CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Biotechnology Foundations in Technology Education (8468/36 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.

Exploring Foundations in Biotechnology

  1. Define biotechnology.
  2. Give examples of biotechnology milestones.
  3. Describe social impacts of biotechnology.
  4. Describe technology transfer in biotechnology.
  5. Identify careers related to biotechnology.

Preparing for Biotechnology Experiences

  1. Demonstrate safe laboratory procedures.
  2. Use the scientific method and the technological/engineering method to solve biotechnology problems.
  3. Analyze data generated from lab activities.

Exploring Biochemistry

  1. Explain the roles of sciences applicable to biotechnology including organic chemistry, biochemistry, and microbiology.
  2. Explain the catalyzation process.
  3. Describe the characteristics and functions of enzymes.
  4. Identify applications for enzymes in an organism.
  5. Illustrate the function or use of an enzyme, using a prototype or model.
  6. Explain the basic principles of protein utilization in organisms.
  7. Explain the advantages of protein utilization in organisms.
  8. Differentiate among the different types of proteins found in organisms.
  9. Explain the function of carbohydrates.
  10. Explain the structure and cellular/function of organic macromolecules.
  11. Analyze how organic macromolecules are manipulated and detected using biotechnological tools.

Applying Biotechnology to the Environment

  1. Assess the social impact of environmental quality management.
  2. Investigate the purpose and design of biotreatment systems.
  3. Examine the potential benefits of biological controls in plant and animal systems.
  4. Design a bioremediation system.
  5. Plan a biorestoration system.
  6. Demonstrate the use of biotechnology to restore or remediate contaminated environments.

Examining the Role of Biotechnology in Agriculture

  1. Demonstrate various procedures used with tissue cultures.
  2. Analyze social impacts of biotechnology in agriculture.
  3. Identify microbial applications in agriculture.
  4. Summarize the role of biotechnology in crop modification.
  5. Identify factors that jeopardize food safety.
  6. Examine advances of biotechnology in food science.

Exploring Bioprocessing

  1. Define bioprocessing.
  2. Describe the process of fermentation.
  3. Prepare products generated from bioprocessing.
  4. Describe genetic engineering applications used in bioprocessing.
  5. Demonstrate the application of microbes in bioprocessing.
  6. Describe the social impacts of bioprocessing.
  7. Perform separation and purification techniques.
  8. Illustrate the design of bioprocessing systems.

Investigating Genetic Engineering

  1. Define genetic engineering.
  2. Develop a historic timeline of genetic engineering milestones.
  3. Assess the importance of the genetic information contained in DNA.
  4. Demonstrate techniques for genetic manipulation.
  5. Explain how genetic engineering is related to disease prevention.
  6. Explain the importance of genetic mapping.
  7. Analyze social impacts of genetic engineering.

Examing the Role of Biotechnology in Medicine

  1. Identify the impacts biotechnology has on medicine.
  2. Describe the ethical, legal, and social impacts of biomedicine.
  3. Explain vaccine (immunology) research and development.
  4. Describe the impacts of molecular research on society.
  5. Identify emerging healthcare technologies.
  6. Explain the applications of genetics in pharmacology.
  7. Describe the impacts of biotechnology on preventive healthcare.

Investigating Forensics

  1. Define forensic science.
  2. Describe situations in which medical forensics can be used.
  3. Describe situations in which forensic science can be used in criminal investigations.
  4. Describe situations in which biological forensic science can be used.
  5. Demonstrate the basic instrumentation used in DNA analysis for forensic purposes.

Understanding Bioengineering

  1. Define bioengineering.
  2. Identify uses of nanobiotechnology.
  3. Identify examples of biowarfare.
  4. Design and produce a biomechanism.

Examining Social Aspects and Ethics of Biotechnology

  1. Define bioethics.
  2. Assess impacts of biotechnology (including gene therapy, patenting of living tissue, cloning).
  3. Differentiate among ethical principles that reflect social, religious, economic, and political perspectives.
  4. Identify regulations that impact biotechnology.