CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Programming, Advanced (6641/36 weeks)

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 Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills

  1. Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  2. Demonstrate integrity.
  3. Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  4. Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  5. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
  6. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  7. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
  3. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
  6. Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
  7. Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
  8. Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
  9. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
  10. Demonstrate customer-service skills.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
  2. Demonstrate information technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.
  4. Demonstrate telecommunications skills.

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.

Developing Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)

  1. Explain the reasoning behind the steps in the software development life cycle (SDLC).
  2. Describe object-oriented programming (OOP) and related concepts.
  3. Identify potential objects, attributes, and methods within a problem description.
  4. Design attributes (properties) and methods of each class within a problem description.
  5. Create a program with user-defined classes.
  6. Describe the concept of reusability.
  7. Identify reusable resources that will help solve a problem.
  8. Import code from existing sources.
  9. Describe the concepts of overloading and overriding methods in an object-oriented language.
  10. Code a program that uses looping structures, conditional structures, and sequential control structures.
  11. Analyze abstract data structures.
  12. Implement an abstract data structure in a high-level language, including sorting and searching.
  13. Code a program that uses error-handling and input-validation procedures.
  14. Code a program to interfaces, relying on abstraction and polymorphism.
  15. Create a test suite that will verify proper operation of a class or group of related classes.
  16. Perform a peer review and test of an application.

Developing Database Applications

  1. Identify relational database terminology.
  2. Identify database model types.
  3. Describe the three-layer/tier model for database applications.
  4. Design a graphical user interface (GUI) for a database application.
  5. Write code to integrate an existing database into a program application.
  6. Write code to manage a database.
  7. Identify the data object model for the program language.
  8. Bind database fields to the interface elements (controls).
  9. Code sort and search routines.

Developing Interactive Multimedia Applications

  1. Integrate multimedia into applications.
  2. Integrate sound effects and/or background music into applications.
  3. Identify programming languages and game engines used to create game applications.
  4. Write a design document for a game.
  5. Code a 2-D game.
  6. Create a multiplayer game.
  7. Create an animated character, using a graphic or sprite editor.
  8. Write code to track lives and/or energy in a game application.
  9. Code behaviors of an object within the context of a game.
  10. Write code to track player score(s).
  11. Code a 3-D game.

Developing Mobile Applications

  1. Determine the programming languages used to create mobile applications.
  2. Design a graphical user interface (GUI) for a mobile application.
  3. Code an application for a smart device or emulator.
  4. Describe the process of application deployment.

Developing Web Applications

  1. Identify programming languages used to create Web applications.
  2. Describe the Web application publishing process.
  3. Design a graphical user interface (GUI) for a Web application.
  4. Code a Web application (e.g., shopping cart).
  5. Develop a client-side application.
  6. Develop a server-side application.
  7. Design a Web application with security features.

Preparing for Industry Certification

  1. Describe the process and requirements for obtaining industry certifications related to the Programming, Advanced course.
  2. Identify testing skills/strategies for a certification examination.
  3. Demonstrate ability to successfully complete selected practice examinations (e.g., practice questions similar to those on certification exams).
  4. Successfully complete an industry certification examination representative of skills learned in this course (e.g., MCP, IC3, NOCTI).

Developing Employability Skills

  1. Investigate continuing education pathways and careers in the information technology industry.
  2. Create a technical résumé.
  3. Update professional portfolio.
  4. Deliver an oral presentation of programming projects.