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2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Electronics Systems III (8413/36 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.

Analyzing Microprocessors

  1. Demonstrate adherence to safety procedures and guidelines for using lab tools and equipment.
  2. Analyze digital and microprocessor circuit characteristics, using circuit simulation software.
  3. Describe the primary functions of the components of a microprocessor.
  4. Correlate electricity principles to circuitry and microprocessors.
  5. Describe the atomic structure and construction methods of semiconductors.
  6. Describe complex direct current (DC) circuits.
  7. Design a simple microprocessor circuit, including user input and feedback to the user.

Using Sensors

  1. Identify Sensors.
  2. Describe types of conversions.
  3. Use sensors in circuit design.

Examining Magnetism and Coils

  1. Describe the principles of magnetism as applied to electronics and robotics.
  2. Describe the characteristics of magnetism.
  3. Identify coil technology.
  4. Design a coil.

Investigating Motors

  1. Describe the components of electric motors.
  2. Describe the design principles and concepts related to electric motors and generators.
  3. Describe the process of selecting a motor for application.
  4. Design gear ratios for a specified application.
  5. Design an electric motor.

Introducing Motor Controllers

  1. Identify motor controllers.
  2. Identify the purpose of servo motors.
  3. Examine quadcopters.

Introducing Power Supplies

  1. Identify types of power supply circuits.
  2. Compare types of rectifier circuits and their functions.
  3. Describe the function of voltage regulators.
  4. Describe the function of oscillators.
  5. Describe types of oscillators.
  6. Describe the function of pulse for control circuits.
  7. Describe modulation.
  8. Connect a power supply, using a rectifier circuit.

Analyzing Digital Logic Circuits

  1. Describe digital characteristics, techniques, numbering systems, and binary arithmetic.
  2. Analyze digital and microprocessor circuit characteristics, using circuit simulation software.
  3. Construct analog-to-digital (ADC) and digital-to-analog (DAC) circuits.
  4. Convert between the binary and decimal number systems.
  5. Describe data representation.
  6. Compare the function of digital logic circuits.
  7. Compare practical logic circuits.
  8. Use Boolean algebra to express logic operations and minimize logic circuits in design.
  9. Describe the methods used to calculate values in logical expressions.
  10. Design a logic circuit, using Boolean algebra and methods.
  11. Compare the functions of flip-flops and registers.
  12. Describe the operation of memory circuits.
  13. Describe the characteristics of the most commonly used sequential and combinational logic circuits.
  14. Describe the operation and application of binary and binary coded decimal (BCD) counters, shift registers, and other sequential logic circuits.
  15. Develop combinational and sequential logic circuits for an application.
  16. Test digital integrated circuits.
  17. Troubleshoot digital circuits.

Exploring Robotic Programming

  1. Compare automated system programming options.
  2. Troubleshoot a malfunctioning robot.
  3. Troubleshoot robot programming and control problems.
  4. Describe emerging technologies in robotics.
  5. Implement basic programming procedures.
  6. Program an automated system.