# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Systems Management Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Systems Management (8043/36 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Note: Competencies 39-43 have been added to ensure compliance with federal legislation: National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act (Public Law 116-7, https://www.congress.gov/116/plaws/publ7/PLAW-116publ7.pdf). All inquiries may be sent to cte@doe.virginia.gov. Students are provided opportunities for leadership, personal growth, and career success. Instruction is delivered through three major components: classroom/lab instruction, supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program, and student leadership (FFA).

  1. Identify the role of supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs) in agricultural education.
  2. Participate in an SAE.

Exploring Leadership Opportunities through FFA

  1. Identify the benefits and responsibilities of FFA membership.
  2. Describe leadership characteristics and opportunities as they relate to agriculture and FFA.
  3. Apply for an FFA degree and/or an agricultural proficiency award.

Developing Safety Skills and Awareness

  1. Complete a nationally recognized certification for first aid.
  2. Complete a nationally recognized certification in CPR/AED (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automatic External Defibrillator).
  3. Explain the dangers and hazards associated with the outdoors.

Promoting Leisure and Recreation Enterprises

  1. Evaluate the significance of recreation and leisure to individuals’ attitudes and values, behaviors, and use of resources.
  2. Research the evolution and significance of recreation and leisure in different cultures.
  3. Conduct an agriscience research project related to outdoor recreation, parks, and tourism management.
  4. Explain the added value of ecotourism to states and localities.
  5. Explore potential resources to promote and enhance the leisure experience.
  6. Describe the procedures for promoting, organizing, and conducting a hunting and/or fishing expedition.
  7. Explain the benefits of therapeutic recreation.
  8. Develop a plan to promote Outward Bound experiences as therapeutic recreation.
  9. Develop a plan for providing a unique outdoor experience to consumers.
  10. Evaluate marketing strategies and techniques for promoting the outdoor experience.
  11. Create a marketing piece that can be used to promote an eco-tourism business or outdoor recreation event.
  12. Explore customer service programs and techniques for parks, recreational areas, and recreation enterprises.

Managing Recreational Areas and Enterprises

  1. Identify the major components of state and local recreational areas.
  2. Identify the characteristics and locations of state parks and national forests.
  3. Describe safety procedures that should be followed when camping, hunting, fishing, and boating.
  4. Develop procedures for maintaining security and preventing accidents.
  5. Inspect recreational areas for safety hazards.
  6. Describe procedures for apprehending violators in recreational areas and parks.
  7. Explain the procedure for preparing a case for prosecution against violators.
  8. Develop a plan to establish living fences.
  9. Advise visitors on navigational methods within recreational areas and parks.
  10. Develop a plan for cleaning and sanitizing campground and recreational area buildings.
  11. Develop a list of common supplies needed for various recreation facilities.
  12. Describe methods for controlling insects in camping areas.
  13. Describe methods for minimizing negative wildlife encounters in camping areas.
  14. Develop rules for campgrounds and recreational areas.
  15. Develop a plan for the location, construction, and maintenance of scenic trails with minimal environmental impact.
  16. Compile an inventory of a site's natural and historical resources.
  17. Explain the roles and duties of outdoor recreation supervisors, employees, and volunteers.

Planning Recreational Activities

  1. Design a recreational enterprise.
  2. Develop a plan for gathering data on the use of a recreational area.
  3. Develop plans for various outdoor recreation activities.
  4. Develop an interpretive or environmental education program.
  5. Design a play area for children.
  6. Describe the process for securing a portable restroom for your event/program.
  7. Develop a rain-out plan.
  8. Create rosters, schedules, and playoff brackets.
  9. Identify process for recruiting/hiring/training staff members.
  10. Create a mock schedule for staff members for entire 8-week season.

Managing Wilderness Areas

  1. Maintain roadless wilderness areas.
  2. Identify the location of the Appalachian Trail.
  3. Explain the economic significance of the Appalachian Trail to Virginia's outdoor tourism industry.
  4. Evaluate the environmental and economic impacts of a recreational enterprise on the wilderness area.
  5. Describe ethics issues faced in outdoor recreation management.

Examining State and Federal Policies Concerning Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management

  1. Research the history of forest and park policy in the United States.
  2. Describe the scope of governmental agencies involved in forest, recreation, wildlife, and parks management.

Constructing and Maintaining Facilities and Equipment

  1. Perform basic concrete and masonry maintenance.
  2. Perform basic carpentry skills.
  3. Construct a fence.
  4. Perform basic electrical skills.
  5. Perform basic plumbing skills.
  6. Describe the process of cleaning a swimming pool.
  7. Paint various surfaces.
  8. Describe the process of repairing roads and driveways.
  9. Describe basic maintenance requirements for vehicles and equipment essential to the outdoor recreation, parks, and tourism industry.