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Brenham · Agricultural Sciences · Agriculture - AGRI

Agriculture Construction I

  • Fall 2018
  • Section 002 CRN-11233
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/27/2018 to 12/13/2018
  • Modified 08/08/2018

Meeting Times


  • Wednesday, 1:00 PM to 4:50 PM, Rankin Ag Shop Classroom 130

Contact Information

Instructor: Ben Burroughs

Office Hours

  • Monday, Friday, 10:00 PM to 2:00 PM, RACS


Safety procedures, selection, use, and maintenance of hand and power tools; metal cutting and welding; and construction materials and principles.





Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.



1. Demonstrate proper safety procedures in an agricultural construction laboratory.

2. Determine the proper usage of common hand and power tools.

3. Demonstrate principles of project layout (e.g. measurements, squaring, leveling).

4. Demonstrate proper use of metal cutting and welding equipment.

5. Apply basic wiring and plumbing techniques.

6. Illustrate the principles of surveying and concrete layout.


Online: ICEV-online

Course Requirements

  1. The student  will prepare a bill of materials for a selected woodworking project. The bill of materials will be  90%  accurate and will be completed  before construction is begun on the semester project. 
  2. The student will demonstrate power tool safety and correctly pass a tool safety test with 90% accuracy.
  3. The student will construct a power tool test project (the thing) to 1/16” accuracy
  4. The student will demonstrate electrical wiring circuits on the electrical test panel to 1/16” accuracy.
  5. The student will draw a complete set of  plans for the semester wood construction project and the plans must march the constructed project to 1/16”  per foot.



Classroom tests/quizzes                             1000 points of Grade

Semester project/ Lab Exercises                1000 points of Grade

Class Participation                                        500 points of Grade

Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes

Personal Project                               

Week One Meeting Details Lec Weekly
29 Aug Lecture-Welding Lab Class Orientation & safety 4 4
  Lecture- Oxy Fuel  
Video- Oxy Fuel
Lab-Demo Oxy Fuel
Week Two   Lec Weekly
5 Sept Lecture- Oxy Fuel & Test 1 4 4
Video- Oxy Fuel
Lab-Demo Oxy Fuel
  Lecture- Stick Welding  
Video- Arc Welding
Lab- Demo Stick Welding
Week Three   Lec Weekly
12 Sept Lecture- Stick Welding 4 4
Video- Arc Welding
Lab- Demo Stick Welding
  Lecture- Stick Welding & Test 2  
Video- Arc Welding
Lab- Demo Stick Welding
Week Four   Lec Weekly
19 Sept Lecture- Mig Welding 4 4
Video- Gas Arc Mig
Lab- Demo Mig Welding
  Lecture- Mig Welding  
Video- Gas Arc Mig
Lab- Demo Mig Welding
Week Five   Lec Weekly
26 Sept Lecture- Mig & Test 3 4 4
Video- Gas Arc Mig
Lab- Demo Mig Welding
  Lecture- Tig Welding  
Video- Gas Arc Tig
Lab- Demo Tig Steel
Week Six   Lec Weekly
3 Oct Lecture- Tig Welding 4 4
Video- Gas Arc Tig
Lab- Demo Tig Al
  Lecture- Tig & Test 4  
Video- Gas Arc Tig
Lab- Lab
Week Seven   Lec Weekly
10 Oct Lecture- Plasma Arc & Test 5 4 4
Video- Plasma Torch
Lab- Demo Plasma Cutting
  Lecture- Tap and Die Threads  
Video- Tap and Die
Lab- Demo Drilling and Threading
Week Eight   Lec Weekly
17 Oct Lecture- Tap and Die Threads 4 4
Video- Tap and Die
Lab- Lab
  Lecture- Tap and Die Threads & Test 6  
Video- Tap and Die
Lab- Lab
Week Nine   Lec Weekly
24 Oct   4 4
Woods Lab Class Orientation & Safety
Wood and Trees



Lumber Sizes Grading  

Week Ten


  Lec Weekly

31 Oct


Building Materials 4 4



Lumber Terms/Defects  

Week Eleven

  Lec Weekly

7 Nov

Wood Species/Board Foot 4 4


Major test   

Week Twelve

  Lec Weekly


Personal Project  4 4


Personal Project   
Week Thirteen   Lec Weekly

21 Nov Thanksgiving Break

Personal Project  4 4


 Personal Project   
Week Fourteen   Lec Weekly

28 Nov

Personal Project  4 4


Personal Project   
Week Fifteen   Lec Weekly

5 Dec

Personal Project  4 4


Review / Personal Project   
Week Sixteen  - Finals Week   Lec Weekly
  Wednesday Dec 12 3:15-5:30pm 2.7  
   Final Counts as Three hours.  


   Total Contact Hours