# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Interior Design Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Introduction to Interior Design (8254/18 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.

Balancing Work and Family

  1. Analyze the meaning of work and the meaning of family.
  2. Compare how families affect work life and how work life affects families.
  3. Identify management strategies for balancing work and family roles.

Investigating Influences on Interior Design

  1. Identify the physical aspects of interior environments.
  2. Identify the psychological aspects of interior environments.
  3. Compare various commercial (e.g., healthcare, hospitality, institutional) and residential interior environments.
  4. Explain examples of cultural and geographical influences on the design of residential and commercial interior environments.
  5. Explore the influence of globalization on the interior design industry.
  6. Investigate sustainable design of interior environments.
  7. Describe the influence of technology on the interior design industry.
  8. Describe historical and current influences on design of residential and commercial interior environments.
  9. Explain the effect of regulations on the interior design industry.
  10. Identify ways to design interiors to meet the principles of universal design and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements.

Exploring Careers in Interior Design

  1. Research careers in the interior design industry.
  2. Profile interior design careers.
  3. Identify entry-level volunteer and part-time positions in the interior design industry.
  4. Interpret labor market information related to careers in the interior design industry.
  5. Investigate entrepreneurial opportunities in the interior design industry.
  6. Identify methods of charging for services in the interior design industry.

Identifying Personal Characteristics and Skills Necessary for Career Success

  1. Compare personal interests, abilities, and skills with those required for selected careers.
  2. Determine qualifications for maintaining employment in the interior design industry.
  3. Identify ethical issues pertaining to employment in the interior design industry.
  4. Complete a work-based learning experience in a chosen area of the interior design industry.

Developing a Design

  1. Identify the elements and principles of design.
  2. Create furniture arrangements.
  3. Develop a design project.