Within the Agriculture Power Machinery Operation I curriculum, students have the opportunity to learn about and become skilled with an Oxyacetylene torch. In this picture Mr. Dudley Vance, at Choctaw County Career and Technology Center, is demonstrating and explaining how to establish a neutral flame with the torch. Students learn that the neutral flame is the optimum flame required for welding and cutting practices. Throughout the school year, students use this equipment on various agriculture equipment and community projects.
When students return for their second year in this program, they study and demonstrate more complex cutting and welding applications. Both the Year 1 and 2 students are given the opportunity to join Future Farmers of America, which is the student organization for this class. As a member of FFA, students have the chance to use their skills in competition against other schools within the state.