Course Description: To be prepared for careers in agriculture, food, and natural resources, students must attain academic skills and knowledge in agriculture. This course allows students to develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, personal development, globalization, industry standards, details, practices, and expectations. To prepare for success, students need to have opportunities to learn, reinforce experience, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings.
Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance
Course Description: Students gain knowledge and skills in economies and private enterprise systems, the impact of global business, marketing of goods and services, advertising, and product pricing. Students analyze the sales process and financial management principles. This course allows students to reinforce, apply, and transfer academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems and settings in business, marketing, and finance.
College Credit Opportunity: Possible Technical Dual Credit with Tyler Junior College
Course Description: Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to become an entrepreneur. Students will learn the principles necessary to begin and operate a business. The primary focus of the course is to help students understand the process of analyzing a business opportunity, preparing a business plan, determining feasibility of an idea using research, and developing a plan to organize and promote the business and its products and services. In addition, students understand the capital required, the return on investment desired, and the potential for profit
Mechanics and Metal Fabrication
Course Description: Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies is designed to develop an understanding of agricultural mechanics as it relates to safety and skills in tool operation, electrical wiring, plumbing, carpentry, fencing, concrete, and metal working techniques. To prepare for careers in agricultural power, structural, and technical systems, students must attain academic skills and knowledge; acquire technical knowledge and skills related to power, structural, and technical agricultural systems and the industry; and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, industry certifications, and industry expectations.
Collision Repair and Finishing
Recommended Prerequisite(s): Ag Mechanics & Metal Technologies
Licensure or Certification Opportunity: Yes
Course Expenses: Collision Shirt
Course Description: Collision Repair includes knowledge of the processes, technologies, and materials used in the reconstruction of vehicles. This course is designed to teach the concepts and theory of systems related to automotive collision repair and refinishing.
Credit: 2 (TJC)
Course Description: In these courses, you will learn to troubleshoot, diagnose, identify parts, repair components, and service vehicles equipped with hybrid drivetrains, active suspensions, satellite guidance systems and computer controlled engines, multi-speed automatic transmissions, 4-wheel drive systems.The automotive laboratory on the TJC West Campus to operate similarly to an actual automotive repair business. You will hone your skills as a valuable team member while working on a fleet of 40 late model vehicles, including eight hybrids and three diesels. Students are encouraged to work on their own vehicles as well. Students interested in this TJC program are required to pass the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test prior to registration and enrollment.
Course Description: Paint and Refinishing includes knowledge of processes, technologies, and materials used in the reconstruction of vehicles. This course is designed to teach the concept and theory of systems related to automotive paint and refinishing.
Advanced Automotive Technology
Credit: 3 (TJC)
Course Description: This course is the year 2 continuation of the TJC Automotive program. Successful completion of year 1 is required to register for this course. The automotive laboratory on the TJC West Campus is set to operate similarly to an actual automotive repair business. You will hone your skills as a valuable team member while working on a fleet of 40 late model vehicles, including eight hybrids and three diesels.