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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Mechatronics II (8555/36 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 Electrical Components in a Mechatronic System

  1. Trace the flow of electrical and mechanical energy in a mechatronic system.
  2. Explain the specific roles of various electrical components within a typical circuit schematic.
  3. Compute wire and fuse sizes based on the load required by the motor.
  4. Analyze basic direct current (DC) circuits to predict and verify circuit behavior.
  5. Analyze circuits to predict and verify the behavior of series vs. parallel DC circuits or resistances.
  6. Explain the physical operation of electromagnetic components in a mechatronic system.
  7. Evaluate circuits to predict and verify the behavior of the electrical and physical properties of components.

Understanding Mechanical Components in a Mechatronic System

  1. Explain the role of various mechanical components within a given system or module.
  2. Describe the basic physical properties of mechanical components.
  3. Identify mechanical components of systems prescribed by drawings.
  4. Calculate gear ratios and horsepower.
  5. Distinguish between various alternating current (AC) motors and direct current (DC) motors.
  6. Describe power transmission components.
  7. Maintain a mechatronic system.
  8. Assemble the mechanical components in a mechatronic system.

Understanding Fluid Power (Hydraulics and Pneumatics)

  1. Demonstrate fluid power system safety.
  2. Explain the principles of fluid power.
  3. Differentiate between hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power.
  4. Identify fluid power components.
  5. Read fluid power circuit diagrams.
  6. Explain fluid power systems.
  7. Identify types of fluid power pumps or compressors.
  8. Identify types of fluid power actuators.
  9. Examine the physical characteristics and compressibility of gases.
  10. Describe the flow of energy in a fluid system.
  11. Construct fluid power systems from components and symbols.
  12. Explain fluid power system maintenance.

Exploring Computer Applications

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the personal computer (PC).
  2. Discuss software and hardware.
  3. Explain the function of the Internet and manufacturing networks.

Exploring Digital Circuit Fundamentals

  1. Describe logic gates.
  2. Examine simple logic circuits using a variety of logic gates.

Using Technical Documents

  1. Consult technical documents to assess a mechatronic system and troubleshoot malfunctions in electrical components.
  2. Verify the parts, relationships, and behavior depicted by the technical data sheets for components within a mechatronic system.
  3. Create a document describing the operation of a mechatronic system.