CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Small Animal Care I (8083/36 weeks)

All 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.

Practicing Leadership Skills

  1. Use parliamentary procedure.
  2. Deliver a speech or presentation.
  3. Participate in a committee meeting.
  4. Participate in an FFA community service project.

Exploring Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Programs

  1. Explore the different types of SAE programs.
  2. Develop a plan for an SAE project.
  3. Conduct an SAE project.

Exploring the Small Animal Care Industry

  1. Examine the roles of pets with humans throughout history.
  2. Describe career opportunities in the small animal care industry.
  3. Describe the nature of the work and the salaries in the small animal care industry.

Exploring Safety and Handling in the Small Animal Industry

  1. Identify safety issues related to working in the small animal care industry.
  2. Demonstrate respect for and safe treatment of classroom animals.

Caring for and Managing Cats

  1. Identify the specific physical characteristics of cats.
  2. Identify common breeds of cats.
  3. Explain the considerations involved in selecting a cat.
  4. Describe the nutritional requirements of cats.
  5. Explain the housing and equipment requirements of cats.
  6. Care for a cat.
  7. Explain how cats reproduce.
  8. Identify the growth stages of a cat.
  9. Describe the care of a litter.
  10. Explain how to maintain a healthy cat.

Caring for and Managing Dogs

  1. Identify the specific physical characteristics of dogs.
  2. Identify common breeds of dogs.
  3. Explain the considerations involved in selecting a dog.
  4. Describe the nutritional requirements of dogs.
  5. Explain the housing and equipment requirements of dogs.
  6. Care for a dog.
  7. Explain how dogs reproduce.
  8. Identify the growth stages of a dog.
  9. Describe the care of a litter.
  10. Explain how to maintain a healthy dog.

Caring for and Managing Rabbits

  1. Identify the specific physical characteristics of rabbits.
  2. Identify common breeds of rabbits.
  3. Explain the considerations involved in selecting a rabbit.
  4. Describe the nutritional requirements of rabbits.
  5. Explain the housing and equipment requirements of rabbits.
  6. Care for a rabbit.
  7. Explain how rabbits reproduce.
  8. Identify the growth stages of a rabbit.
  9. Describe the care of a litter.
  10. Explain how to maintain a healthy rabbit.

Caring for and Managing Rodents

  1. Identify specific physical and behavioral characteristics of common pet rodents.
  2. Explain the considerations involved in selecting a rodent.
  3. Describe the nutritional requirements of rodents.
  4. Explain the housing and equipment requirements of rodents.
  5. Care for a rodent.
  6. Explain how rodents reproduce.
  7. Identify the growth stages of rodents.
  8. Describe the care of a litter.
  9. Explain how to maintain a healthy pet rodent.

Caring for and Managing Guinea Pigs

  1. Identify the specific physical characteristics of guinea pigs.
  2. Identify common breeds of guinea pigs.
  3. Explain the considerations involved in selecting a guinea pig.
  4. Describe the nutritional requirements of guinea pigs.
  5. Explain the housing and equipment requirements of guinea pigs.
  6. Care for a guinea pig.
  7. Explain how guinea pigs reproduce.
  8. Identify the growth stages of a guinea pig.
  9. Describe the care of a litter.
  10. Explain how to maintain a healthy guinea pig.

Caring for and Managing Birds

  1. Identify specific physical and behavioral characteristics of common of pet birds.
  2. Identify common species of pet birds.
  3. Explain the considerations involved in selecting a bird.
  4. Describe the nutritional requirements of birds.
  5. Explain the housing and equipment requirements of birds.
  6. Care for a bird.
  7. Explain how birds reproduce.
  8. Identify the growth stages of a bird.
  9. Describe the care of nestlings.
  10. Explain how to maintain a healthy pet bird.

Caring for and Managing Fish

  1. Identify the various categories of fish suitable for home aquariums.
  2. Identify common species of pet fish.
  3. Explain the considerations involved in selecting a fish.
  4. Describe the nutritional requirements of fish.
  5. Explain the habitat and equipment requirements of fish.
  6. Care for a fish.
  7. Explain how fish reproduce.
  8. Identify the growth stages of a fish.
  9. Describe the care of fry and fingerlings.
  10. Explain how to maintain a healthy aquarium.

Caring for and Managing Reptiles, Amphibians, and Other Specialized Animals

  1. Identify specific physical and behavioral characteristics of common pet reptiles, amphibians, and other specialized animals of general interest.
  2. Identify common species of pet reptiles and amphibians.
  3. Explain the considerations involved in selecting a pet reptile and/or amphibian.
  4. Describe the nutritional requirements of reptiles and amphibians.
  5. Explain the housing and equipment requirements of reptiles/amphibians.
  6. Care for a reptile/amphibian.
  7. Explain how reptiles and amphibians reproduce.
  8. Identify the growth stages of reptiles and amphibians.
  9. Describe the care of a clutch/hatchlings.
  10. Explain how to maintain a healthy terrarium.

Caring for and Managing Specialty Animals

  1. Identify specific physical and behavioral characteristics of common pet specialty/exotic animals.
  2. Identify common breeds/species of pet specialty/exotic animals.
  3. Explain the considerations involved in selecting a specialty/exotic animal.
  4. Describe the nutritional requirements of various specialty/exotic animals.
  5. Explain the housing and equipment requirements of various specialty/exotic animals.
  6. Care for a specialty/exotic animal.
  7. Explain how various specialty/exotic animals reproduce.
  8. Identify the growth stages of various specialty/exotic animals.
  9. Describe the care of a litter of various specialty/exotic animals.
  10. Explain how to maintain a healthy specialty/exotic animal.