Semester of Graduation
Agricultural Education and Studies
First Major Professor
Dr. Mark S. Hainline
Master of Agriculture (MAg)
The purpose of this creative component is to form a common curriculum guide for the instruction of a year-long welding and cutting course in a high school education program. The importance of a well-rounded curriculum for agricultural mechanics subjects, such as welding and cutting, can be seen in programs around the state of Iowa who prepare students to work in professions such as manufacturing or various skilled trades. Materials have been gathered from five years of instructing high school agricultural education welding and cutting courses, and many years of welding industry experience from my grandfather’s and husband’s custom welding shops, and having at one point been certified through a partnership with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Vermeer, and Iowa Workforce Development in Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding for Manufacturing and American Welding Society (AWS) Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) in the following positions: 1G-1, 1G-UL, 3F, and 4F positions. This information was composed into a document which includes the following: A curriculum map, course pacing guide, a materials list, various worksheets and PowerPoints. This guide will to be given to new Iowa agricultural educators at the mid-term conference the fall of their first year of instructing, as well as to any instructors needing assistance with course planning for their various welding and cutting courses
Samson, Amber, "A common curriculum for welding and cutting courses in agricultural education programs in Iowa" (2019). Creative Components. 421.