# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Auto Body Technology III Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Auto Body Technology III (8678/36 weeks, 280 hours)

Legislation enacted in the 2011 Virginia General Assembly (HB 1493) and amended in 2012 (HB 1108) requires where there is a national industry certification for career and technical education instructional personnel or programs for automotive technology, the Board of Education must make such certification mandatory. The provisions of this act shall become effective July 1, 2013. To comply with the requirements, all Career and Technical Education (CTE) auto body technology programs must be ASE Education Foundation accredited and the instructors must be certified by the National Institute for ASE.

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.

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DAMAGE REPAIR

Practicing Safety

  1. Select and use personal protective equipment (PPE); take necessary precautions with hazardous operations and materials in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  2. Identify personal health hazards and related safety measures, according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines and the right-to-know laws.
  3. Use PPE.
  4. Use a National Institute for Occupational and Safety Health (NIOSH)-approved air purifying respirator. Inspect its condition and ensure the fit and operation. Perform proper maintenance in accordance with OSHA Regulation 1910.134 and applicable state and local regulation.
  5. Identify vehicle system hazard types (supplemental restraint system [SRS], hybrid or electric or alternative fuel vehicles), locations and recommended procedures before inspecting or replacing components.
  6. Locate procedures and precautions that may apply to the vehicle being repaired.

Analyzing Frame Damage and Repair

  1. Measure and diagnose structural damage using a tram gauge.
  2. Attach the vehicle to anchoring devices.
  3. Analyze, straighten, and align mash (i.e., collapse) damage.
  4. Analyze, straighten, and align sag damage.
  5. Analyze, straighten, and align sidesway damage.
  6. Analyze, straighten, and align twist damage.
  7. Analyze, straighten, and align diamond frame damage.
  8. Remove and replace damaged structural components.
  9. Replace protective coatings; restore corrosion protection to repaired or replaced frame areas and anchoring locations.
  10. Analyze and identify misaligned or damaged steering, suspension, and powertrain mounting points.
  11. Align or replace misaligned or damaged steering, suspension, and powertrain components that can cause vibration, steering, and wheel-alignment problems.
  12. Align or replace misaligned or damaged steering, suspension, and powertrain mounting points that can cause vibration, steering, and wheel alignment problems.
  13. Identify heat limitations and monitoring procedures for structural components.
  14. Demonstrate an understanding of structural foam applications.
  15. Measure and diagnose structural damage using a 3D measuring system (i.e., mechanical, electronic, laser), etc.
  16. Determine the extent of the direct and indirect damage and the direction of impact; document the methods and sequence of repair.
  17. Analyze and identify crush or collapse zones.

Analyzing Unibody and Unitized Structure Inspection, Measurement, and Repair

  1. Analyze and identify misaligned or damaged steering, suspension, and powertrain mounting points that can cause vibration, steering, and chassis alignment problems.
  2. Align or replace misaligned or damaged steering, suspension, and powertrain mounting points that can cause vibration, steering, and chassis alignment problems.
  3. Measure and diagnose unibody damage using tram gauge.
  4. Inspect the locations of all suspension, steering, and powertrain component attaching points on the vehicle.
  5. Measure and diagnose unibody vehicles using a dedicated (fixture) measuring system.
  6. Diagnose and measure unibody vehicles using a 3D measuring system (i.e., mechanical, electronic, and laser, etc.).
  7. Determine the extent of the direct and indirect damage and the direction of impact; plan and document the methods and sequence of repair.
  8. Attach anchoring devices to a vehicle, removing or repositioning components as necessary.
  9. Straighten and align roof rails or headers and roof panels.
  10. Straighten and align rocker panels and pillars.
  11. Straighten and align vehicle openings and floor pans.
  12. Straighten and align quarter panels, wheelhouse assemblies, and rear body sections (including rails, suspension or powertrain mounting points).
  13. Straighten and align front-end sections (e.g., aprons, strut towers, upper and lower rails, steering, and suspension or power train mounting points, etc.).
  14. Identify substrate and repair or replacement recommendations.
  15. Identify heat limitations in unibody vehicles.
  16. Identify cold stress-relief methods.
  17. Repair damage using power tools and hand tools to restore proper contours and dimensions.
  18. Determine sectioning procedures of a steel body structure.
  19. Remove and replace damaged structural components.
  20. Restore corrosion protection to repaired or replaced structural areas and anchoring locations.
  21. Determine the extent of damage to aluminum structural components; repair, weld, or replace.
  22. Analyze and identify crush or collapse zones.

Stationary Glass

  1. Identify considerations for the removal, handling, and installation of advanced glass systems (i.e., rain sensors, navigation, cameras, and collision avoidance systems).
  2. Remove and reinstall or replace modular glass using recommended materials.
  3. Check for water leaks, dust leaks, and wind noise.