CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Construction Technology (8431/36 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 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 Types of Structures

  1. Describe how structures evolved from ancient times to the present.
  2. Categorize structures/infrastructures as residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, transportation, and public works projects.
  3. Identify construction techniques for transportation and public works.
  4. Explain why dams are constructed.
  5. Describe the features of a dam.
  6. Create a model of a dam used to generate electricity.
  7. Identify the major components of bridges.
  8. Describe bridge types.
  9. Create a model of a segmented concrete box girder, arched, trussed, or suspension bridge.
  10. Describe considerations for planning and designing roads.
  11. Explore trends in construction of buildings.

Examining the Impacts of Construction

  1. Perform a technology assessment of the impacts of residential structures on individuals, families, and communities.
  2. Describe the impacts of public works construction.
  3. Prepare a presentation distinguishing a civil, commercial, industrial, and/or institutional structure’s impact.

Investigating Careers Associated with Construction

  1. Research careers associated with construction.
  2. Deliver a presentation on career research.

Exploring Preconstruction

  1. Summarize preconstruction activities for construction systems.
  2. Identify aspects of construction planning.
  3. Create documents necessary for the construction process.
  4. Document a site layout.
  5. Perform a site survey.
  6. Interpret architectural plans and symbols.

Exploring Construction Processes

  1. Identify residential construction materials and their properties.
  2. Identify construction activities.
  3. Prepare a residential home construction schedule.
  4. Estimate a residential or site work construction project.
  5. Use standard construction techniques to build a structure (e.g., model, cross-section of a wall, simple structure).
  6. Compute units of measurement common in areas of construction.
  7. Identify approvals/occupancy activities.
  8. Justify all safety rules and procedures associated with construction and laboratory activities.