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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Industrial Robotics Technology (8558/36 weeks, 280 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 General 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 injury, environmental, and equipment safety violations to the appropriate authority.
  11. Earn the OSHA 10 card.

Understanding Digital Logic Systems

  1. Identify digital circuitry and signals.
  2. Analyze digital integrated circuits.
  3. Convert numbers to digital numbering systems.
  4. Interpret logic gate symbols, Boolean expressions, and truth tables.
  5. Construct logic circuit truth tables.
  6. Construct encoder and decoder circuits.

Identifying Computer Integration in Robotics

  1. Explain basic computer architecture.
  2. Use dedicated microcontrollers.
  3. Connect peripheral devices to robotics equipment.
  4. Operate dip switches and interface controls.

Understanding Graphic Communication in Robotics

  1. Interpret schematics, technical drawings, and flowcharts.
  2. Create schematics, technical drawings, and flowcharts.

Using and Programming Robotic Equipment

  1. Write programs to control robots.
  2. Manipulate a robot, using a Teach pendant.
  3. Manipulate a robot, using a PC host computer.
  4. Program a robot, using a Teach pendant.
  5. Program a robot, using a PC host computer.
  6. Describe how robots can be interfaced to communicate across a network to function in a workcell.

Understanding Simple Machines and Mechanisms

  1. Write a computer program to solve a physics problem.
  2. Design a mechanical system, using the principles of simple machines.

Understanding Power Systems in Robotics

  1. Differentiate between servo and non-servo electrical drive systems.
  2. Perform a lab activity, using electrical motor control systems.
  3. Describe motor control systems.
  4. Demonstrate troubleshooting techniques for electrical motor control systems.
  5. Explain the principles of fluid power.
  6. Describe the use of a fluid power device in a robotic workcell.
  7. Troubleshoot a fluid power system.

Understanding the Machine Shop

  1. Describe the use of essential machines and basic measuring tools found in a machine shop.
  2. Use a CNC controller to interface with a robot.
  3. Produce a finished machine part within the given specifications.
  4. Produce a part using a 3D printer.

Understanding the Welding Shop

  1. Describe the use of equipment and tools in a welding shop.
  2. Describe the various phases of a welding demonstration at a debriefing session.

Engineering Robotic Systems

  1. Maintain an engineering notebook.
  2. Design a robotic system to perform a specified task in a competitive event.