# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Technology Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

The 2019 edition of this course is still available. Click here.

2020/2021 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Introduction to Technology (8484/12 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.

Six-week courses must include two of the following areas, nine-week courses must include three, 12-week courses must include four, 18-week courses must include five, and 36-week courses must include all seven areas.

Introducing Technology

  1. Explain technology.
  2. Identify examples of technology throughout history.
  3. Describe inventions that have been important to society.
  4. Research careers and the technologies used in them.

Investigating the Impacts of Technology

  1. Describe how society affects technology and technology affects society.
  2. Identify emerging technologies.
  3. Predict future technological changes.

Examining Resources of Technology

  1. Identify resources used in technology.
  2. Identify the six simple machines.
  3. Differentiate between types of materials.
  4. Demonstrate safe use of a minimum of three tools and/or pieces of equipment.
  5. Demonstrate various types of measuring.
  6. Create sketches and drawings.

Solving Problems

  1. Describe a problem-solving process.
  2. Apply a problem-solving process.

Examining Systems

  1. Illustrate how processes change inputs to outputs in any system.
  2. Identify the parts of a system within a device.

Introducing Microcontrollers

  1. Explain the coding system used for the microcontroller.
  2. Demonstrate the use of a microcontrolled robot.

Identifying the Designed World

  1. Identify the designed-world areas.
  2. Describe the energy and power area of technology.
  3. Describe the medical area of technology.
  4. Describe the agricultural and related biotechnologies area of technology.
  5. Describe the information and communication area of technology.
  6. Describe the architecture and construction area of technology.
  7. Describe the transportation area of technology.
  8. Describe the manufacturing area of technology.