding Equipment                                                                                               F3.2
       1. Explain the proper welding equipment and procedure for a given
          repair.

    C. Electrical Meters and Testing Equipment
       1. Demonstrate the correct selection and application of electrical
           multimeters for a given testing situation.

    D. Tool Sharpening and Tool Fitting
       1. Explain or demonstrate the procedure for sharpening tools and fixing
          broken handles.




                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
XVI. Specialized Tools                                                                              HOURS
    A. Power Equipment Fasteners                                                                  Even  Odd               STANDARD
       1. Identify and explain the proper usage of common power equipment                          Yr.  Yr.             OR FRAMEWORK
          fasteners.                                                                                            5
       2. Identify the grade of bolts based on the symbolic nomenclature.
       3. Select, install, and correctly torque a given fastener as per torque valve
          charts.




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                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
                                       UNIT OF                                                      HOURS
                                    INSTRUCTION                                                   Even  Odd               STANDARD
                                                                                                   Yr.   Yr.            OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                               10
XVII. Power Equipment Plumbing
    A. Identification of Plumbing Systems
       1. Identify and explain usage of plumbing systems found in power
           equipment.

    B. Copper Tubing
       1. Prepare and cut a correct length of tubing for fittings in a given
          situation.

    C. Brass Fittings
       1. Demonstrate the usage of a flaring tool to correctly install brass fittings
          to the above mentioned length of tubing.

    D. Pressure Hoses
       1. Identify and explain the usage of pressure hoses in power equipment.
       2. Identify the correct fittings and clamps for pressure hoses.




                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
XVIII. Hydraulics                                                                                   HOURS
    A. Fittings and Lines                                                                         Even  Odd               STANDARD
       1. Identify and explain the usage of hydraulic lines in power equipment.                    Yr.  Yr.             OR FRAMEWORK
       2. Identify the correct fittings and tools used in hydraulic applications.                              12
       3. Demonstrate in a drawing the correct symbols used in hydraulic plans
            and blueprints.




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                                                                                                  ESTIMATED
                                       UNIT OF                                                      HOURS
                                    INSTRUCTION                                                   Even  Odd               STANDARD
                                                                                                   Yr.   Yr.            OR FRAMEWORK
                                                                                                               45
XIX. Compact Diesel Power
    A. Comparison/Contrast of Diesel vs. Gasoline Engines                                                              CDE/Ag Mechanics:
       1. Explain the differences between diesel and gasoline engines in terms of                                      F10.1, F10.2, F10.3, F10.4,
                                                                                                                       F10.5, F10.6
          fuel systems, compression, and components.                                                                   (applies to A-K)

    B. Four Stoke Cycle Theory
       1. Explain the 4 cycle theory of a diesel engine.

    C. Fuel System Cleaning
       1. Explain the differences between gas and diesel engine air cleaning
           systems.

    D. Naturally Aspirated vs. Turbocharged
       1. Explain the benefits of a turbocharged system.
       2. Identify naturally aspirated and turbocharged engines and components.

    E. Fuel Pump
       1. Identify and explain the purpose of the fuel pump.

    F. Fuel Injection System
       1. Identify and explain the differences of rotary type and inline type fuel
           injection pumps.
       2. Identify the components of a fuel injection system.

    G. Timing
       1. Explain or demonstrate “Spill” timing.

    H. Nozzle/Injector Toubleshooting
       1. Using a nozzle rater, inspect and test nozzles to determine their
          effectiveness.

    I.   Lubrication System
         1. Identify components of the lubrication system in relationship to
            filtration and oil delivery.
         2. Explain the purpose of the lubrication system.

    J.   Cooling System
         1. Identify the components of the cooling system to include:
             Radiator
             Water Pump
             Thermostat
         2. Explain the purpose of the cooling system.

    K. Governor System
       1. Identify the components of the governor system.
       2. Explain the purpose of the governor system.
       3. Explain how to adjust the governor system as per repair manual and
          engine specifications.




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Merced County Regional Occupational Program                                                    Power Equipment Technology I/II




IX. COURSE HOURS:
                                     Total Classroom Hours:                           180 hours per year for up to two years
                                     Community Classroom Hours:                       N/A
                                     Total Hours:                                     360 hours over two years


X. STANDARDS REFERENCE CODE:


      SCANS:                            National Career Preparation Standards

      NCDG:                             National Career Development Guidelines

      AI:                               All Aspects of the Industry

      SCPS:                             State Career Preparation Standards

      CDE Ag Mechanics:                           California State Standards Agriculture and Natural Resources, Agriculture Mechanics

      CDE Physics:                                California State Science Standards, Physics Strand

      CDE English/L.A.:                 California State English/Language Arts Standards

      CDE Math:                         California State Mathematics Standards




XI.      LABOR MARKET INFORMATION: See Attached



XII.     DEMONSTRATED EFFECTIVENESS
         According to the Merced County ROP Follow-Up Report (VE-80C) of June 2003, 100% of students whose status
         was known and completed ROP Power Technology in 2002-2003, are either employed or planning to pursue
         higher education.




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