CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Marine Service Technology I (8750/36 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.

Expand all

Ajax loader

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.

Ensuring Lab Safety

  1. Explain the importance of workplace safety.
  2. Follow general workplace safety procedures.
  3. Practice ergonomically correct work methods.
  4. Practice safety when working on and around docks and ramps.
  5. Follow emergency safety procedures.
  6. Maintain safe work area.
  7. Identify, use, and store hazardous materials.
  8. Use personal protective equipment.
  9. Operate fire suppression equipment.
  10. Achieve recognized first aid/CPR certification.
  11. Practice safe work procedures with ladders and scaffolds.

Practicing Boating Safety, Handling, and Basic Navigation Skills

  1. Pass Virginia boating safety course.
  2. Select, coil, throw, and handle the lines used for securing, lashing, and towing vessels.
  3. Secure boat to a dock, mooring, and/or anchor.
  4. Maneuver a small boat on water in close quarters.
  5. Create knots used for securing, lashing, and towing vessels.

Understanding the Fundamentals of Boat Design and Construction

  1. Identify various hull types and their intended uses.
  2. Describe fundamental elements of boat design.

Demonstrating Woodworking Skills

  1. Use squares, measuring tapes, or rules to measure materials or distances.
  2. Perform mathematical calculations related to woodworking.
  3. Describe the types and characteristics of wood used for various kinds of boat construction and repair.
  4. Select correct fastener for a specific application.

Applying Finishes

  1. Select finishing materials, identifying precautions for their use.
  2. Prepare surface.
  3. Prepare/apply primer.
  4. Apply masking and pull tapes.
  5. Apply finish by hand.
  6. Apply finish with spray equipment.

Performing Fiberglass Construction and Repair

  1. Describe common composite construction/fiberglass-reinforced plastics (FRP) and equipment used in fiberglass construction and repair.

Maintaining and Repairing Inboard and Inboard/Outboard Engine Systems

  1. Identify basic engine systems, subsystems, and components.
  2. Follow correct procedures in the installation of marine components in compliance with the U.S. Coast Guard Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and standard-compliant installations.

Maintaining and Repairing Outboard Engine Systems

  1. Identify basic engine systems (two-and four-cycle), subsystems, and components.

Understanding Marine Systems

  1. Explain basic electrical theory.
  2. Describe basic maintenance procedures for a marine electrical system, using appropriate marine electrical connectors, according to ABYC standards.
  3. Identify various components of a fuel system and their uses and the process of rigging a fuel system according to ABYC standards.
  4. Explain basic plumbing practices and maintenance related to marine use, according to ABYC installation standards.

Practicing Safe Vessel Transportation on Land

  1. Describe the techniques for safely launching and recovering a boat from/onto a trailer.

Performing Marina Operations and Yard Services

  1. Describe the procedures for preparing a boat for seasonal storage or usage by using manufacturer recommendations or best industry practice.
  2. Describe the process for stepping/unstepping a spar.
  3. Describe the procedure for shrink-wrapping an object, according to best industry practice, identifying problems that can arise during the process.
  4. Explain the purposes and safe operation of yard equipment.

Preparing for a Career

  1. Research the diverse career opportunities available in the marine trades and the training, education, and other credentials required for each.
  2. Research job openings.