Teachers, CTAERN 3852 Agricultural Electrification has been posted to the CTAERN website and registration is now open. The course will be held at Banks County High School beginning on Monday, June 9 and will conclude on Thursday, June 12. This course will utilize classroom instruction, hands-on experience, demonstrations and observation to help teachers develop knowledge and skills necessary for teaching electricity in agriculture. Course content will include understanding principles of electricity, interpreting the National Electrical Code, planning electrical circuits, selecting wiring tools and materials, determining load, installation of branch and feeder circuits, electric motor nameplate ratings and installation, and motor contactors and controls. Motor contactors and controls as well as electric motors may be utilized in portions of the area and state Ag. Mechanics CDE's beginning in FY15.

Each teacher will be expected to provide the following materials and will need to bring the materials with them to the workshop: 

colored pencils - 1 red, 1 - blue, 1 - black, 1 - green 
3 ring binder or other suitable notebook with paper 
50 ft. 14-2 AWG w/ground NM Cable
50 ft. 14-3 AWG w/ground NM cable 
25 ft. 18 AWG stranded copper THHN or THWN insulated conductor (individual conductor, not cable) 
20 - spade connectors for 18 AWG conductor 
Safety glasses 
flash drive 

Tools will be provided for teachers to use during the workshop. Teachers who would like to bring their own tools will need the following:
Wire strippers 
Electricians/cable splicers knife 
#2 Phillips screwdriver 
Standard screwdriver 
Lineman's pliers 
Cordless drill & 5/16" nut driver bit 
Measuring tape

Please contact me if you have any questions or need further information. You may click on the following link to go to the CTAERN website:

CTAERN website link: https://www.ctaern.org/

Sidney Bell
Area Agricultural Mechanics Teacher
North Region Agricultural Education
209 Four Towers
University of Georgia
Athens, Ga. 30602
Office: (706) 552 - 4464
Cell: (706) 612 - 4789
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