CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Graphic Communications Systems (8458/36 weeks)

NOTE: Recommended Prerequisites: Communications Systems (36 weeks) 8415 or 8418 (18 weeks); OR Technical Drawing and Design (36 weeks) 8435 or (18 weeks) 8434

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.

Exploring Graphic Communications Technology

  1. Define graphic communications technology and terminology.
  2. Research the history and development of graphic communications.
  3. Analyze the social, cultural, and environmental influences of graphic communications.

Applying Graphic Communications Technology Processes

  1. Demonstrate mathematical concepts applied to layout and chemical processes.
  2. Apply the principles of design and layout.
  3. Analyze software for a given application.
  4. Apply appropriate software for a given application.
  5. Create and edit images and text for digital and printed applications.
  6. Demonstrate computer proficiency and file management.
  7. Produce interactive presentations.
  8. Apply various printing procedures to create graphic products.
  9. Integrate multiple media to create a graphic communications application.

Engineering Solutions for Information and Graphic Communications Systems

  1. Apply a problem-solving model to an information and graphic communications problem.
  2. Explain the role of invention, innovation, and experimentation in the advancement of information and graphic communications.

Exploring Communications Careers and Advancements

  1. Create a portfolio including work from Graphic Communication Systems.
  2. Research careers related to graphic communications.