“Attitude, attendance, and you make the difference.”
- Mr. Seibel
- Learn to be organized, communicate well, and respect others
- Study engines, fuel systems, fabrication, CAT lift trucks, electronics, air conditioning, hydraulics, and power trains
- Certification can be earned in the areas of air conditioning and lift trucks
- Graduates service, sell, and repair the vehicles that keep America working
Power Technologies is an experience that provides solid fundamentals of industry knowledge combined with learning lifelong skills for students to work organized, communicate well, and respect others. Power Technologies offers these areas of study: engines, fuel systems, fabrication, CAT lift trucks, electronics, air conditioning, hydraulics, and power trains. Certifications can be achieved in the areas of air conditioning and lift trucks. As the industry focus moves towards electronic controlled systems, the instruction will provide the knowledge necessary to understand and diagnose these systems and controls. Classroom examples are provided with hands-on experience for an excellent learning experience.
Students of the Power Technologies major may participate in FFA contests such as Agricultural and Industrial Diagnostics, Outdoor Power and Equipment, and Ag Mechanics. In the past, state winning teams have received scholarships from these FFA contests. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Skills USA contests. Co-op and Apprenticeship opportunities are available for students who achieve high marks and great attendance.
Power Technologies curriculum includes instruction in the classroom and lab, with application on lab equipment, and work on customer machines. Students will work in groups and individually on assigned tasks to finish work orders, order parts, and complete repairs. Students will also complete lift truck training modules in the areas of electrical, hydraulics, steering, brakes, and cooling systems. Students learn the importance of having the right tool for the job and perform daily clean up of their work area and lab.
Have you ever wanted to work at the dealership in your hometown? Graduates have gone on to work at dealerships of over-the-road trucks, heavy equipment, agriculture dealerships, and rental fleets. Many students pursue their two-year associate's degree while working at a place of employment. Yet another option upon graduation is pursuing a four-year degree. The possibilities are endless. Students have gone on to study mobile hydraulics, diesel technology, high performance, and agricultural technician. If you love the industry, but prefer a different view, consider joining a parts or sales team. Also, consider that graduates can pursue employment in diesel generators, off-road equipment and independent shops as well. Graduates service, sell, and repair the vehicles that keep America working!
For more information on this career field, check out the links below:AgCareers.com