Jessie Shafer
    Agricuture Mechanics Teacher
    E-mail  shaferj@selsd.com
    814-662-2741 ext 2170


    Weekly Standardes : 


    Animal Science -11/25-12/12/2019 " Physiology Unit"

    • 2.2 Identify and demonstrate the proper use, maintenance and storage of livestock/poultry/laboratory animal equipment
    • 2.3 Safely handle animal products (health products, meat, milk, wastes)
    • 5.3 Analyze the impact of new and emerging technologies on the marketing and management of animals
    • 10.1 Describe normal animal behavior by species, along with causes and potential results of abnormal behavior (social, sexual and ingestive)
    • 10.2 Explain behavioral modification and its use in managing animals
    • 10.3 Demonstrate proper handling techniques and describe the related psychological/behavioral principles
    • 11.1 Explain the appropriate use of various animal management record keeping methods
    • 11.2 Identify animal identification techniques and their proper application
    • 11.3 Describe the purposes of animal management practices used to control animal behavior, handling safety and housing
    • 13.1 Identify the organs and functions of the pulmonary, circulatory and immune systems
    • 13.2 Recognize, identify and evaluate the effects of common diseases, parasites and poisons
    • 13.3 Describe preventative animal health and treatment techniques
    • 13.4 Explain local, state, federal and international laws and regulations which govern animal health
    • 13.5 Develop a preventative health management plan for a specific species 13.6 Interpret animal health product labels
    • 13.7 Demonstrate safe and proper application and administration of animal health products


    10/24-11/22/2019 " Meat Unit" 

    • 5.2 Describe environmental, food, medicines, public safety and biosecurity issues related to animal health
    • 6.1 Identify species, breeds and associated products and uses
    • 6.3 Analyze trends and the effect of industry standards on consumer preferences and vice versa
    • 14.2 Explain animal product labeling and packaging
    • 14.3 Describe the uses of animal products for human and animal consumption
    • 15.1 Research and describe current consumer food trends
    • 15.4 Explain local and global consumer concerns of animal agriculture over food safety and animal welfare


    Course Discription: 

    Animal Science 


    CIP 01.0000

    Credit 1- 1 period

    Grades 9-10-11-12

    This course will emphasize the large animal production industry. Production of cattle, sheep, goats, and swine will be explored. Units of instruction will include feeding and nutrition, selection, housing, anatomy, marketing, and available careers. Many skills will be developed by using the animals in the Agriculture Department as hands on learning experience. *College Credit available for this course through Penn State * This course is a prerequisite for Equine Science and Veterinary Science.


    Power Equipment and Repair- 10/08-12/20/2019 "Welding Unit"

    • 2.1 Demonstrate positive safety attitudes and responsibilities
    • 2.2 Recognized and demonstrate safety rules and regulations
    • 2.3 Describe safety regulations and consumer safety protection opportunities
    • 5.1 Identify and select various types of metals and plastics, and welding and cutting equipment
    • 5.2 Select, adjust and operate oxy-fuel and plastic equipment with and without appropriate filler rods
    • 5.3 Select and safely operate the appropriate electric and oxy-acetylene welding equipment
    • 5.4 Demonstrate and identify the various types of quality welds and cuts and their components to insure quality products


    Course Discription:

    Power Equipment and Repair 

    Year Course

    CIP 01.0000/ 01.0201

    Credit 1 – 1 period

    Grades 9, 10

    Students will learn the principles of 2 and 4 cycle small gas engines. Students will disassemble and reassemble an engine restoring it to proper working order. Repair of lawn mowers, rototillers, and other pieces of equipment will be important elements of this course. Students will perform basic maintenance on agriculture tractors and equipment. Along with safe operation, students will learn how to properly operate Oxyacetylene torches, Plasma Cutters, Mig and ARC welders, and other equipment used in the repair of agriculture equipment. Other elements of agriculture power equipment including electric motors and hydraulics will be included in this course. Students may elect this course for two years.