CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Power and Transportation (8444/18 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.

Introducing Energy, Power, and Transportation

  1. Differentiate between energy, power, and transportation.
  2. Use instruments to collect quantitative data related to power systems.
  3. Demonstrate safe work practices while participating in lab activities.

Exploring Energy and Power

  1. Compare and contrast energy sources.
  2. Differentiate among the methods of generating power.
  3. Identify types of energy conversion systems.
  4. Identify the input, process, output, and feedback for each conversion method.
  5. Describe the design process.
  6. Design a power transmission system, using the systems approach.

Exploring Mechanical Power

  1. Identify components of mechanical systems.
  2. Calculate mechanical power.
  3. Demonstrate principles of mechanical systems as they relate to power transmission.
  4. Explain basic mechanical systems, to include simple machines.
  5. Troubleshoot mechanical systems.

Exploring Fluid Power

  1. Identify components of fluid power systems.
  2. Calculate fluid power.
  3. Utilize hydraulic and pneumatic fluid systems to transmit power.
  4. Explain basic fluid systems, to include flow and pressures.
  5. Troubleshoot fluid systems.

Exploring Electrical Power

  1. Identify components of electrical systems.
  2. Calculate electrical power.
  3. Utilize electricity to transmit power.
  4. Troubleshoot electrical systems.

Exploring Power Transmission and Control

  1. Identify components of power-transmission systems.
  2. Measure the performance of power-transmission systems.
  3. Describe engine construction and principles of operation.

Exploring Transportation Systems

  1. Identify types of transportation systems.
  2. Differentiate between modes of transportation, including their effects on society.
  3. Describe components of transportation systems.
  4. Explain current and basic regulations related to transportation.
  5. Evaluate the environmental impacts associated with different modes of transportation.

Modeling Transportation Systems

  1. Research the history of different energies and their use in powering transportation systems.
  2. Explain how the components of transportation systems interact.
  3. Evaluate transportation system devices.
  4. Evaluate transportation control systems.
  5. Evaluate overall system design.
  6. Design a transportation subsystem.
  7. Construct a subsystem, or model of a subsystem, based on your design.
  8. Evaluate subsystem/model.

Exploring Careers in Power and Transportation

  1. Research careers related to power and transportation and their educational requirements.
  2. Prepare a résumé for a chosen career.
  3. Present research on a chosen career.