# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Air Force JROTC III Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Air Force JROTC III (AF7918/36 weeks)

Instructors are asked to continue relying heavily on their branch-specific curriculum guides to complement this core set of competencies.

Per the 2017 Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Curriculum Document (p.12), “Course Offerings: All units have the option to determine which [courses] to offer to first-, second-, third-, and fourth-year cadets.”

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.

Exploring Aerospace Science: Space Exploration

  1. Explain the history of astronomy.
  2. List specific characteristics of the Earth, Moon, solar system, and other planets.
  3. Describe the history of space exploration and the effects on human physiology.
  4. Explain how spacecraft, rockets, and launch vehicles are designed and built.
  5. Explain orbits and trajectories.

Exploring Leadership: Life Skills and Career Opportunities

  1. Apply the principles and procedures of drill and ceremonies.
  2. Plan a community service opportunity.
  3. Identify personal short-, mid-, and long-term career goals.
  4. Describe the elements of personal budgeting and financial planning.
  5. Explain the requirements for applying to a college or university and financing a postsecondary education.
  6. Investigate career options.
  7. Identify methods for developing career skills.
  8. Identify barriers to effective collaboration and teamwork.
  9. Identify qualifications for serving in the U.S. military.
  10. Evaluate the positive aspects of civic responsibility.
  11. Complete the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).
  12. Comply with procedures in the cadet guide or handbook.

Maintaining Personal Wellness, Health, and Fitness

  1. Maintain a physical fitness program.
  2. Improve physical performance over time.