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Agricultural Structures & Engineering

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Career pathways span secondary and postsecondary education, align to employer needs and careers, and provide high-quality education, training, and support services for youth and adults.

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 Structures & Engineering

The Agricultural Structures & Engineering pathway is designed to provide students with the scientific principles and methods required to understand the interrelationships of construction. Students practice real world applications and problem solving skills associated with agricultural designs and engineering principles. Students utilize problem solving as well as communication skills to develop engineering concepts and building practices that are sound and reliable.

The program prepares students for a variety of careers including carpentry, engineering, architectural design, electrical, plumbing, masonry, construction framing, business management, sales, building maintenance, home improvement, and green energy technologies.

Sequence of Courses:

Fundamentals of Agricultural
Structures and Engineering
Structural Systems in
Agriculture
Essential Skills in Agricultural
Structures and Engineering

Early College Credit/Credentials:

NCCER Credentialed Craft
Professional’s Training –
Core Curriculum
OSHA 10-Hour Training
for Construction
NCCER Credentialed Craft
Professional’s Training – Welding Level
Advanced Standing in
Polytech and Sussex Tech Adult
Education Programs

Work-Based Learning:

Job Shadowing
Mock Interviews
Resume Workshops
Mentorships

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Salary:
$71,060

Common Positions:
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Associates Degree

Average Salary:
$42,910

Common Positions:
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Certificate

Average Salary:
$34,470

Common Positions:
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

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Wage Differential

Bilingual employees are compensated with a language differential of 5-20% more per hour than the base rate of a monolingual employee

Student pathway Testimonials

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!”