S.A.V.E. Curriculum with KSU Campus

SAVE Certificates offered at 16 and 30 hours of Agricultural classes completed with both SAVE and KSU.

General Education Required Courses:

AGRON 101 Agronomy Orientation

Required Courses:

AGRON 220 Crop Science

ASI 102 Principles of Animal Science

AGEC 120 Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

ASI 105 Animal Sciences and Industry

Financial Aid, GI Bill, Voc Rehab, Scholarships, and Part Time Employment available for assistance

Kansas State University

K-State Course List

Courses required by SAVE to issue a certificate

Course Descriptions

AGRON 101 Agronomy Orientation

Introduction to agronomy options, activities, resources, and careers. Required of all freshmen in agronomy at K-State.

 

AGRON 220 Crop Science

Principles underlying practices used in the culture of grain and forage crops. Crop classification, structure, growth, and improvement. Crop response to environmental factors, soils, and pests and associated management practices. Laboratories will cover crop botany, crop development, and problem-solving. A basic course for majors in agronomy and others interested in crop production.

 

ASI 102 Principles of Animal Science

Basic principles which apply to animal agriculture; a survey of the industry; types, purposes, and products of livestock; principles of breeding, selection, nutrition, lactation, reproduction, management, and marketing.

AGEC 120 Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

A course suggested for all students interested in the agricultural economy. A study of economic principles, with emphasis on their application to the solution of farm, agribusiness, and agricultural industry problems in relationship to other sectors of the United States economy and foreign countries.

ASI 105 Animal Sciences and Industry

A study of the breeding and market types and classes of livestock including a comparison of the live animal and carcass evaluation.

Servicemember Agricultural Vocation Education (SAVE Farm)

General Education Required Courses for 16 Hour SAVE Certificate:

SAV 100 Cultural Norms

SAV 200 Financial Bootcamp

General Education Required Courses for 30 Hour SAVE Certificate:

SAV 100 Cultural Norms

SAV 200 Financial Bootcamp

SAV 103 Farming History & Background

Required Courses for 30 Hour SAVE Certificate:

SAV 201 Ag Marketing

SAV 170 Natural Resource Management

Courses

SAV Enterprise Discussion Intro

SAV General Safety Discussion

SAV Problem Solving

SAV Maintenance

SAV Cultural Norms

SAV Military Community

SAV Farm Community

SAV Who do I Believe?

SAV Tractors

SAV Implement Basics

SAV Hay

                                                                                  MATC

Tentative Summer Schedule
Auto Tech Maintenance runs Monday – Thursday from 8 am – 2 pm
Welding courses run Monday – Thursday from 6 am – 12pm


COURSE 2019-2020                                                                   TUITION             LAB FEE              CR HR FEE
AMT 109 Intro to Automotive Technology 2 SCH                  360.00                    50.00                  120.00
WLD 100 Welding Safety/OSHA 10 2 SC                                  360.00                    25.00                  120.00
WLD 116 Fabrication 1 SCH                                                        180.00                  100.00                  60.00
WLD 140 Intro to SMAW 3 SCH                                                  540.00                  75.00                  180.00
WLD 150 Intro to GMAW 3 SCH                                                 540.00                  75.00                   180.00

Course Descriptions
AMT 109 Intro to Automotive Technology 2 SCH
This course is an introduction to automotive technology as it relates to safety, tools, and history. Topics covered include safety and pollution training, proper tool usage, lift safety, chemical safety, decoding VIN numbers, a brief history of the automobile, and using service information.

WLD 100 Welding Safety/OSHA 10 2 SCH
Through a variety of classroom and/or lab learning and assessment activities, students in this course will explain job/site safety and precautions for job/site hazards; determine the uses of personal protective equipment (PPE); identify the safety equipment and procedures related to safe work practices and environment; identify fire prevention and protection techniques; explore Hazardous Communications (HazCom) including Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

WLD 116 Fabrication 1 SCH
To provide knowledge for the welder and fitter to become familiar with the types of set-up tools and their use and to locate and align parts according to design specifications for the completed weldment.

WLD 140 Intro to SMAW 3 SCH
Through classroom and/or lab/shop learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: describe the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW); demonstrate the safe and correct set up of the SMAW workstation; associate SMAW electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria; demonstrate proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the flat position; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the horizontal position; perform basic SMAW welds on selected weld joints; and perform visual inspection of welds.

WLD 150 Intro to GMAW 3 SCH
Through classroom and/or shop/lab learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: explain gas metal arc welding process (GMAW); demonstrate the safe and correct set up of the GMAW workstation.; correlate GMAW electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria; demonstrate proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the flat position; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the horizontal position; produce basic GMAW welds on selected weld joints; and conduct visual inspection of GMAW welds.

SAVE Certification Requirements

SAV Tractor Maintenance

SAV Vehicle Maintenance

SAVChainsaw Basics

SAV Rabbits

SAV Agribusiness overview

SAV Marketing

SAV Marketing Exercise Course

SAV Animal Husbandry

SAV Specialty Livestock

SAV On-Farm Processing

SAV Financial Bootcamp

Golden Prairie Honey Farms (GPHF)

Woodworking training including the building of livestock sheds and beehives occurs at the farm production site, 8859 Green Valley Drive, Unit 4, Manhattan, KS. 1 week of training occurs immediately after the MATC training. Beekeeping training also occurs at this site and for those who wish to learn at the apprentice, journeyman, and master levels, training occurs at the SAVE/Golden Prairie apiaries and in the honey production center.

 

SAV 201 Woodworking – TBD

Beekeeping

            SAV 101 Apprentice – 3hr

            SAV 102 Journeyman – 3hr

            SAV 101 Master – 4hr

Farm Tours

SAVE sponsors farm tours most every Friday during the growing season, in order to familiarize students/participants with a diverse variety of agribusiness operations and methods. Participants visit local crop or animal farms and agribusiness programs. The participants receive informative tours at a wide variety of farming and ranching operations, as well as supportive agricultural industries.  Tour program intent is to immerse participants into as many such programs as are available/ possible during the Tour season, find ag-resources and support, explore networking opportunities, learn about available funding/grants, learn about internship possibilities, and establish connections with similar organizations in attendee’s home state. Tour goals include participant exposure to KS producers who can well articulate their operation with details about production, costs, gains, time-frames, equipment requirements, lessons learned, and possible veteran mentoring/ succession. 

SAVE Student Manual

Special Programs

Students will receive certificates or licenses to enable success on the farm in the following areas:

 

Certification to apply chemicals

Certification for food processing

Fencing: planning and installation

Tree and brush clearing – use of chainsaws and trimming equipment

Building of pole barns and sheds

Reference to attain a Commercial (DL) driver’s license

 

Online Learning

Online courses will be limited, but the offerings will expand over time. Speak with your SAVE personnel for more questions.

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SAVE is a registered charitable organization in Kansas and a 501c3 Corporation.