CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Aerospace Technology I (8487/36 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.

Exploring the History of Aviation

  1. Identify the contributions of the pioneers of aviation.
  2. Create a flying device.
  3. Describe the construction and initial flight of the first powered aircraft.
  4. Construct helicopters.
  5. List major milestones in the development of aviation.
  6. Describe the effects of war on aviation technology and the growth of civil aviation.
  7. Describe how aviation has influenced the development of civilization since the advent of powered flight.
  8. Research industry trends in aviation.

Applying Aerodynamics

  1. Describe the four forces of flight and how each affects an aircraft in flight.
  2. Apply Bernoulli's principle to flight.
  3. Apply Newton's laws to aerodynamics.
  4. Create virtual airfoils.
  5. Define common aerodynamics terms.
  6. Describe the concept of angle of attack and airfoil stall.
  7. Create a model airfoil.
  8. Design a model aircraft.
  9. Construct a model aircraft without an electric or gas engine.

Exploring Aircraft Components

  1. Demonstrate an airplane moving about the center of gravity through each of the three axes of flight by operating the rudder, aileron, winglets, and elevator deflection.
  2. Categorize aircraft instrumentation.
  3. Summarize the operation of a turboprop and turbojet engine.
  4. Use flight instruments to simulate flight.
  5. Construct an aircraft powered by an electric or gas engine(s).
  6. Operate an aircraft.
  7. Describe the functions of, and the relationships among, the parts of an aircraft.
  8. Demonstrate the functions of the four major control surfaces of an airplane.

Exploring Flight Conditions

  1. Identify atmospheric conditions and their effect on aircraft performance.
  2. Describe how heat, pressure, and the Earth's rotation interact to affect global wind patterns.
  3. Describe how temperature and moisture affect the stability of the atmosphere.
  4. Identify the characteristics of clouds and their effects on flight.
  5. Describe the characteristics of air mass boundaries.
  6. Analyze flight hazards caused by various atmospheric conditions.
  7. Chart atmospheric data.

Examining Airport and Flight Operations

  1. Compare the function of air traffic control (ATC) in visual flight rules (VFR) and instrument flight rules (IFR) environments.
  2. Describe the layout and facilities of a typical airport.
  3. Identify the functions of the FAA.
  4. Describe the NAS and types of airspace.

Exploring Space Systems

  1. Identify the role of NASA.
  2. Outline the history of the U.S. space program and international space program events.
  3. Describe how Earth's low, medium, and high orbits affect space mission operations.
  4. Identify components of orbital mechanics.
  5. Describe satellites and other space systems.
  6. Evaluate the commercialization of space.

Exploring Rocketry

  1. Outline the evolution of rocketry.
  2. Apply Newton's three laws of motion to rocketry.
  3. Calculate the altitude of launched rockets.
  4. Demonstrate the function of rocket systems.
  5. Construct a one-stage rocket.
  6. Launch a rocket.

Living and Working in the Space Environment

  1. Identify the effects of the space environment on manned operations.
  2. Identify applications of unmanned spacecraft.
  3. Examine hazards identified with space operations.
  4. Plan a space mission.