Agriculture and Natural Resources

Small Engines

Enjoy working with your hands and using equipment? This pathway blends agriculture and manufacturing knowledge and skills, providing hands-on experiences working with engines and power systems.

Begin Your Journey

Agricultural Mechanics I

Develop knowledge and technical skills in the broad field of machinery, equipment, and structures. Learn how to handle, repair, and maintain tools, equipment, and machinery. Topics include mechanic safety, agricultural engineering career opportunities, hand/power tool use and selection, electrical wiring, fencing, paints and preservatives, basic metal working, basic construction skills related to plumbing, carpentry, and basic welding.

Agricultural Mechanics II - Small Engines

Apply basic knowledge of small engines acquired through Briggs and Stratton training modules. Practice hands-on skills outlined in the training program and prepare for the Briggs and Stratton competency-based certification exam.

Get Certified

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Agriculture) Certification

From OSHA basics to agriculture industry-specific workplace hazards such as confined spaces and tractor safety, this course provides foundational knowledge of occupational safety and health standards appropriate for careers in the agriculture industry

North Carolina Competency Certification

This certification is available to those students who complete the Small Engines Curriculum offered through Briggs and Stratton Power Portal.

Expand Your Journey

Found your passion? These courses relate to this career pathway and may align to your career and college goals. Find out which of these may be available at your school and consider adding them to your Course Plan in Xello.

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Browse enhancement courses:

  • Agriscience Applications
  • Agricultural Mechanics II
  • Automotive Service Fundamentals
  • Horticulture II Landscaping

Earn College Credit

Get a head start on your college education by taking advantage of dual credit opportunities. There are CTE courses that can articulate to the community college, meaning they will award college credit. Also, the Career & College Promise (CCP) program allows eligible high school students to enroll in community college classes.

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Careers focused on the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products or resources.