# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Communication Systems Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Communication Systems (8415/36 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.

Introducing Communication Systems

  1. Define communication.
  2. Explain ethics as they relate to communication systems.
  3. Identify technology used in communication.
  4. Identify types of communication.
  5. Define digital communication technology.
  6. Research the history and development of various types of communication systems.
  7. Analyze the impact of communication systems.
  8. Analyze communication systems problems/challenges.
  9. Describe elements of design.
  10. Describe principles of design.
  11. Explain the design process.

Exploring Digital Visualization

  1. Identify the components of a storyboard.
  2. Create a storyboard for a simple animation.
  3. Generate a simple, two-dimensional animation.
  4. Generate a simple, digital, three-dimensional model.
  5. Modify a simple, digital, three-dimensional model.
  6. Animate a simple, digital, three-dimensional model.

Exploring Imaging Technology

  1. Identify various systems for capturing and transmitting images.
  2. Examine the theories and properties of light.
  3. Explore photographic and other imaging media.
  4. Incorporate composition elements.
  5. Capture a digital image.
  6. Manipulate digital images.
  7. Mount a photograph.

Examining Graphic Production

  1. Explain graphic production.
  2. Describe the different methods of graphic production.
  3. Prepare images for output.
  4. Identify the different types of coding used to create data communication systems.
  5. Identify basic concepts of developing a web page.
  6. Create a web page.
  7. Describe channels for delivering web communication.
  8. Identify elements of typography.
  9. Produce a finished graphic product.

Examining Video and Media Technology

  1. Describe the concepts of audio and video communication.
  2. Describe audio and video production equipment and terminology.
  3. Describe the production process.
  4. Produce a video or an animation, using the production process.
  5. Output video to analog or digital format.

Exploring Communications Careers and Advancement

  1. Describe careers related to communication systems.
  2. Create a portfolio including work from Communication Systems.