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Brenham · Agricultural Sciences · Agriculture - AGRI

Agriculture Construction I

  • Fall 2020
  • Section 001 CRN-10984
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/24/2020 to 12/10/2020
  • Modified 08/18/2020

Meeting Times


  • Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00 AM to 11:50 AM, Rankin Ag Shop 120

Contact Information

Instructor: Ben Burroughs

Office Hours

  • RACS 104

Office hours are virtual. You must schedule an appointment with me through email.  


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.


Text: Identifying Lumber and Computing Bill of Materials 2003 Estimating Materials Needed For Concrete 2004 Electrical Wiring 2002 Safely Using Power Tools 1999 Selection of Wood and Other Building Materials 2005 all of the above materials are from Instructional Material Services

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                                           400 points

Semester project/ Lab Exercises              100 Points

Drawings/ Drafting/BOM                           300 points

Lab Proficiency Quizzes                             250 points (hands on quizzes for wood and metal)

A= 900-1000

B= 800-899

C= 700-799

D= 600-699

F= <599

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.

Information about the changes Blinn has made to the Fall semester: Back with Blinn.


Week       Meeting Details Meeting Contact Hours Weekly Contact Hours
1 T 8/25/2020   Class orientation and online login 1.5 3
R 8/27/2020   Shop safety, Measuring Tape, and safety quiz 1.5
  T 9/1/2020   Oxy -Fuel Safety and lighting quiz 1.5 3
R 9/3/2020   Oxy Fuel Cutting quiz and station assignment 1.5
3 T 9/8/2020   Intro to SMAW and practice 1.5 3
W 9/9/2020 Day of Record    
R 9/10/2020   Welding with  Alternating Current (6011) 1.5
4 T 9/15/2020   Welding with Direct Current (6010) 1.5 3
R 9/17/2020   Welding with Direct Current (7018) 1.5
5 T 9/22/2020   Exam over SMAW (AC & DC) 1.5 3
R 9/24/2020   Intro to GMAW welding (MIG) and gases used 1.5
6 T 9/29/2020   Quiz over parts of GMAW Machine and setup following chart 1.5 3
R 10/1/2020   GMAW welding Flat and Vertical 1.5
7 T 10/6/2020   GMAW welding Flat and Vertical 1.5 3
R 10/8/2020   Exam over GMAW Flat push and pull 1.5
8 T 10/13/2020   Quiz over GMAW Vertical Up and Down 1.5 3
  10/15/2020   Intro to Spool Gun maint and setup 1.5
9 T 10/20/2020   GMAW Spool Gun welding (Al) and FCAW 1.5 3
R 10/22/2020   Quiz over Spool Gun (Al) and FCAW welding 1.5
  T 10/27/2020   Introduction to Wood Shop and safety 1.5 3
R 10/29/2020   Types of Wood 1.5
11 T 11/3/2020   Fastners and glues 1.5 3
R 11/5/2020   Machine safety and proper use 1.5
12 T 11/10/2020   Drafting and Bill of Materials 1.5 3
R 11/12/2020   Drafting and Bill of Materials 1.5
13 T 11/17/2020   Drafting and Bill of Materials 1.5 3
R 11/19/2020   Machine ID and Drafting /Bill of Materials quiz 1.5
14 T 11/24/2020   Draft and Start on Bill of materials for  1.5 3
R 11/26/2020 Holiday   1.5
15 T 12/1/2020 Online Meeting Wood Machine Maintaince 1.5 3
R 12/3/2020 Online Meeting Wood Machine Maintaince 1.5
16 M 12/7/2020 Online Final Final online using Honorlock   3
T 12/8/2020 Online Final  
W 12/9/2020 Online Final    
R 12/10/2020 Online Final    
          Total Contact Hours 48