# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Small Engine Technology I Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Small Engine Technology I (8725/36 weeks, 140 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 Safety Practices on the Job

  1. Identify marked safety areas.
  2. Identify the location and use of eye wash stations.
  3. Identify the location of the posted evacuation routes.
  4. Locate and demonstrate knowledge of safety data sheets (SDS).
  5. Demonstrate the safe use of chemicals.
  6. Demonstrate the safe use of standard and metric hand tools.
  7. Demonstrate the safe use of power tools.
  8. Demonstrate the safe use of precision standard and metric measuring tools.
  9. Demonstrate the safe use of protective clothing and equipment.
  10. Demonstrate the safe use of fire protection equipment.
  11. Demonstrate the safe use of equipment.
  12. Follow safety standards and regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC) Education Committee, and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

Using Tools and Equipment

  1. Identify standard and metric designation.
  2. Demonstrate safe handling and use of appropriate tools.
  3. Demonstrate proper cleaning, storage, and maintenance of tools and equipment.
  4. Demonstrate proper use of precision measuring tools (i.e., micrometer, dial-indicator, dial-caliper).

Performing Lab Operations

  1. Use a technical manual.
  2. Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
  3. Prepare equipment for delivery.

Identifying Fasteners and Their Uses

  1. Identify type and grade of standard and metric fasteners.
  2. Choose appropriate fastener for corresponding job.
  3. Repair damaged thread using a tap and die set.
  4. Repair damaged thread using thread inserts (i.e., heli-coil thread insert).

Understanding the Interaction of 4-Cycle Engine Components

  1. Explain 4-cycle engine theory.
  2. Replace connecting rods.
  3. Install a crankshaft.
  4. Install a camshaft.
  5. Install oil seals and gaskets.
  6. Install valve train components.
  7. Install piston.
  8. Install piston rings.
  9. Disassemble 4-cycle engine.

Diagnosing and Servicing Fuel System

  1. Describe the principles of fuel delivery.
  2. Evaluate the operation of a carburetor.
  3. Determine fuel quality.
  4. Remove and replace the fuel tank and fuel lines.
  5. Inspect fuel tank vent.
  6. Remove and replace the fuel filter systems.
  7. Service various types of air cleaner.
  8. Disassemble, clean, and inspect diaphragm-type carburetor.
  9. Reassemble and adjust a diaphragm-type carburetor.
  10. Disassemble, clean, and inspect a float-type carburetor.
  11. Reassemble and adjust a float-type carburetor.
  12. Clean crankcase breather.

Diagnosing and Servicing General Electrical System

  1. Read a multimeter.
  2. Apply electrical theory.
  3. Diagnose and repair starting circuit.
  4. Test and charge the battery.
  5. Repair and replace starter.

Servicing Manual Starting System

  1. Replace starter spring.
  2. Replace a starter clutch if needed.
  3. Replace starter pawls.
  4. Replace a worn or defective cup.
  5. Replace starter rope.
  6. Describe the operation of a kickstart system.

Servicing Ignition System

  1. Remove, inspect, adjust, and install the spark plugs.
  2. Remove, inspect, and replace the flywheel.
  3. Adjust armature air gap.
  4. Test and replace ignition wires.
  5. Time the ignition system.
  6. Test and replace safety switch.

Understanding the Interaction of 2-Cycle Engine Components

  1. Explain 2-cycle engine theory.
  2. Describe valving systems commonly found in 2-cycle engines.
  3. Disassemble 2-cycle engine.
  4. Install a piston.
  5. Install piston rings.
  6. Replace a cylinder.
  7. Replace connecting rods.
  8. Replace a crankshaft.
  9. Replace oil seals.
  10. Mix fuel at appropriate ratio.

Servicing Cooling Systems

  1. Explain cooling system theory.
  2. Identify liquid cooling system components.
  3. Identify air cooling system components.

Servicing Governor Systems

  1. Explain governor system theory.
  2. Inspect, adjust, and replace pneumatic system.
  3. Inspect, adjust, and replace mechanical system.

Servicing Exhaust Systems

  1. Explain exhaust system theory, 2-cycle engine.
  2. Diagnose common equipment problems in a damaged exhaust system, 2-cycle engine.
  3. Identify exhaust components, 2-cycle engine.
  4. Explain exhaust system theory, 4-cycle engine.
  5. Identify cleaning procedures for exhaust ports and spark arrestor screens, 2-cycle engine.

Diagnosing and Servicing Small-Engine Equipment

  1. Demonstrate the steps of the troubleshooting and repair process.
  2. Inspect and service supporting systems and components.