Technical Agriculture Operations

Technological and economic factors have changed the way people around the world perceive the importance of agriculture. Technical Agriculture Operations includes the teaching of agricultural sciences, natural resources, land management, and the 21st Century tools and technologies used in the field. This includes mechanical operations, welding, small engine maintenance and repair, planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, and health, safety, and environmental issues. This program is taught through hands-on experiences that prepare students for both entry-level jobs and/or higher-level education.

Program Offered At
Potential Industry Certifications / Credentials

  • Agricultural Mechanics Specialist Certification
  • Agriculture Systems Associate Certification

Areas of Study

  • Hands-on, real-world Agriculture experiences are taught on-site at Fort Pierce Westwood’s agriculture facility which includes steer barn, swine stalls, growing fields, and much more!
  • Students learn about agriculture, food, and natural resources.
  • A wide variety of skills are emphasized with classroom and lab lessons including mechanical operations, welding, small engine maintenance and repair.
  • Future Farmers of America (FFA) is an active co-curricular student organization whose activities are fully integrated into the program. FFA provides students with hands-on experience in leadership, organization, public speaking, directed studies, and more.
  • Students will have the opportunity to achieve the Agricultural Mechanics Specialist credential offered through the Florida Farm Bureau.

This program supports students' college and career readiness. Students are college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in college credit-bearing courses within an associate or bachelor degree program without the need for remediation. Students need these same attributes and levels of achievement to enter and succeed in post-secondary workforce education or to enter a career path offering a living wage and future advancement.