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Agricultural Power and Engineering

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In Delaware, career pathways begin in the public education system (K-12) through Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways offered in charter, comprehensive, and technical school districts. These pathways continue through adult education, occupational training programs, and postsecondary programs that are administered by partnering state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other service providers.

Agricultural Power and Engineering

The Agricultural Power and Engineering program of study provides students with the mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles and methods required to understand dynamic power systems and metal fabrication. Students practice real-world applications, communication skills, and problem-solving skills associated with dynamic power systems and metal fabrication. Students are prepared for a variety of careers including engineering, welding technicians, mechanical and industrial technicians, maintenance technicians, mechanical engineering, metal fabrication, CNC operators, power technology repair and troubleshooting, and green energy technologies.

Sequence of Courses:

Fundamentals of Agricultural Power and Engineering (FAPE)
Agricultural Welding and Fabrication (AWF)
Power and Mechanical Systems (PMS)

Early College Credit/Credentials:

NCCER Credentialed Craft Professional’s Training – Core Curriculum
OSHA 10-Hour Training for Construction
Advanced Standing in New Castle County Vo-Tech,
Polytech, and Sussex Tech Adult Education Programs

Work-Based Learning:

Job Shadowing
Mock Interviews
Resume Workshops

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Salary:

Common Positions:
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

Associates Degree

Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Industrial Engineering Technologist


Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Small Engines Mechanics

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Beatriz Ramirez , Student at William Penn

“Now I know what I want to do with my life, thanks to the focus on careers at William Penn. At first, I picked culinary arts because I didn’t know what else to do. But I fell in love with it!”