# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mechatronics I Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Mechatronics I (8554/36 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.

Applying Basic Safety Standards for Mechatronics

  1. Comply with federal, state, and local safety-related legal requirements, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Virginia OSHA (VOSHA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  2. Demonstrate lockout-tagout procedures.
  3. Maintain a safe working environment.
  4. Explain safe working practices around electrical hazards.
  5. Identify emergency first-aid procedures.
  6. Identify the types of fires and the methods used to extinguish them.
  7. Demonstrate the use of a fire extinguisher.
  8. Identify personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.
  9. Inspect hand and power tools to ensure safety and usability.
  10. Demonstrate workplace ergonomics.
  11. Report injuries.
  12. Report personal, environmental, and equipment safety violations to the appropriate authority.
  13. Pass the safety exam.

Understanding Manufacturing

  1. Define manufacturing.
  2. Identify the five general steps of manufacturing.
  3. Distinguish between primary and secondary processes involved in the manufacture of industrial goods into finished products.
  4. Explain the history of manufacturing.
  5. Explain manufacturing as a technological system that transforms raw materials into products in a central location (e.g., a factory).
  6. Explain the onset of advanced manufacturing.

Understanding Manufacturing Materials

  1. Distinguish among a wide range of materials used in manufacturing.
  2. Research the major material properties: physical, mechanical, chemical, thermal, electrical/magnetic, acoustical, and optical.

Introducing Mechatronics

  1. Define the term mechatronics.
  2. Research the field of mechatronics.
  3. Explore emerging trends in advanced manufacturing.
  4. Identify the components of a mechatronic system and how they work together.
  5. Describe the electromagnetic properties of a motor.
  6. Describe the use of robots as mechatronic systems.

Understanding Tools Used in Mechatronics

  1. Identify common hand tools.
  2. Demonstrate use of common machine and hand tools.
  3. Demonstrate how to care for machine and hand tools.
  4. Compare the use of threaded fasteners and non-threaded fasteners.
  5. Explain applications for fasteners.
  6. Demonstrate use of precision measurement tools (United States [U.S.] customary and metric).
  7. Differentiate between U.S. customary and metric measurement systems.
  8. Use metric and U.S. customary units.

Introducing Mechatronics Documentation

  1. Define the differences in technique among freehand sketching, manual drafting, and computer-aided drafting (CAD).
  2. Interpret written specifications for manufacturing devices and systems.

Introducing Mechanical Systems

  1. Identify types of actuators used in mechatronic systems.
  2. Identify types of sensors used in mechatronic systems.
  3. Identify various mechanical components within a given system or module.
  4. Identify machine elements.
  5. Read mechanical drawings.

Introducing Electrical Systems

  1. Describe the parts of the motor control system.
  2. Interpret line diagrams for a motor control station.
  3. Assemble a motor control station using normally open (NO) and normally closed (NC) switches.
  4. Define Ohm’s law.
  5. Compute current, resistance, or voltage using Ohm’s law.
  6. Define Kirchhoff’s current law (KCL) and Kirchhoff’s voltage law (KVL).
  7. Compute current, voltage, and resistance in a circuit using Kirchhoff’s current law (KCL) and Kirchhoff’s voltage law (KVL).
  8. Define electric power.
  9. Compute electric power.
  10. Measure resistance, voltage, and current.
  11. Describe the concept of alternating current (AC).

Introducing Programmable Control Systems

  1. Identify the components of a programmable control system.
  2. Identify various types of programmable control systems.