AXED-AGRICULTURAL EXTN EDUC (AXED)
AXED 1110. Introduction to Agricultural, Extension, and Technology Education
3 Credits (3)
Orientation to programs, philosophies, competencies and leadership skills needed by professionals in agricultural and technology education, extension education, agricultural communications, and related career opportunities in industry, governmental agencies, and international organizations.
- Orient student to the AXED Department and their role as students.
- Explore career opportunities (and the related skill sets needed for success) in public schools, career and technical institutions, the cooperative extension service, community, and international development, agricultural communications, agricultural industry associations and public service (e.g., NMDA and USDA).
- Develop an understanding of the self-leadership skills needed to be effective in a variety of professional and personal environments.
- Familiarize students with the aspects included within a total program in agricultural or technology education.
- Strengthen skills in oral and written communications.
AXED 1120. Introduction to Agricultural Communication
3 Credits (3)
Students will learn about the history and theories of agricultural communications, be introduced to the degree program, explore careers in the field, and examine the role of media in agricultural communications.
- Identify classes needed in the degree program and relevant clubs.
- Recall important times in history of agricultural communication and journalism.
- Comprehend the communication process and identify its components.
- Identify effective and efficient media for agricultural communication.
- Analyze the various roles and uses of media in agriculture communication.
- Apply theories of communication and journalism to class assignments.
AXED 1130. Techniques in Agricultural Mechanization
3 Credits (2+2P)
Development of competencies in agricultural mechanics including safety, tool identification, operation and maintenance of hand and power tools, cold metal, drafting, and plumbing procedures. Designed for any major wishing to improve mechanical skills needed in agriculturally related occupations in education and industry.
- To understand basic drafting language used in orthographic and isometric drawings.
- To develop an understanding of the proper use and safety of basic hand and power tools.
- To develop skills needed to operate basic hand and power tools correctly.
- To develop an understanding of surveying methods and building layout for construction.
- To develop an adequate level of competence in workshop techniques.
- To prepare students to properly teach and demonstrate these techniques to others who may use them as a means of earning a living.
AXED 2110. Metal Fabrication
3 Credits (2+4P)
Instruction and skill development in process and procedures of metal fusion, including gas and electric welding techniques, safety, and oxy-acetylene cutting and welding. Designed to improve mechanical skills needed in agriculturally related occupations in education and industry.
- To develop students understanding and appreciation for metal fabrication, design and teaching.
- To develop in the student an adequate level of competence in shop work techniques, so that the student may be able to properly teach and demonstrate multiple metal fabrication techniques to others who may use them as a mean of earning a living.
- To develop the student's fundamental techniques in shielded metal arc welding, oxy-acetylene welding and cutting operations, metal inert gas welding (MIG), and gas tungsten-arc welding as needed in repair and construction of agricultural equipment.
- Student will understand appropriate shop management techniques and have an appreciation for mechanized agriculture.
- To assist the student in developing an understanding and comprehension of the fundamental principles that apply to the area of basic shop work included in this course; such as proper selection of electrodes, oxy-acetylene filler rods, welding processes best suited for given welding conditions, the proper tool for the job, etc.
- To develop in the student comprehension of safety practices that apply to the areas of basic shop work, tools, and equipment required in the course.
AXED 2120G. Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture
3 Credits (2+2P)
Theory and practice in leadership and communication for professionals who must work effectively in leadership and supervisory roles with people in agricultural business, industry, government agencies, and education. Course focuses on contemporary leadership theories. Oral communication skills in informative and persuasive speaking, parliamentary procedure, and for small groups are developed.
- Understanding Leadership: Definitions of Leadership; Agricultural Education, FFA , Leadership; Leadership Categories; Democratic, Authorization, and Situational Leadership; Personality and Leadership Relations; Developing Leaders; Personal Leadership Development; Ability, Experience, and the Opportunity to Lead; Leadership in the Workplace; Human Relations, Technical, and Conceptual Skills
- Communication Skills: Communication and Leadership; The Purpose of Communication; Forms of Communication; Communication Barriers and Styles; Verbal and Nonverbal Communication; Feedback; Self Communication and Interpersonal Communication
- Leading Individuals and Groups: Group Dynamics and Team Building; Democratic Group Leadership; Importance of Groups; Types of Groups; Organizing Groups; Group Dynamics, Development, and Discussion
- Conducting Successful Meetings: Skills Developed by Bring an Officer; Basic Meeting Functions; Characteristics of a Good Meetings; Planning and Preparing for Meetings; The Meeting Room; Committees; Informative and Motivational Meetings; Group Member Involvement; Officer and Member Responsibilities; Developing a Program of Activities
AXED 2130. Early Field-Based Experience
2 Credits (2)
First Hand view of the roles of professional educators through field experiences with Cooperative Extension or other government agencies. Includes 4 weeks of classroom instruction and 30 hours of observation in a work setting. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.
- Identify successful characteristics, tips and strategies that an agricultural education professional may use as part of their program.
- Identify key components of an agricultural education program
- Actively observe a local agricultural education program.
- Identify ways that your agency program networks and interacts with clientele and community
AXED 2140. Early Field-Based Experience in Agricultural and Technology Education
2 Credits (2)
First-hand view of the roles of professional educators through field experiences in a secondary agricultural or technology education setting. Includes 4 weeks of classroom instruction and 30 hours of observations in a classroom setting. Consent of Instructor required.
- Explain student outcomes related to agricultural education
- Examine the role of agriculture teachers to accomplish the purpose of agricultural education.
- Explain the relationship between motivation and learning
- Describe how teachers facilitate learning in an agriculture classroom.
- Reproduce the three-circle model of agriculture education.
- Provide an example of instruction in each of the three circles and
- instruction that happens in more than one circle.
- Deliver instruction in a classroom or laboratory setting.
- Deliver instruction related to FFA
- Deliver instruction related to SAEP
AXED 2996. Special Topics
Specific subjects and credits to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 4 credits per semester. No more than 6 credits toward degree.