2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Mechatronics I (8554/36 weeks)
Tasks/competencies 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.are considered optional
Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities
Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills
Demonstrating Professional Competencies
- Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
- Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
- Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
- Manage time and resources.
- Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
- Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
- Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
- Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
- Demonstrate professionalism.
- Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate workplace safety.
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Exploring Work-Based Learning
Applying Basic Safety Standards for Mechatronics
- 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).
- Demonstrate lockout-tagout procedures.
- Maintain a safe working environment.
- Explain safe working practices around electrical hazards.
- Identify emergency first-aid procedures.
- Identify the types of fires and the methods used to extinguish them.
- Demonstrate the use of a fire extinguisher.
- Identify personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.
- Inspect hand and power tools to ensure safety and usability.
- Demonstrate workplace ergonomics.
- Report injuries.
- Report personal, environmental, and equipment safety violations to the appropriate authority.
- Pass the safety exam.
- Define manufacturing.
- Identify the five general steps of manufacturing.
- Distinguish between primary and secondary processes involved in the manufacture of industrial goods into finished products.
- Explain the history of manufacturing.
- Explain manufacturing as a technological system that transforms raw materials into products in a central location (e.g., a factory).
- Explain the onset of advanced manufacturing.
Understanding Manufacturing Materials
Understanding Tools Used in Mechatronics
- Identify common hand tools.
- Demonstrate use of common machine and hand tools.
- Demonstrate how to care for machine and hand tools.
- Compare the use of threaded fasteners and non-threaded fasteners.
- Explain applications for fasteners.
- Demonstrate use of precision measurement tools (United States [U.S.] customary and metric).
- Differentiate between U.S. customary and metric measurement systems.
- Use metric and U.S. customary units.
Introducing Mechatronics Documentation
Introducing Mechanical Systems
Introducing Electrical Systems
- Describe the parts of the motor control system.
- Interpret line diagrams for a motor control station.
- Assemble a motor control station using normally open (NO) and normally closed (NC) switches.
- Define Ohm’s law.
- Compute current, resistance, or voltage using Ohm’s law.
- Define Kirchhoff’s current law (KCL) and Kirchhoff’s voltage law (KVL).
- Compute current, voltage, and resistance in a circuit using Kirchhoff’s current law (KCL) and Kirchhoff’s voltage law (KVL).
- Define electric power.
- Compute electric power.
- Measure resistance, voltage, and current.
- Describe the concept of alternating current (AC).