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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Mechatronics III (8556/36 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.

Exploring Programming Applications

  1. Create sequential programs using flowcharts.
  2. Describe the use of logic in programming machines used in industry.
  3. Convert units in numeric systems.

Understanding Programmable Logic Controller Systems

  1. Explain the role of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) (or programmable automation controllers [PACs]) within mechatronic systems, modules, and subsystems.
  2. Trace the flow of information in a control function for a mechatronic system or subsystem.
  3. Describe the basic functions and design of PLCs.
  4. Describe numbering systems and data types used in computer programming.
  5. Describe DeMorgan’s theorem.
  6. Apply DeMorgan’s theorem in creating logic circuits.
  7. Simplify logical equations.
  8. Create Boolean logic equations to prescribe the use of logic gates in the implementation of a given scenario.
  9. Explain hexadecimal, decimal, octal, binary, 2s complement, and binary coded decimal (BCD) values as used in a common PLC.
  10. Explain ladder logic diagrams.
  11. Convert wiring and line or ladder diagrams for simple logic tasks into PLC programs.
  12. Connect a PLC with electrical components.
  13. Create PLC programs.
  14. Execute PLC programs on a PLC.

Troubleshooting Fluid Power Systems

  1. Assess pneumatic and/or hydraulic components within a mechatronic system for maintenance needs.
  2. Perform adjustments on pneumatic and/or hydraulic components within a mechatronic system.
  3. Document adjustments in an equipment log.
  4. Troubleshoot malfunctioning pneumatic and/or hydraulic systems.
  5. Document the cause and repair of the malfunction.

Preparing for Industry Certification

  1. Describe the process and requirements for obtaining industry certifications related to the Mechatronics course.
  2. Identify testing skills/strategies for certification examination.
  3. Demonstrate ability to successfully complete selected practice examinations (e.g., practice questions similar to those on certification examinations).
  4. Complete an industry certification examination representative of skills learned in this course.