CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Engineering Studies (8491/36 weeks)

All tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills

  1. Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  2. Demonstrate integrity.
  3. Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  4. Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  5. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
  6. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  7. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
  3. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
  6. Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
  7. Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
  8. Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
  9. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
  10. Demonstrate customer-service skills.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
  2. Demonstrate information technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.
  4. Demonstrate telecommunications skills.

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.

Examining the Engineering Profession

  1. Describe how engineering and technology have significantly influenced contemporary society and the environment.
  2. Explore career opportunities for the engineering graduate, both within and outside the field of engineering.
  3. Examine the breadth of topics within an engineering plan of study.
  4. Explain application of ethics within the field of engineering.

Practicing Engineering Fundamentals

  1. Identify the benefits of a case study analysis.
  2. Perform a case study analysis.
  3. Apply measuring skills using instrumentation.
  4. Demonstrate conversion techniques for units of measurement.
  5. Demonstrate the use of engineering design graphics and descriptive geometry.
  6. Demonstrate the techniques and benefits of sketching.
  7. Sketch orthographic and isometric projections.
  8. Demonstrate research techniques/strategies used by engineers.
  9. Define risk and safety.
  10. Describe the three types of accidents.
  11. Identify major precursors of accidents.
  12. Evaluate the safety of designs.
  13. Reverse-engineer a product, process, or idea.
  14. Define algorithm.
  15. Create an algorithm to solve an engineering problem.
  16. Explain the benefits of modeling and simulation.
  17. Explain rapid prototyping to develop models.
  18. Create a model or simulation for an engineering product, process, or idea.

Communicating Technical Information

  1. Write a business letter to request information or materials.
  2. Present an oral technical report on an engineering project.
  3. Participate in a mock interview.
  4. Explain applications of mathematics in the engineering design process.
  5. Explain applications of scientific principles.
  6. Explain applications of investigative technology.

Exploring the Physics Concepts of Selected Energy Systems

  1. Identify the primary concepts and components of mechanical systems.
  2. Identify the primary concepts and components of fluid energy systems.
  3. Explore electrical systems.
  4. Identify the primary concepts and components of thermodynamic systems.

Applying the Engineering Design Process

  1. Identify the need for a product or system.
  2. Explain the validity of designing alternative solutions to an engineering design problem.
  3. Design an engineering solution to a real-world problem.
  4. Implement the design.
  5. Iterate the design.
  6. Maintain documentation.
  7. Present a solution.

Demonstrating College Readiness Skills

  1. Evaluate study skills needed by an engineering student.
  2. Demonstrate teamwork skills necessary for success when working in a technological team.