# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Technological Systems Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Technological Systems (8463/18 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.

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 Technological Systems

  1. Explain technology.
  2. Analyze the core concepts of technology.
  3. Define system.
  4. Analyze the Universal Systems Model.
  5. Analyze systems of the designed world, using the Universal Systems Model.
  6. Analyze a specific product/process/system, using the Universal Systems Model.
  7. Distinguish the subsystems within a given system.
  8. Explain the potential technological impacts of products and systems.
  9. Explain the influences of technology on history.
  10. Demonstrate safe use of a minimum of seven tools and/or pieces of equipment.
  11. Demonstrate the process for changing inputs to outputs in any system (Universal Systems Model).

Designing Technological Systems

  1. Distinguish the characteristics/properties of materials and families of materials.
  2. Design a model of a product or process, using computer-aided design systems.

Solving Technological Problems </b> <br> (Six weeks must choose one task, nine weeks must choose two tasks, 12 weeks must choose three tasks, and 18 weeks must choose five tasks.)

  1. Maintain a design portfolio/engineer’s notebook.
  2. Design an information or communication system to solve a problem.
  3. Explain the coding system used for microcontrollers.
  4. Demonstrate the use of a micro-controlled system.
  5. Design a manufacturing system to solve a problem.
  6. Design a construction system to solve a problem.
  7. Design a transportation system to solve a problem.
  8. Design an energy and power system to solve a problem.
  9. Design an agricultural and related biotechnologies system to solve a problem.
  10. Design a medical technology system to solve a problem.

Evaluating Technological Systems

  1. Analyze the cause of a failure or a problem in a technological system.
  2. Assess the impact of technological systems on individuals, resources, society, and the environment.
  3. Research careers related to technological systems.