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

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Small Engine Technology II (8726/36 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 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).

Performing Lab Operations

  1. Use a technical manual.
  2. Maintain a time record for each lab job.
  3. Maintain a daily and weekly work schedule and assign individuals to job positions.
  4. Determine economic feasibility of repair.
  5. Write a service order.
  6. Calculate labor cost using a flat rate manual.
  7. Identify work performed on work orders.
  8. Interpret parts lists and schematics using associated manuals, microfiche, and computer.
  9. Prepare warranty reports.
  10. Adhere to inventory controls.
  11. Identify superseded replacement parts.
  12. Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
  13. Prepare equipment for delivery.

Diagnosing and Servicing 4-Cycle Engine

  1. Determine wear on internal engine parts using precision standard and metric measuring tools.
  2. Ridge ream top of cylinder.
  3. Bore and deglaze cylinder.
  4. Replace connecting rods.
  5. Install a crankshaft.
  6. Install a camshaft.
  7. Install oil seals and gaskets.
  8. Install valve train components.
  9. Reassemble long block.
  10. Apply lubrication systems theory.
  11. Diagnose needed repair on 4-cycle engine components.

Diagnosing and Servicing Fuel System

  1. Disassemble, clean, and inspect fuel pump.
  2. Reassemble and install fuel pump.
  3. Diagnose needed repair on fuel system.
  4. Describe the components and operation of an electronic fuel injection system.

Diagnosing and Servicing General Electrical System

  1. Service and repair DC electric starter/generator.
  2. Troubleshoot the charging circuit, using a manufacturer's guide.
  3. Remove, clean, and inspect starter/generator pulley and belt.
  4. Replace starter/generator pulley and belt.
  5. Remove, clean, and inspect alternator.
  6. Explain how AC is converted to DC voltage.
  7. Repair or replace alternator components.
  8. Diagnose and repair starting circuit.

Diagnosing and Servicing Ignition System

  1. Test and replace coil/magneto.
  2. Explain the operation of an electronic ignition system.

Diagnosing and Servicing 2-Cycle Engine

  1. Diagnose needed repair on 2-cycle engine components.
  2. Determine wear on internal engine parts using precision standard and metric measuring tools.
  3. Describe the operation of reed valves.
  4. Describe the operation of piston port valves.
  5. Describe the operation of rotary valves.
  6. Reassemble 2-cycle engine.

Diagnosing and Servicing Small-Engine Equipment

  1. Adjust controls (i.e., cables, rods, and springs).
  2. Diagnose needed repair.
  3. Replace and adjust drive trains and power take-off (PTO) systems.

Analyzing Engine Failure

  1. Identify the five major categories of failure analysis.

Performing Thermal Cutting Processes and Welding Operations

  1. Use an oxy acetylene torch.
  2. Operate gas metal arc welding equipment.
  3. Operate manual plasma arc cutting equipment.

Maintaining Wheels and Tires

  1. Inspect tire condition.
  2. Dismount, inspect, and remount tire on wheel; balance wheel and tire assembly (static and dynamic).
  3. Repair tire using internal patch.