# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Electronics/Industrial Robotics Technology Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Electronics/Industrial Robotics Technology (8547/36 weeks, 140 hours)

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.

Applying Basic Construction Safety Standards (Core Safety)

  1. Comply with federal, state, and local safety legal requirements, including OSHA, VOSHA, and EPA.
  2. Inspect and maintain a safe working environment.
  3. Explain safe working practices around electrical hazards.
  4. Identify emergency first aid procedures.
  5. Identify the types of fires and the methods used to extinguish them.
  6. Identify personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.
  7. Inspect course-specific hand and power tools to visually identify defects.
  8. Demonstrate lifting and carrying techniques.
  9. Demonstrate safe laddering techniques.
  10. Report personal injuries, environmental, and equipment safety violations to the appropriate authority.
  11. Pass safety exam.

Orienting Students in Electronics/Robotics Technology

  1. Describe the skills and characteristics of a good technician.
  2. Identify job opportunities available in the field of electronics/robotics.

Exploring Electronics/Robotics Technology Careers

  1. Investigate community industrial and technical resources.
  2. Explore occupations related to electronics and robotics technology.

Explaining Robotics Applications

  1. Explain the use of robotics in various industrial applications.
  2. Explain the use of robotics in the inspection and quality-assurance process.

Applying Electronics Fundamentals

  1. Explain the nature of electricity.
  2. List ways to produce electrical energy.
  3. Identify electric/electronic components and symbols.
  4. Identify properties of conductors and insulators.
  5. Determine the properties of resistance.
  6. Explore the theory of electromotive force (voltage).
  7. Outline the path of electron flow.
  8. Determine the properties of power.
  9. Explain the construction and operation of circuit protective devices.
  10. Describe types of circuit control devices.
  11. Apply soldering and desoldering techniques.

Working with DC Circuits

  1. Construct series circuits.
  2. Construct parallel circuits.
  3. Construct series-parallel circuits.
  4. Evaluate the difference in voltage between loaded and unloaded voltage divider circuits.
  5. Examine magnetic properties of a circuit or component.
  6. Construct circuits with (electro)magnetic properties.
  7. Examine meter movement, using analog and digital multimeters.
  8. Determine characteristics of inductance.
  9. Determine characteristics of capacitance.

Introducing Robotics

  1. Identify types of robot geometry, manipulators, and end effectors.
  2. Identify various types of robot control and drive systems.

Understanding Physics

  1. Perform measurements, using the English and metric systems.
  2. Explain and apply various principles of the mechanics of robotics.