CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 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

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 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.